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UH-Hilo’s Sawada Earns PacWest Golf Award

February 19, 2016, 4:21 PM HST
* Updated February 19, 4:02 PM
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University of Hawai'i at Hilo senior Kristen Sawada. UH-Hilo photo.

University of Hawai’i at Hilo senior Kristen Sawada. UH-Hilo photo.

University of Hawai’i at Hilo golfer Kristen Sawada was named the PacWest Conference’s Women’s Golfer of the Week this week.

The conference’s award recognizes rounds played between Feb. 11-17.

Sawada, a senior who graduated from Mililani High School, finished in a tie for 36th place at the Lady Rattler Round-up, hosted by St. Mary’s (TX) at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, Texas. She was the top golfer for UH-Hilo at the event, firing a two-day score of 165.

UH-Hilo finished 13th in the team standings.

Holy Names sophomore Matthew Thomas was named the PacWest Conference’s Men’s Golfer of the Week.

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