Red Leafs’ Women’s Golf Season Ends In NCAA Regional
Simon Fraser finished in a tie for 11th at the 2024 NCAA Women's Golf West Regional with Meera Minhas leading the way in a tie for 27th.
Simon Fraser finished in a tie for 11th at the 2024 NCAA Women's Golf West Regional with Meera Minhas leading the way in a tie for 27th.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
by Thomas Lal

STOCKTON, Calif.  – It was the reigning GNAC Player of the Year Meera Minhas leading the Simon Fraser women’s golf team at the end of the 2024 NCAA Division II West Regional in Stockton, Calif., in a tie for 27th with a three-round score of 8-over-par 224 (71-78-75).

Minhas carded the lowest score of any SFU golfer on the final day of the west regional, shooting a 3-over-par 75 on her final trip through the par-72, 5,972-yard Brookside Country Club Course. The day’s work lifted Minhas six places in the final standings as part of the five-way tie. She notched three birdies in the final round, including two on the back nine. The result marks a considerable improvement for Minhas after tying for 60th in last year’s edition of the tournament.

As a team, Simon Fraser moved up into a tie for 11th alongside Midwestern State with a three-round score of 914 (295-306-313). Behind Minhas, reigning conference champion Dana Smith finished as part of a tie for 43rd with a three-day score of 228 (74-73-81). Smith finished her first NCAA Championships appearance as one of the best in the field on par-3 holes and was one of just 18 golfers to finish even-par or better on par-3 holes across the tournament.

Kassie Muanyam completed her first west regional with a three-day score of 231 (77-76-78) to finish in a four-way tie for 50th. Muanyam picked up a pair of birdies to round out the tournament on the way to Simon Fraser’s second-lowest score of the day with a 6-over-par 78.

Anaya Bhandal was just one stroke behind Muanyam with a 7-over-par 79 on the final day to complete the scoring effort for the Red Leafs. Bhandal finished the tournament with a three-round score of 233 (75-79-79) to tie for 58th. Sueah Park capped off her west regional with a score of 81 to finish the tournament in a tie for 61st with a score of 235 (76-79-81).

With the west regional complete, Simon Fraser’s 2023-24 season officially comes to an end. The Red Leafs complete the year with nine top-10 finishes across 11 tournaments and as the 2024 GNAC Women’s Golf Champions.