Roundup: Whits sweep NWC North

Whitworth University swept both the men’s and women’s divisions at the Northwest Conference North Classic golf tournaments Monday at Oakbrook Country Club in Tacoma.

With Cameron Whittle (10-over 152) and Jared Descoteaux (153) finishing third and fourth, and four of their teammates among the top 15, the Pirates men fashioned a 610 over 36 holes for a 13-stroke victory over Puget Sound, in the tournament involving the conference’s four Washington schools. Brian Barton of Whitman was medalist with a 7-over 149.

Whittle’s closing 2-under was low score of the final day and one of only two sub-par rounds in the tournament.

Emily Travis shared women’s medalist honors for the Pirates with a 171 and teammates finished third, fourth and tied for fifth as Whitworth had a 19-stroke victory over Puget Sound, 696-715. Taylor Head of Whitman was co-medalist.


Boise State (2-16, 2-4 Western Athletic Conference) took advantage of errors by road-weary Idaho (7-11, 3-3), playing its third match in five days for a 26-24, 28-26, 24-26, 25-20 victory.

Anna McKinney led Idaho with 14 kills and hit .545, and Debbie Pederson had season highs of 13 kills and 11 blocks, fourth all-time at UI.

•Idaho senior outside hitter Sarah Conwell is the WAC player of the week for the second time this season after a weekend in which she had 39 kills, 37 digs and six blocks as the Vandals split two matches.

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