Alison Fidel, BYU
Carrie Roberts. Photo Credit, BYU

PROVO — The BYU women's golf team will enter its third season in the West Coast Conference and is ready to build off last year with its strong returners and new upcoming talent.

BYU will tee off the fall schedule Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 9-10, at the Hobble Creek Invitational in Springville. Utah Valley, Weber State and Southern Utah are among the participating teams to play in the invitational. The two-day event will give Cougar fans a rare opportunity to watch the team compete locally.

“It’s nice to be close,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “We’re familiar with the course, and the girls can sleep in their own beds and eat their own food. It’s nice to play in front of family and friends as well.”

Roberts said she expects great things this year.

“I’m expecting us to play well and have a really good fall season,” Roberts said. “We’ve got four tournaments and we’ve played every course, so we’re familiar with them. I’m looking for a very consistent and positive season.”

The Cougars welcome Annie Yang of British Columbia, Canada, and Brooklyn Anderson of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and hope for big contributions.

“I expect them to contribute a lot,” Roberts said. “I believe Annie will step in and be one of our top contributors, but I also expect Brooklyn to contribute as well.”

Returning from last season are Annika Afoa Kahaiali'i, Selu Fotu, Lea Garner, Gabby Gregory and Maria Yacaman.

Live stats and updates of tournament play can be followed on Golfstat's website.