Alum Wenyung Keh Success In Women’s Golf

05 May 2018

Keh has just shot her personal best and broken the American University’s record by shooting 9 under the card.

“I birdied half my holes today #beatthat #personalbest
May 8, 2018

2017-18 (Junior)
  • In nine events on the year, never finished outside of the top 25 and recorded a team-best five top 10 showings
  • Out of 24 round splayed, went par or better in eight of them with three sub-70 efforts
  • Leads the team with a stroke average of 72.67
  • Was the Coach’s pick for International Team that will compete at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup in Evian, France this summer
  • Earned first career All-Pac-12 honors this season
  • Posted a career-best showing at the Pac-12 Championship, tying for fifth, with her score of 2-under 214 (73-71-70) … her effort ties the fourth best finish by a Husky at the league championship in program history and ties the most recent top finish by a Dawg, Charlotte Thomas, who tied for fifth in 2016
  • In the final regular season tournament of the year, Keh finished tied for fourth at the weather-shortened Buckeye Invite with an even-par 144 (70-74)
  • Posted her best showing of the season at the PING/ASU Invitational finishing at 6-under 210 to tie for second … after opening with a 1-over 73, rebounded with a 5-under 67, her best round of the season and a 2-under 70
  • Finished 14th at the El Tigre Invitational to lead UW with a 7-over 223
  • Competed in the Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship representing New Zealand and finished tied for second at the event in Singapore … she climbed five spots up the leaderboard in the final round with a 4-under 67 to force a four-way playoff for the title
  • Finished second on the team and tied for 18th overall at the Regional Challenge (8-over 221)
  • Tied for 20th at the weather-shortened Pac-12 Preview in Hawaii
  • Recorded her second-straight top 10 showing with a tie for eighth at the Stanford Intercollegiate, leading the team with a 2-over 215
  • Opened the season a tie for seventh at the Edean Ihlandfeldt Invite carding a 4-over 220 (71-75-74)

“She has done everyone back home very proud whilst wearing the fern!”

2016-17 (Sophomore)
  • Led the Huskies at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional as she climbed 16 spots on the leaderboard during her final round to tie for 14th … she posted a 4-over 220 (73-75-72)
  • Tied for 22nd at the Pac-12 Championships with a 12-over 223 (74-75-79)
  • Earned her best finish of the season at the PING/ASU Invitational as she tied for 11th thanks to a 1-under 215 (70-73-72)
  • Recorded her best round of the season with a 6-under 66 in the final round of the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational en route to a tie for ninth (3-over 219)
  • Tied for 15th at the Bruin/Wave Invitational to lead the Huskies with her 12-over 231 (73-80-78)
  • Tied for ninth in stroke play at the Eastlake Cup and then went on to win her two matches, first with a 5 & 4 victory over Stanford’s Shannon Aubert then winning 2UP over Duke’s Ana Belac in the finals
  • Tied for eighth at the weather-shortened Stanford Intercollegiate during the fall season with a 2-over 144
2015-16 (Freshman)
  • Won all three of her matches during the match play portion of the NCAA Championships … defeated Lauren Diaz-Yi of Virginia 4 & 2 in the quarterfinals… Hadas Libman of UCLA 2 & 1 in the semifinals and Sierra Kersten of Stanford 4 & 3 in the final match
  • Finished tied for 20th at the medal play portion of the NCAA Championships (1-over 289).
  • Carded a 7-over 223 at the NCAA Baton Rouge regional to tie for 30th
  • Tied for 20th out of 55 at the Pac-12 Championships (1-over 217)
  • Won the Peg Barnard Invitational (Feb. 13-14) with a 4-under 138 for her first individual tournament win
  • Played in all five events for the Huskies during the fall season
  • Finished the fall season with a 73.46 stroke average, including three rounds under par
  • Finished first for the Dawgs at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
  • Tied as the top finisher for the Huskies at the Stanford Intercollegiate
  • Had three top-10 finishes on the fall season including a T-5th at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, 10th place finish at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational, and a T-10th at the Pac-12 Preview
Junior Golf and Personal
  • Won the 2015 New Zealand Under-19 Tournament
  • Took home the title at the 2015 Lawn Master on the Charles Tour
  • Earned the title at the 2015 Alcaran Open on the Charles Tour
  • Finished second at the 2015 New Zealand Stroke Play Championship, only finished behind current teammate Julianne Alvarez
  • Represented New Zealand at the Queen Sirikit Cup in Malaysia
  • Qualified for the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Played for the Pakuranga Golf Club in Auckland
  • Attended Botany Downs Secondary College
  • Daughter of Michael Keh and Elaine Thai and has three siblings – Siyi (16), Gim (21) and Munchin (22) … Munchin plays professional golf in New Zealand

Keh Selected as Coach’s Pick for International Arnold Palmer Cup Team

May 4, 2018  ~

NORMAN, Okla. – Washington golfer Wenyung Keh has been selected as the coach’s pick for the International Team that will compete at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup held July 6-8 at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains, France.

The junior out of New Zealand joins 12 other women’s golfers on the international team in the Ryder Cup-style competition. She was selected to the team by head coach Anne Walker of Scottish decent and the current head coach at Stanford University. This year’s Arnold Palmer Cup is the first with an extended format to include collegiate athletes.

Keh recently earned her first career All-Pac-12 Selection following a season that featured five top 10 efforts and no finish below 25th in her nine events. She also competed at the first annual Asia Pacific Women’s Amateur Championships where she tied for second after falling in a playoff. Keh has posted seven rounds under par during collegiate play this year and most recently finished tied for fifth at the Pac-12 Championships.

About Arnold Palmer Cup

The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and began at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla. in 1997. The event is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s university/college golfers matching the United States against a team of International players. The 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club will become the only major tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.

Since its inception, over 100 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on either the PGA or European Tours, 25 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup, and more than 50 have claimed over 200 victories on the PGA or European Tours. The United States leads the series 11-9-1.

The Arnold Palmer Cup is supported by Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation. The Arnold Palmer Cup provides a platform for perpetuating Arnold Palmer’s commitment to youth development and the growth of amateur/collegiate golf. For more information, please visit

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UW Places Fifth at Hawkeye El-Tigre Invitational

March 17, 2018  ~

Junior Wenyung Keh led the Huskies to their four top five team showing of the season as she finished 14th overall with a 7-over 223 (72-74-77). She opened the final 18 holes at even par through seven but went four-over during the next five holes. After a birdie on the 13th, Keh posted bogeys on 16 and 17 en route to her final round score of 5-over to move her total to 7-over 223. She has yet to finish below the top 25 in the six tournaments she has competed in this season.

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Keh Ties for Second at Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship

February 24, 2018  ~

SINGAPORE – University of Washington junior Wenyung Keh, representing her home country of New Zealand, put on a stellar performance en route to finishing tied for second at the first annual and prestigious R&A Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship held at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

Her finish was not without dramatics after she climbed five spots up the leaderboard over the final round with a 4-under 67 to force a four-way playoff for the title. She used three birdies and one eagle to make her move on the final day. In the first hole of the playoff, Keh unfortunately bogeyed to be the first out wrapping up her tournament.

Throughout the four-day, 72 hole event on the difficult par-71 course, Keh posted 11 birdies and one eagle. She finished with an overall score of 8-under 276. She stayed in the top 10 throughout the entire tournament and her final round of 67 tied for the best of the day.

In round one, Keh went 2-under 69 and followed that with a 1-over 72 to make the cut and advance to the third round. She then went 3-under 68 in round three on a day where she had no blemishes on her scorecard. In a span of 36 holes between round two and four, Keh went bogey-free and carded seven of her birdies and her eagle. Following a bogey on hole 13 in the final round, she birdied the 14th and finished with pars to close out the day and force the playoff.

The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship has been developed by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) and The R&A to nurture talent and provide a pathway for the region’s elite female amateurs to the international stage.

What an amazing effort from Wenyung Keh who sadly lost in the first playoff hole at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific today. She has done everyone back home very proud whilst wearing the fern!

Posted by New Zealand Golf on Friday, February 23, 2018

What an amazing effort from Wenyung Keh who sadly lost in the first playoff hole at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific today.

She has done everyone back home very proud whilst wearing the fern!

New Zealand’s Wenyung Keh has got things off to a great start at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific to be in a tie for fifth at -2 par #ShapingtheFuture

Posted by New Zealand Golf on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New Zealand’s Wenyung Keh has got things off to a great start at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific to be in a tie for fifth at -2 par #ShapingtheFutre

With just one week to go before the inaugural Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, let's take you through our awesome New…

Posted by New Zealand Golf on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Huskies Finish Ninth at Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge

February 13, 2018  ~

PALOS VERDES, Calif. – The University of Washington Women’s Golf team posted a ninth place finish at the Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge on Tuesday, concluding their spring season opening tournament at 42-over 894 (297-299-298). The Huskies were led by junior Sarah Rhee who finished tied for 16th.

“I was proud of our effort throughout the weekend and it’s early in the spring so we got a good look at where we’re at that’s what you want to get out of the first spring tournament against a very talented field,” said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. “Sarah played exceptionally well over the last two days and to have four of our five climb the leaderboard on the final day was good to see.”

Rhee climbed 17 spots during the final 18 holes with her third round score 1-over 72. She opened the day with birdies on four of her first seven holes. Following three bogeys on the back end of her front nine, she responded with a 2-over to bump her three-round total to 7-over 220 (76-72-72) for her fourth career top 20 finish.

Junior Wenyung Keh also moved up on the final day, jumping five spots to finish tied for 18th at 8-over 221 (73-74-74). After starting with a bogey on her second hole, Keh responded with a birdie on the par-3 11th hole to finish her front nine at 1-over. She echoed that on her back nine and despite getting to four-over at one point, closed her round with a one-under over the final three holes.

Sophomore Karen Miyamoto placed tied for 49th, climbing five spots as well on Tuesday thanks to her final round score of 5-over 76. She finished with an overall score of 15-over 228 (75-77-76). Miyamoto opened the day with a birdie on her first hole but then went five-over to finish the day.

Rounding out scoring was junior Julianne Alvarez who finished with a 19-over 232 (72-77-82). Freshman Rino Sasaki climbed up seven spots on the board to finish tied for 69th at 20-over 233.

Washington next hits the course on Feb. 26 at the Bruin Wave Invitational.

UW Sits in 11th Heading Into Final Round at Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge

February 12, 2018  ~

PALOS VERDES, Calif. – The University of Washington women’s golf team sits in 11th place following round two at the stacked Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge on Monday as it shot a 15-over 299 to move its two round total to 28-over 596 (297-299). Junior Wenyung Keh continues to lead the Dawgs as she is tied for 23rd at 5-over 147 at the par-71 Palos Verdes Golf Club.

“Today was better in a lot of ways as we had 13 birdies and one eagle from Julianne who holed out from 110 yards on hole 11,” said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. “We did still suffer from too many poor decisions and unforced errors which cost us in conditions which were extremely windy and rather cold for California. We’ve got one more round tomorrow and I believe we will come out strong.”

Keh, ranked 40th by Golfstat, knocked in two birdies and after starting her front nine at 2-over, improved on the back nine finishing her final eight holes at even par. She sits eight strokes off the lead, held by Arizona State’s Olivia Mehaffey, at 5-over 147 (73-74).

Junior Sarah Rhee had a big climbing day as she jumped 20 spots into a tie for 33rd. Rhee opened the day on hole 10 and went even par through four holes then birdied hole 14 before following four more pars. She followed that with three birdies on her back nine to finish with a 1-over 72, a four-stroke improvement from her first round. She is now at 6-over 148 (76-72).

“I was really proud of how Sarah competed today,” added Mulflur. “She is in a good place right now and just focusing on preparing for the next shot she’s about to hit. Nothing else matters which is allowing her to play some really great golf.”

Alvarez started the day with a bang as she eagled her second hole of the day. On the par-4 11th, she holed out from 110 yards on her second strike for her first eagle of the season. She ended up adding three birdies throughout the rest of the day but eight blemishes were costly as she finished the day at 6-over 77 to move her two-round score to 8-over 150 (73-77).

Sophomore Karen Miyamoto also had a tougher second round finishing with a 6-over 77 to push her overall score to 10-over 152 (75-77) which places her tied for 54th rounding out UW’s scoring on Monday. Freshman Rino Sasaki is tied for 76th at 15-over 157 (81-76)after climbing 11 spots on Tuesday thanks to a 5-over 76, which was a five stroke improvement from round one.

The Huskies conclude their first spring event on Tuesday, teeing off at 8:30 with Texas, Baylor and Tennessee.

Dawgs Tied for Ninth After Opening Round at Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge

February 11, 2018  ~

PALOS VERDES, Calif. – The University of Women’s golf team started their spring campaign on Sunday at the prestigious Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge and after 18 holes sit tied for ninth at 13-over 297. The Dawgs were led by experienced juniors Wenyung Keh and Julianne Alvarez, who both shot a 2-over 73 to tie for 19th.

“I was proud of our effort today, especially for our first spring tournament,” said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. “We had a bit of a tough start but they kept their attitude and mindset in the right place. We just didn’t make very many putts at all today. Only having five birdies on the day is a small number for us but we plan on dropping some putts tomorrow, shaking off some of the rust and are looking forward to getting back out on the course for round two.”

Keh and Alvarez both sit five strokes off the lead with their 2-over 73’s. Keh started the front nine with a 1-under after posting a birdie on the par-5 16th hole before making the turn. She ran into some errors on her back nine with three blemishes on holes two, three and five to finish with a 2-over.

Alvarez’s start was a little shakier as she double bogeyed her opening hole, which was hole 10, but she responded by posting even par’s over the next six holes and birdied the par-4 hole 17 followed by a par on 18 to finish her first nine at 1-over. She copied that score on the next nine holes with just one blemish on her first hole after the turn to finish in tied for 19th.

Sophomore Karen Miyamoto, who is ranked 91st via Golfstat, was next on the scoring chart for UW, as she is tied for 39th with a 4-over 75. Miyamoto was one of three Dawgs who birdied the par-3 hole 15 on UW’s front nine but it was unfortunately surrounded by bogeys on holes 14 and 16. She finished both nines at 2-over 38.

Rounding out scoring in the five count four tournament at Palos Verdes Golf Club was junior Sarah Rhee who posted a 5-over 76 to tie for 53rd. Freshman Rino Sasaki was next with her 10-over 81 to tie for 87th.

Arizona holds the team lead at 1-over 285 while Arizona State’s Olivia Mehaffey has the individual lead at 3-under 68. She was one of seven players to post a sub-par round over the first 18 holes.

Washington starts round two of the 54-hole event Monday morning at 9:22 a.m. paired with Duke, Texas and Ohio State.

Huskies Open Spring Campaign at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

February 10, 2018  ~

SEATTLE – The University of Washington Women’s Golf Team starts its spring campaign this weekend heading to the Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif. The Dawgs are coming off of a fall season that saw them post two top-five finishes including a team title at the Edean Ihlandfeldt Invite.

The Huskies also posted a tie for fifth place at the prestigious Pac-12 Preview while finishing sixth at the Stanford Intercollegiate and tied for eighth at the Schooner Fall Classic. Sophomore Karen Miyamoto led the team during the fall with a 72.91 scoring average and posting her best finish with a tie for third at the Edean Ihlandfeldt Invite.

Three Huskies posted sub 70 rounds including Miyamoto who was joined by Rino Sasaki who’s 2-under 68 at the Schooner Classic was the best round by a Dawg in the fall. Junior Wenyung Keh also carded a 3-under 68 in the opening round of the Stanford Intercollegiate en route to finishing first for the Huskies en route to an overall finish of tying for eighth.

The Dawgs will send juniors Julianne Alvarez, Sarah Rhee, Wenyung Keh along with freshman Rino Sasaki and sophomore Karen Miyamoto to this weekend’s spring opening tournament at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. There will be 54 holes of stroke play starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11.

The 18-team field is stacked with a stellar field that includes seven out of the top 10 teams in the nation – UCLA (1), Alabama (2), Duke (4), Stanford (5), Texas (8), Oklahoma State (9) and Southern California (10). Other teams seeing action include Arizona, Arizona State (13), Baylor, Florida (20), Northwestern (12), Ohio State, San Diego State, Tennessee, UNLV, Wake Forest and Washington (17).

Live scoring can be found on starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday as Washington will be paired with Wake Forest, Tennessee and UNLV.


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