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HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i women’s golf team opens the Julie Brooks era by competing in the Coeur d’Alene Collegiate Invitational, Sunday, Sept. 18 through Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.
Brooks begins her first season as head coach of the Rainbow Wahine after spending 16 seasons at UC Irvine, where she won two conference titles, made two NCAA Championship appearances and four NCAA Regionals, and was a three-time Big West Coach of the Year.
“The team and I are excited to get the season started at Couer d’ Alene,” Brooks said. “The girls have been working hard on their games and they are ready to compete.”
She inherits a program that returns six members from last year’s co-Big West Championship squad. The Rainbow Wahine are the defending Coeur d’Alene Invitational champions, which was one of four team titles during the 2021-22 campaign. UH edged out Sacramento State by one stroke and also captured medalist honors as Momo Sugiyama took home the individual title.