April 10, 2014
Maintaining her spot atop the Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's golf leader board, Western Washington sophomore Kristen Hansen has helped the Vikings to an average round of 318.3 with her personal conference-high average of 77.5 this season.
Three of Hansen's teammates are also in the top-10 in the GNAC, with junior Anna Bourland checking in at No. 3 with an average score of 79.3. Audrey Orem (81.1) and Brook Branigan (81.6) rank No. 7 and No. 10, respectively.
Close behind Hansen in second place in the GNAC is another sophomore, Jennifer Liedes of Saint Martin's. Over 13 rounds this season, Liedes is averaging a score of 78.2 to pace the Saints. Mandy Wittmier is also in the top-10 for SMU, checking in at No. 6 with an average of 80.3. The duo has helped the Saints to a GNAC third-best team average of 326.4.
Western Washington and Saint Martin's will each participate in the Tarleton State Doc Housewright Invitational beginning Monday at Harbor Lakes Golf Club in Granbury, Texas. The two-day event will serve as the final rounds for the Vikings and Saints before the GNAC Championships on April 21-22 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort in Idaho.
Montana State Billings is currently second in the conference with an average team score of 323.6, with Katie Fish checking in at No. 4 individually at 80.1. Capri Ingram and Melissa Saken are also in the top-10 for the `Jackets, tied for eighth with an average of 81.4.
Northwest Nazarene freshman Sam Miller has had a big first season, as she currently ranks fifth in the conference with an average round score of 80.3. As a team, the Crusaders are No. 4 with an average score of 340.2.
In fifth place, Simon Fraser is averaging a team score of 352.4 this season. Nicky Jordan has been the top golfer for the Clan, averaging a single round of 83.1.
April Schedule: 14-15 - SMU and WWU at Tarleton State Doc Housewright Invitational, Harbor Lakes Golf Club, Granbury, Texas. 21-22 - MSUB, NNU, SMU, SFU, and WWU at GNAC Championships, Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Jenn Paul Finishes 16th at NCAA West Regional
Paul finishes just short of qualifying for the NCAA Championships
Jenn Paul Tied for 17th at NCAA West Regional
Paul heads into final round in contention for trip to NCAA Championships
Paul Tied for 20th at NCAA II West Regional
Jenn Paul is playing as an individual at the NCAA II West Regional
Paul and Sewell Named to Golf All-GNAC Team
Jenn Paul selected to play in NCAA II West Regional as an individual
Trio of Women's Golfers Named to GNAC Academic Team
Brooke Branigan, Jenn Paul and Hannah Drake named to GNAC All-Academic Team
Women's Golf Finishes 2nd at GNAC Championships
Jenn Paul (T3rd) and Hannah Drake (5th) lead WWU to 2nd-place finish
Vikings in 2nd at GNAC Championships
Junior Jenn Paul in 2nd place at 4-over-par. Four Vikings are in tournament top 10
Women's Golf Ready for GNAC Championships
Vikings have won 5 of 6 GNAC Championships at Coeur d’Alene Resort
Jenn Paul Named GNAC Golfer of the Week
Paul finished tied for 7th at even-par at last week’s Mustang Intercollegiate
Vikings 5th in Regular Season Finale in Arizona
Jenn Paul finishes tied for 7th at even-par for the tournament
Women's Golf in 4th at Mustang Intercollegiate
Jenn Paul and Stephanie Sewell tied for 2nd in 100-player field at 1-under-par 71
Women's Golf Finishes Tied for 9th at Otter Invite
Junior Jenn Paul notches another top 20 finish tying for 19th place
Women's Golf Tied for 9th at Otter Invitational
Senior Brooke Branigan is tied for 18th after shooting a 6-over-par 78 in Monday's first round
Vikings Back On The Course at Otter Invitational
WWU women's golf team looking for strong finish to the season leading up to GNAC Championships
Vikings Finish 6th at Pioneer Shootout
Jenn Paul ties for 14th place for 6th top 20 finish this season