KANEOHE, Hawaii – The University of Hawaii at Hilo competed in the NCAA DI Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational on the Kaneohe Klipper Course and finished the three-round tournament at plus-137.
Oklahoma State and Texas A&M finished the tournament at 4-under 860 with OSU claiming the title on a tie-breaker. Third place belonged to Pepperdine with an even-par 864. In fourth place was Texas (874) followed by Illinois (892), Fresno State (897), host Hawaii (903), Gonzaga (906), Nebraska and Idaho (914), Missouri-Kansas City (915), Portland State (935), UTEP (942), Osaka Gakuin (953), Lipscomb (955) and UH Hilo (1001).
Kristen Sawada turned in a 7-over 79 to jump into a 74th place tie to pace the Vulcans. She finished at 26-over 242 (79-84-79). Andi Igawa was tied for 82nd place at 29-over 245 (83-79-83). Tied for 87th place was Shantel Antonio at 33-over 249 (81-84-84). Alison Tengan was in 97th place (87-91-87=265) and Kimberley Katayama was in 98th place (89-93-100=282).
Texas A&M's Thanya Pattamakijsak won the tournament with an 8-under 208 (70-71-67).
The Vulcans next tournament will be in Goodyear, Ariz. as they participate in the Western New Mexico University/Mustang Invitational, March 31 – April 2.