Troy, Led By Cho, Wins Kent Youel Invitational Title|
Nov. 2, 2005
The USC women's golf team, led by senior Irene Cho and sophomore Dewi-Claire Schreefel, won its first tournament of the 2005-2006 season, taking the Kent Youel Invitational by six strokes at the Kapolei Golf Course in Honolulu, Hawaii.
USC, which led wire-to-wire, finished first with a 54-hole score of 896 (+32), following two rounds of 294 with a final-round 308. Stanford was second (902) while Long Beach State was fourth (907).
USC's last tournament win was last year at the UNLV Spring Invitational (March 14-16).
Cho finished second overall with a 221 (+5), nine strokes back of individual winner Kelly Husted of Stanford (212). Cho posted rounds of 73, 73 and 75. She finished second for the second time in the last three tournaments and finished fifth in between those.
Schreefel finished seventh (225, +9) despite dropping off her pace from the first two rounds. She opened with a 74 and a 72 before Wednesday's 79.
Junior Catalina Marin finished a shot back of Schreefel at 226 after rounds of 78, 72 and 76. Sophomore Paolo Moreno finished 14th (229, +13) while junior Veronica Felibert was tied for 24th (232, +16).
USC led the tournament with three eagles, one each by Marin, Felibert and Cho. USC also had 25 birdies, second best of the invitational.