VANCOUVER -Kylie Barros (Edmonton, AB) led the UBC Thunderbirds women's golf team to victory at the Sonoma State Fall Invitational in Santa Rosa, California on Tuesday in one of the best performances in the school's history.
Barros finished at 1-over 145 (71-74), individual medalist honours by two shots over McKenna Corriea of Cal State Monterey Bay and defending the SSU title she won last year.
It is the fourth university tournament title of her career. Barros took a one-stroke lead into today's final round and was able to maintain her advantage by shooting the second-lowest score on Tuesday at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club.
Her final score is a tournament record, breaking the previous high mark, which she set along with Western Washington's Claire Rachor last year. Additionally, it is second-best 36-hole score ever for UBC women's golf. Barros' 71 on Monday was also the second-best round in team history. The feat has been achieved six other times, including by Barros at the 2011 AII Conference Championships.
"It was nice to get the win in Sonoma and defend the individual title but coming in was about the team win," said Barros. "We had a goal this fall to get a team win and it was nice to see the five girls all contribute and accomplish it."
"We had to great rounds of golf and we felt like we still had room to go even lower which is a great sign for our spring season."
The Thunderbirds won the tournament with a team score of 26-over 602 (301-301), four shots ahead of Grand Canyon University (302-304). The score is a tournament record and the third best 36-hole result ever recorded by a UBC women's golf team.