Vikings move up six places, finish eighth at WNMU Invitational

Anna Bourland

April 1, 2014

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GOODYEAR, Ari. - Western Washington University moved up six places to finish eighth among 17 teams at the Western New Mexico University Women's Golf Spring Invitational which ended Tuesday at the Palm Valley Golf Club.

The Vikings shot 312, the fourth-best score of the day, for a 36-hole total of 637. That was just two strokes behind three schools that tied for fifth at 635. They were Cal State San Marcus (316), Cal State East Bay (317) and Dixie State (322).

St. Edward's TX (304), ranked No.6 nationally, edged out No.18 Chico State (312) for first place, 612 to 613. Chico State began the day leading the tourney with St. Edward's third, six strokes back.

Cal Baptist placed third at 618 (313) and West Texas A&M was fourth at 626 (305).

Anna Bourland (Jr., Bainbridge) led WWU, placing 21st in medalist play at 155 (76), and Kristen Hansen (So., Spokane/Mead) tied for 24th at 157 (75).

The Vikings' Brooke Branigan (Fr., Bellingham) tied for 30th at 160 (81), Emily Koryto (So., East Lansing, MI) tied for 48th at 165 (80) and Audrey Orem (Fr., Bellingham) tied for 52nd at 166 (81).

Cal Baptist's Tina Yang, who was the medalist leader by one stroke after Monday's play, won the tourney by that same margin at 146 (73). Audra Kepler from Cal State Monterey Bay was runner-up at 147 (73).

WWU next competes at the Tarleton State Doc Housewright Invitational on Apr. 14-15.


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