WWU tied for eighth after first day at Grand Canyon Fall Classic
Sept. 24, 2012
LITCHFIELD, Ariz. - The Western Washington University women's golf team is tied for eighth, just 11 strokes off the lead, among a field of 17 at the Grand Canyon Fall Invitational being played at the Wigwam Golf Course.
Tuesday's final round begins at 7 a.m.
The Vikings shot 313 and are tied with the Grand Canyon B team.
Host Grand Canyon and Oklahoma Christian are tied for first at 14-over par 302 with Academy of Art one stroke behind in third.
Cal State San Marcos is fourth at 308, followed by Chico State (309), Victoria (310) and Sonoma State (311).
"Every team shot about the same score today," said WWU coach Bo Stephan. "I can't remember that happening before."
"It should be an interesting day tomorrow. We're going off early, which I like because it's so hot down here."
The Vikings were led by Anna Bourland (So., Bainbridge), who is tied for 14th at 4-over par 76. Claire Rachor (Sr., Bellingham) and Kristen Hansen (Fr., Spokane/Mead) each shot 78 and are tied for 23rd. Katya Case (Jr., Enumclaw) is tied for 44th at 81 and Kara Zitzman (Sr., Woodinville/Redmond) is tied for 66th at 85.
"Anna was our lone bright spot," Stephan said. "She played rock solid, while our other players had their ups and downs."
Tied for medalist honors at 2-under 70 are Crystal Faith Superal from Academy of Art and Anna Arrese Cortadellas from Oklahoma Christian. They hold a one-stroke lead over Ava Lourenco from Biola and Sarah Harper from Oklahoma Christian.
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