Guthrie NWC medalist

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

Whitworth’s Emily Guthrie shot an even-par 72 in the final round to rally from four strokes back and claim medalist honors at the Northwest Conference women’s golf tournament championship on Sunday at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland.

Guthrie finished the two-day event with a 6-over 148 total, one stroke in front of Kelsey Morrison of George Fox.

Whitman upset fifth-ranked George Fox for the team title 629-634. Whitworth (660) was third.

Guthrie was named first-team All-NWC. Elaine Whaley of Whitman, a G-Prep grad, made the second team.

• Linfield held off Whitworth for the team title in the Northwest Conference men’s golf tournament championship at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick.

Linfield’s Alex Fitch was the medalist with a 2-under-par 142 after a final round 2-over 74. Puget Sound’s Nick Kelley was second at 147. Whitworth was led by Saul Martinez’s 149 which tied him for fourth place. Whitworth’s Joey Degroff tied for sixth at 150, while Jesse Salzwedel was ninth at 151.

Linfield finished with a 20-over 596 total, three strokes better than the Pirates.

With the victory Linfield accumulated 31 points over the fall and spring seasons, good enough for first place. Whitworth finished second with 25 points, one ahead of Puget Sound.

Salzwedel was named first-team All-NWC. Martinez and Degroff made the second team.

• The Northern Colorado Bears shot a school-record 2-over-par 290 to take the lead after the first day of the Big Sky Conference women’s golf championship in Chandler, Ariz.

Caitlin Rice topped EWU with a 4-over 76, tying her for 16th place.

Kelsey Chugg of Weber State had the low round at 2-under 70.


Ally Kutz belted a two-run home run and Hannah Bouska walked and scored on a wild pitch – all in the second inning – and the 24th-ranked Oregon State Beavers (29-15, 6-8) edged the ninth-ranked Washington Huskies 3-2 in Pac-12 play in Corvallis, Ore.

Nikia Williams had two hits and drove in a run for the Huskies (36-11, 7-10).

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