Canadian imports lead UW women’s golf squad

The UW women’s golf team has a bit of an exotic flair this season. Of the team’s nine golfers, one hails from Hawaii and three call Canada home. Coach Mary Lou Mulflur, ’80, is counting on two of those freshmen from north of the border—Jennifer Yang (at left in photo) and SooBin Kim (right)—to lead the Huskies back to the top of the competitive Pac-12.

Yang and Kim, who attended Gleneagle Secondary School in Coquitlam, B.C., are best friends and very talented golfers—finishing 1-2 in the 2011 Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

Yang tied for second at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at Sahalee Country Club in October. Kim, meanwhile, captured the Stanford Intercollegiate tournament in October with a pair of 66s.

Mulflur, who is now in her 29th year as the Husky women’s golf coach, credits the play of her freshmen from north of the border for the Huskies’ No. 9 national ranking after the conclusion of fall competition. She is going to need every ounce of talent from her young team, which includes only two seniors, to compete against the likes of No. 1 UCLA, the defending national champs, and always powerful USC, Cal and Arizona State.