Idaho’s Damien Telles shot a 7-under-par 65 on Tuesday’s final day to earn medalist honors at 15-under 201 at the Palouse Cougar Collegiate men’s golf tournament at Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman.
The Vandals, though, finished 12 strokes off the pace of Washington State, which won the event with an overall score of 827. Leading the way for the Cougars was Trent Sanders, who recorded a 3-under 69 in the final round to finish with a score of 206.
Idaho’s Kayla Mortellaro opened her junior campaign in winning fashion, compiling a 207 over three days to earn medalist honors at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic at Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo.
Mortellaro shot rounds of 70, 67 and 70 to edge out Colorado’s Emily Talley by two strokes. The Buffaloes won the team title with a score of 867. The Vandals took 16th with a total score of 919.
• Gonzaga’s Victoria Fallgren nearly made it two top finishes in a row, ending the three-day tournament one shot behind Lauren Hernandez of Nevada (218) at the Circling Raven Collegiate Invite in Worley, Idaho.
Fallgren shot a 2-over 74 on the final day of competition, helping the Bulldogs finish third at the invite with a team score of 910. Washington State took seventh behind Ellen Park’s 227 (14th) while Eastern Washington finished in 16th place (952).
• Nancy Johnson of Spokane Country Club opened play at the SAWGA Championship Tournament with a 79, tying her with Beth Wrigley from Indian Canyon CC for the top spot after the opening round at Manito Country Club. Play will resume today at Deer Park Golf Course.
Christina Boddie notched her second game-winning goal in as many matches, helping Idaho (5-2) sink Weber State (0-7) 2-1 with an overtime goal in the 105th minute in nonconference action in Ogden, Utah.
The Vandals are off to the best start in team history.
Three players led with six kills apiece and Lewis-Clark State (11-1) used a balanced attack that resulted in a .394 attacking percentage and 12 aces to sweep Whitworth (3-4) 25-13, 25-16, 25-8 in nonconference play in Lewiston.
• Meagan Ganzer notched her third 30-kill performance of the season, lifting Washington State (6-4) to a 3-1 victory over Gonzaga (2-10) in nonconference action in Pullman.