Tomas ends tied for fourth at invitational

Daezsa Tomas was one of three University of Hawaii freshmen who was in a six-way tie for fourth place at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational.

Tomas, a Kauai High School graduate and playing as an individual, was joined by freshmen Raquel Ek and Izzy Leung in the deadlock for fourth place at 8-over par following the three-day tournament that wrapped up Thursday on Oahu.

Hawaii wahine came up a stroke short of winning its first tournament in nearly 20 years.

Hawaii fired a final-round 304, but was edged out by the Hornets, who rallied from a three-stroke deficit to capture the title, firing a final-round 300 to finish at 39-over par.

Hawaii finished in a tie for second place with New Mexico State at 39-over par. It is the eighth time Hawaii has finished runner-up in a tournament in the history of its program.

The Rainbows started the day with a two-stroke lead, which they held until the middle of the round when New Mexico State edged past the Rainbows and later jumped out to a three-stroke lead.

With six remaining holes, the Rainbows regained the lead by a stroke, but following a three-way tie between Sacramento State, Colorado State and Hawaii with three holes remaining, Sacramento State pulled ahead for the win.

Five of the Rainbow Wahine golfers finished in the Top 20 — three of whom played as individuals, including Tomas, Brianna Becker, finishing 10th at 9-over, and Charlee Kapiloho-Sagum, who finished in a six-way tie for 11th at 10-over.

The Rainbow Wahine travel to the Big Island on Nov. 4 and 5 when they host the Pac 12 Preview at Nanea in Kohala, on the Big Island.

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