Mallory Kent’s first-place finish helped the Washington State women’s golf team win the Anteater Invitational in Dove Canyon, Calif., on Tuesday, and the University of Idaho finished third.
Kent shot a 3-over-par 74 on Tuesday and finished at 7-over 220 for a one-stroke victory. The Cougars shot 52-over 904 as a team, good for a six-stroke edge over Brigham Young.
Two other Cougars finished in the top 20. Lindsay Harmon shot a 12-over 225, good for a tie for seventh place, and Kristen Rue shot a 17-over 230 to finish in a tie for 14th place.
Idaho finished at 61-over 913 for third place. Kayla Mortellaro was the top-finishing Vandal, with her 9-over 222 good for a tie for third place. Idaho’s Rachel Choi finished tied for 14th place after shooting a 17-over 230.
• Eastern Washington finished third at the six-team Butler Spring Invitational in Avon, Ind., with a team score of 674.
Sara Callagy finished tied for seventh to pace the Eagles, shooting a 166 for the two-round event. Three other Eastern golfers finished in the top 20 – Caitlin Rice tied for 12th with a 168, Jayme Carbon finished 15th with a 169 and Morgan Lee finished 20th with a 174.
Host Butler won the tournament with a 639, and Butler’s Michele Nash was medalist after carding a 153.
Washington State finished 11th and Gonzaga finished 12th at the 14-team Duck Invitational, which concluded in Eugene, Ore.
The Cougars shot a 38-over 902 as a team, with the Bulldogs two strokes behind. Host Oregon won the event with a 17-under 847.
Ducks swept the top three spots. Andrew Vijarro was the medalist, shooting a 6-under 211.
Hank Frame was the top finisher for WSU, carding a 4-over 220 that put him in a tie for 19th place. Gonzaga’s top finisher was James Fahy, who tied for 27th place with a 6-over 222.
Three Whitworth Pirates were honored by the Northwest Conference with Student-Athlete of the Week honors.
The conference honored pitcher Taylor Gilbert, who went 2-0 in three starts to lead the softball team to a 5-1 record at the Tucson Invitational; Daniel Redfern, who went 3-0 during the tennis team’s trip to Orlando; and Carter Comito, a Mead product who won the shot put and discus Saturday.