Vikings place sixth among 17 teams at Super San Diego Championship

WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM Audrey Orem
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Audrey Orem
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Feb. 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Western Washington University women's golf team placed sixth among 17 schools at the Super San Diego Championship which ended Tuesday at the Riverwalk Golf Course.

The Vikings shot a final-round 320 for a 36-hole total of 644.

Cal Baptist, which was third, nine strokes off the pace, after Monday's opening round, rallied to win by three strokes with a score of 622 after a tourney-best round of 305.

Placing second, three strokes behind, was Lee at 625 (310), followed by first-day leader and host Point Loma Nazarene at 626 (318). Academy of Art was fourth at 638 (316) and Cal State East Bay fifth at 643 (319.)

"We struggled a little bit, mostly around the greens," said WWU coach Bo Stephan. "It was definitely from 50 yards and in that we looked a little rough."

"But now we should have some time to work on that if the weather cooperates."

Leading the Vikings was Audrey Orem (Fr., Bellingham), who shot a 7-over par 79 to tie for 13th at 157. Kristen Hansen (So., Spokane/Mead) was 14th at 158 (80).

WWU's Anna Bourland (Jr., Bainbridge) tied for 24th at 161 (81), Brooke Branigan (Fr., Bellingham) tied for 43rd at 169 (80) and Emily Koryto (So., East Lansing, MI) tied for 56th at 172 (84).

Cal Baptist's Nathalie Silva took medalist honors at 3-over 147 after shooting a final-round 1-under 71. She finished three strokes ahead of Courtney Shelton (75=150) from Lee and Natalie Park (74=150) from Cal Baptist.

The Vikings next compete at the Cal State East Bay Pioneer Shootout on March 1-2 at Vallejo, Calif.