Gonzaga junior Victoria Fallgren sank a 12-foot putt to birdie the first hole of a playoff and win the individual title at the West Coast Conference Championship women’s golf tournament on Wednesday in Hollister, Calif.
Fallgren, who became the first Bulldog to earn medalist honors in the WCC tourney, also birdied the 54th and final hole to tie Seattle University’s Caitlin McCleary at 8-over-par 224 and force extra holes.
Gonzaga, which entered the final round in second place just two strokes behind Pepperdine, settled for third place in the team portion with a 919 total. Pepperdine won its 11th straight title and 14th in the 16-year run of the event with a 911.
Gonzaga finished a program-best fourth place at the WCC Championships in Hollister, Calif., led by the sixth-place finish of Peter Gullickson (Lewis and Clark High).
Gonzaga shot 287 in the final round to finish at 3-over 867, one shot behind third-place Brigham Young. Champion Saint Mary’s (844) finished with a nine-shot gap over San Francisco.
Gullickson’s third-round 70 left him at 4-under 212, tied for sixth and one shot behind two golfers tied fourth. Champion Ben Geyer of Saint Mary’s shot 207 to edge San Diego’s Alex Ching by one shot.
The Columbia Basin Hawks (9-5 NWAACC) posted a 5-2, 9-1 sweep over the CC Spokane Sasquatch (5-9) in Pasco.
Adam Young had two hits and the Hawks scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to win the first game. Zach Rapacz homered and drove in three runs and CBC used a three-run first inning to coast to a victory in the nightcap.
Track and field
Idaho senior Andrew Blaser (3,709 points) stands in seventh place in the decathlon and Vandals freshman Johanna Hocketstaller (2,931) is in 10th place in the heptathlon after the first day of the California Invitational/Mt. SAC Multievents at Azusa, Calif.