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Idaho junior Mortellaro ties for third at Hawaii golf tournament

Idaho junior Kayla Mortellaro finished at 3-over-par 219 Tuesday to place third at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational at the Kaneohe Klipper course at Kaneohe, Oahu.

Washington State (938) placed eighth among 19 teams, 51 shots behind champion Arizona State. Freshman Mallory Kent led WSU, tying for 26th at 232, 17 shots behind medalist Carlota Ciganda of ASU.

• Mortellaro was also named Western Athletic Conference player of the week after her third-place finish at last week’s UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational.

• Matt Rawitzer (12-under 204) tied for third place and led Idaho (828) to second place at the Jackrabbit Invitational at Primm Valley (Nev.) Golf Course.

Stefan Richardson (207) tied for fifth and Damian Telles (208) tied for seventh for the Vandals, who finished one shot behind Missouri in the 14-team field.

• Whitworth’s men placed second and North Idaho’s women placed third at the Lewis-Clark State Invitational at Clarkston Golf & Country Club.

Whitworth shot 633 to finish 16 shots behind the host Warriors. NIC’s 759 was 69 strokes behind winner Rocky Mountain.

Andrew Roller of Community Colleges of Spokane tied for fourth among men at 155.


Idaho freshman Victoria Lozano was named WAC women’s player of the week after finishing 6-0 during the Vandals’ 3-0 week.

• Whitworth senior Rachel Burns was named Northwest Conference women’s player of the week after her 3-0 week.