Hilo’s Yada ready to rough it at U.S. Women’s Open

  • Former Waiakea High standout Britney Yada will tee of at her second U.S. Women's Open on Thursday at the Olympic Club's Lake Course in San Francisco. “There is so much history here, and it is an extremely difficult golf course," she said. "This is some of the longest and thickest rough I’ve ever experienced, so keeping it in the fairway is key.”

Hilo’s Britney Yada has battled the windy golf conditions in West Hawaii, the wet at Hilo Muni and her college days at Portland State combined with her pro career in Arizona have prepared her to play in practically any kind of temperature.