March 2, 2014
VALLEJO, Calif. - Kristen Hansen (So., Spokane/Mead) led the Vikings for the fifth time in six tournaments this season, tying for eighth place as Western Washington University finished third among 12 teams at the Cal State East Bay Women's Golf Pioneer Shootout which ended Sunday at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Club.
Hansen had rounds of 82 and 79 for a score of 17-over par 161.
WWU, which shot 321, the second-best score of the final round, had a 36-hole total of 654.
Host CSUEB shot 310, the lowest round of the tourney, for a winning score of 633. That was 11 strokes better than runner-up Chico State (325=644), ranked No.20 nationally in the latest Golf World/Women's Golf Coaches Association NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll.
The Vikings' Anna Bourland (Jr., Bainbridge) tied for 13th at 164 (84), Emily Koryto (So., East Lansing, MI) tied for 17th at 167 (81), Brooke Branigan (Fr., Bellingham) tied for 19th at 168 (84) and Audrey Orem (Fr., Bellingham) placed 25th at 169 (78).
CSUEB's Linda Brown took medalist honors at 2-over 146 (70), eight shots better than two players who tied for second at 154. Saturday's opening-round was not completed until early Sunday morning because of darkness.
WWU next competes at the Western New Mexico University Spring Invitational on March 30-Apr. 1 at Goodyear, Arizona.
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Paul finishes just short of qualifying for the NCAA Championships
Jenn Paul Tied for 17th at NCAA West Regional
Paul heads into final round in contention for trip to NCAA Championships
Paul Tied for 20th at NCAA II West Regional
Jenn Paul is playing as an individual at the NCAA II West Regional
Paul and Sewell Named to Golf All-GNAC Team
Jenn Paul selected to play in NCAA II West Regional as an individual
Trio of Women's Golfers Named to GNAC Academic Team
Brooke Branigan, Jenn Paul and Hannah Drake named to GNAC All-Academic Team
Women's Golf Finishes 2nd at GNAC Championships
Jenn Paul (T3rd) and Hannah Drake (5th) lead WWU to 2nd-place finish
Vikings in 2nd at GNAC Championships
Junior Jenn Paul in 2nd place at 4-over-par. Four Vikings are in tournament top 10
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Vikings have won 5 of 6 GNAC Championships at Coeur d’Alene Resort
Jenn Paul Named GNAC Golfer of the Week
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Vikings 5th in Regular Season Finale in Arizona
Jenn Paul finishes tied for 7th at even-par for the tournament
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Jenn Paul and Stephanie Sewell tied for 2nd in 100-player field at 1-under-par 71
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Junior Jenn Paul notches another top 20 finish tying for 19th place
Women's Golf Tied for 9th at Otter Invitational
Senior Brooke Branigan is tied for 18th after shooting a 6-over-par 78 in Monday's first round
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WWU women's golf team looking for strong finish to the season leading up to GNAC Championships
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Jenn Paul ties for 14th place for 6th top 20 finish this season