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Zags chase WCC titles

The Gonzaga University men and women are in the title hunt after Monday’s first round of the 54-hole West Coast Conference championships at San Juan Oaks Golf Course in Hollister, Calif.

Sophomore Peter Gullickson shot a 3-under-par 69 to lead the GU men to a 288, second by 14 strokes to favorite Saint Mary’s

The GU women, led by Victoria Fallgren’s 4-over 76, had all five within two strokes of one another and are third at 309, five back of first-round leader San Francisco.

• Dylan Maine (Freeman) and Andrew Roller (Coeur d’Alene) of CC Spokane tied for fourth at 2-over 146, a stroke back of tri-leaders, as the Sasquatch finished second to the host school in the Walla Walla Invitational, 581-591.

• Kelsey Berg tied for sixth at 173 for the CCS women, who wound up third in the Walla Walla Invitational at 531.

Ex-Cougar dies

Peter Mullins, a two-sport athlete at Washington State in the early 1950s, died Friday in Sydney, Australia, at age 90. He had suffered a broken hip and chest infection in the last six weeks.

Mullins, who placed sixth in the decathlon for Australia at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, came to Washington State on a track and field scholarship, but also starred in basketball.