Emily Leung shines in first golf tournament for SFU
By Steve Frost
Simon Fraser University freshman Emily Leung won medalist honours in her first competition for the Clan, winning the Saint Martin's University (SMU) Invitational on Oct. 9 at the Olympia Country and Golf Club in Washington.
Leung fired a final round three-over-par 76 in a steady downpour to win the tournament after opening with an even par 73 on Friday. Her two-round total 149 was two strokes in front of Lynsie Furuya of Concordia on the par 73, 5,800-yard course.
The SMU women's golf team successfully defended its team title. This was the second win in two years for the Saints as the team shot a final-round score 322 to finish with a two-round total 631. Simon Fraser finished second with a team total 647.
Belinda Lin finished third overall for the Clan with a 36-hole total 155. She shot a three-over-par 76 in the final round to match Leung and Furuya for best rounds of the day.
SFU’s Mackenzie Field cracked the Top 20 after rounds of 82 and 87 to finish at 169, 23 strokes over par.
Michelle Waters finished tied for 23rd with a final-round score 90 and a two-round score 174. SFU’s Breanna Croxen shot an 87 on Day 1 but withdrew from the tournament and did not compete Saturday.
Leung led the field with seven birdies and had 17 pars. She also scored an eagle.
Leung was recruited to Simon Fraser from Hong Kong where she attended Yew Chung International School, but she grew up in Richmond.
Prior to coming to Simon Fraser, Leung was a Hong Kong elite squad member of the Hong Kong Golf Association and represented Hong Kong in many overseas tournaments in Thailand, U.S.A., China and elsewhere. She participated in the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in 2012 and the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in Mission Hills in 2014. Yueng was the overall girls' champion of the HKGA Winter Junior Championship held in December 2013 and runner-up at the Hong Kong Junior Close Championship 2014.
SFU is back in action on Monday and Tuesday at the WWU Viking Classic. The tournament will start at 9 a.m. with a shot-gun start.