Vikings place second at own WWU Invitational
Oct. 14, 2008
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University's string of six straight wins at its own women's golf invitational tournament came to an end as the Vikings placed second by eight strokes to the University of British Columbia.
It was the third win for the Thunderbirds at the WWU tourney, which ended Tuesday at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club. They won back-to-back crowns in 2000 and 2001.
UBC, which trailed Sonoma State by eight shots following first-round action Monday, shot a final-round 312, the best of the day, for a 36-hole total of 630. Western, which was third entering Tuesday's play, shot 313 for a 638 total. Sonoma State placed third at 644 (334) in the 10-team field.
Sonoma State's Brittany Carrera took medalist honors at 8-over par 152 (79). That was one stroke better than the Vikings' Christa Goldie (So., Mukilteo/Kamiak), who shot a final-round 73, the best of the day by three strokes, for a 153 total.
Western's Sophie Elstrott (Fr., Eugene, OR/South Eugene), playing as an individual, finished third at 154, shooting a second straight 77.
The Vikings next compete at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational on Oct. 27-28.
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