UH-Hilo Ladies Share Dennis Rose Invitational Title
For the first time in the nine-year history of the Dennis Rose Invitational, two teams will claim a share of the tournament championship.
The University of Hawai’i at Hilo and Cal State Monterey Bay both finished with overall stroke totals of 967, one shot ahead of runner-up St. Martin’s University.
St. Martin’s held a three-stroke lead over UH-Hilo after the first round of the event, held at the Waikoloa Beach Course, but by round two, the Vulcans and CSUMB took a share of the lead heading into the final round of the event. Both teams scored 335, with no individual golfer on either team shooting under an 80, in the final round to end the tournament in a tie.
Individually, St. Martin’s Jennifer Liedes won the individual title, shooting 15-over (225) on the par-70 course. Liedes shot a 71 in the opening round and finished the tournament with consecutive rounds of 77.
Lynsie Furuya of Concordia (OR) finished in second place, four strokes behind Liedes. Kristen Oberiano of Occidental College finished in third with a combined total of 232.
For UH-Hilo, it is the second time that it has earned at least a share of the Dennis Rose Invitational women’s championship. The Vulcans won it outright in 2006, when Kiilani Matsuyoshi helped UH-Hilo sweep the awards by winning the individual title. Monterey Bay, meanwhile, finished at the top of the event for the first time in school history.
The men’s version of the Dennis Rose Invitational will get underway on Thursday. UH-Hilo has won both the team and individual titles in each of the last four years.
2015 Dennis Rose Invitational
Women’s team standings
T1. Hawai’i-Hilo (309-323-335) – 967
T1. Cal State Monterey Bay (325-307-335) – 967
3. St. Martin’s University (319-317-332) – 968
4. Concordia (OR) (322-324-331) – 977
5. Hawai’i Pacific (333-317-337) – 987
6. Occidental College (325-330-348) – 1,003
Women’s individual standings
1. Jennifer Liedes (St. Martin’s) (71-77-77) – 225
2. Lynsie Furuya (Concordia) (74-78-77) – 229
3. Kristin Oberiano (Occidental) (77-75-80) – 232
T4. Andi Igawa (Hawai’i-Hilo) (75-79-80) – 234
T4. Mint Chimsuti (Hawai’i Pacific) (76-76-82) – 234
6. Kristen Sawada (Hawai’i-Hilo) (76-74-87) – 237
T7. Linnea Karlsson (Cal State Monterey Bay) (82-74-82) – 238
T7. Keila Takeuchi (Cal State Monterey Bay) (79-76-83) – 238
T9. Blake Haverty (Cal State Monterey Bay) (82-74-83) – 239
T9. Patricia Little (Concordia) (80-78-81) – 239