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.
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Freshman Megan Billeter leads WWU finishing in a tie for 42nd place at 8-over-par 152
Women's Golf in 13th After First Round of Mustang Intercollegiate
Freshman Megan Billeter tied for 19th after recording a career-low round of 1-over-par 73
Viking Women Finish 12th at Pioneer Shootout
Senior Jenn Paul finishes in tie for 11th with back-to-back rounds of 6-over-par 78
Women's Golf Tied For 9th After First Day of Pioneer Shootout
Senior Jenn Paul tied for 12th in 96-player field with first-round 6-over-par 78
Women's Golf Finishes 15th in Spring-Opening Tournament
WWU completes The Lancer Joust at +76 for the 36-hole tournament. Stephanie Sewell ties for 51st place.
Women's Golf in 16th Place at The Lancer Joust
Freshman Megan Billeter leads WWU in a tie for 55th place at 9-over-par 81
Women's Golf Opens Spring Season at Lancer Joust
Vikings will play three spring tournaments leading up to GNAC Championships in late April
Vikings Finish 6th at WWU Invite to Complete Fall Season
Jenn Paul turns in best round of the season with 1-over-par 74 to finish tied for 16th
Stephanie Sewell Named GNAC Golfer of the Week
Sewell tied for 7th at the Dixie State Fall Invitational
Women's Golf in 8th After Day One of WWU Invite
Hannah Drake tied for 29th after 8-over-par 81 in the first round at Bellingham Golf & Country Club
Vikings Finish 6th at Dixie State Fall Invitational
Stephanie Sewell leads women's golf team with 7th-place finish at 9-over-par for the tournament
Vikings in 7th After First Day of Dixie State Invitational
Junior Stephanie Sewell is tied for 13th in 56-player field with 6-over-par 78
Women's Golf Finishes 13th at Division I Tournament
Jenn Paul and Annie Leete lead Vikings during 54-hole tournament
Vikings Have Tough First Day at Rose City Collegiate
WWU is in 14th place after first day of Division I tournament
Women's Golf Places 3rd at The Northwest Shootout
Hannah Drake ties for 8th with 7-over-par 79 in one-day tournament