Vikings place fifth among 19 teams at Cal State Monterey Bay tourney
Oct. 26, 2004
SEASIDE, Calif. - Katja Trygg (Jr., Bainbridge Island) shot a 5-over par 78 to tie for sixth place in medalist play, helping Western Washington University finish fifth among 19 teams at the Cal State Monterey Bay Women's Golf Invitational Tournament that ended Tuesday at the Black Horse Golf Course.
Cal Poly, which led by five strokes after Monday's first round, shot 322 to take team honors by eight strokes at 638.
Just six shots separated the next four teams, with Chico State second at 646 (324), UC Riverside third at 647 (326), Sacramento State fourth at 648 (324) and Western fifth at 652 (327). The Vikings finished 19 strokes ahead of sixth-place Hawaii-Hilo (335=671).
Western's Catherine Kim (Fr., Bellevue/Skyline) tied for 25th at 166 (82). Completing the Vikings' scoring were Kate Menlove (Sr., Bellevue/Interlake), who tied for 30th at 167 (83), Candice Wagner (Milton/Fife), who tied for 32nd at 168 (90) and Katie Bender (So., Tacoma/Bellarmine Prep), who tied for 33rd at 169 (84).
Tying for medalist honors at 155 were Hawaii-Hilo's Kaiilani Matsuyoshi (79-76) from Hawaii-Hilo and Sacramento State's Margaux Sheehan (78-77). Three players tied for third at 156, and Trygg tied for sixth at 157.
"We just could never mount a charge," said Western coach Dean Russell, whose team completed the fall portion of its schedule. "I thought our team struck the ball well today, but our putters failed us."
"That'll be something we'll be working on for the spring. Overall, we had a great fall. Now, we'll take some time off and regroup."
After opening the season by placing 10th at the Northeastern State Invitational, the Vikings won both the Grand Canyon and Western tournaments prior to this week's outing.
Trygg leads Western with a 75.9 scoring average. She entered the tourney ranked No.3 nationally among NCAA Division II players, taking medalist honors at both the Grand Canyon and WWU Invitationals.
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