Howling winds took a bite out of scores at the Western Athletic Conference men’s golf championships Tuesday in Henderson, Nev.
While scores climbed, the standings of the teams remained relatively the same as Idaho remained in third, six strokes behind leader New Mexico State going into the final round.
The Vandals shot 13-over-par 301 after an even-par 288 on Monday. NMSU is 7 over after shooting 6 under in the first round. Fresno State is second, two strokes ahead of Idaho.
Idaho freshman Jarred Bossio shot 1-over 73 and is at even-par 144, four strokes off leader Travis Reid of NMSU. Vandals junior Brad Tensen is tied for eighth (146).
•Pacific-10 Championships: Washington State shot a third-round score of 370, eight shots better than Monday.
Junior Nick Grigsby led the Cougars, shooting a 1-under 71 at the Seattle Golf Club. Freshman Trent Sanders leads WSU overall with a three-round total of 223, 7 over. He’s tied for 34th. WSU is 10th at 1,138, 66 strokes behind first-place Washington.
UW junior Darren Wallace tied the course competitive record with a 7-under 65 to extend his overall lead to three at 9 under.
NWAACC multievents: Tim Armstrong of Community Colleges of Spokane, who won the 110-meter high hurdles and took second in the 1,500, finished third in the decathlon at the championships at Mt. Hood in Gresham, Ore. Armstrong finished with 6,318 points. Philip Noble of Treasure Valley won with 6,622. Taylor Cook of CCS finished second in the heptathlon with 4,123 points, picking up 560 points while topping the field in the javelin. Mt. Hood’s Crystal Sims won the event with 4,305 points. Callie Runkel of CCS placed seventh.
Gonzaga recruits: Gonzaga announced the signing of four players to letters of intent.
Three of the newcomers are from the Greater Spokane League. They are Casey Ames of Lewis and Clark, and Ferris teammates Ian Hartfield and James Matern. The other signee is Erik Nielsen of Boise. Ames, Hartfield and Matern are midfielders and Nielsen is a forward.
Nielsen led Boise High to the Idaho State 5A title each of the past two seasons, finishing his career with 67 goals and 40 assists. He was a state Gatorade player of the year nominee the past two years.
Matern was an all-GSL first-team pick in 2008. Ames was a second-team selection after being a first-team pick as a sophomore and Hartfield was an honorable mention last year.