UH-Hilo women’s team takes 12th


The University of Hawaii at Hilo women’s golf team finished 12th out of 16 teams Tuesday at the Lady Rattlers Roundup in San Antonio.

Kacie Harada’s 4-over 76 was the Vulcans’ best round at their spring opener. The junior finished in a tie for 19th place at 14-over 158.

Tarleton State’s Isabell Jimenez-Perea (73) retained her first-round lead and took medalist honors at 2-under. The TexAnns (20-over 596) finished 19 strokes ahead of St. Edwards to win the team title.

Also contributing to UH-Hilo’s 661 total were Erika Morihiro (80-86, tie for 49th), Nyssa Aoki (85-82, T54), Kristen Sawada (84-86, T60) and Shannon Abarra (86-90, T72).

Competing as an individual, Jade Salvador (77-86) tied for 43rd.

Meanwhile, the men’s team tees off this morning at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu.

The Vulcans and BYU-Hawaii are the only Division II teams in a field that includes top-ranked California, which is going for its third straight title, No. 4 New Mexico and tournament host Hawaii.

The three-round tournament continues through Friday.