Second-place James Fahy and third-place Sean Walsh led Gonzaga’s men to their best finish in school history as the West Coast Conference Championship capped its three-day run Wednesday at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton.
Fahy, a sophomore, shot a final-round 4-under-par 68, finishing at 2-under 214 for the best finish by a Bulldogs player at the event, topping Travis Johnsen’s fourth-place tie in 2011.
Walsh, named the WCC freshman of the year, shot a final-round 70 to finish at 1-under 215. Walsh and Fahy both earned All-WCC honors.
Gonzaga shot the day’s best round, an even-par 288, to tie for third place at 16-over 880, eight shots behind champion Saint Mary’s. The Bulldogs’ previous top finish was fourth place last season.
San Diego’s Grant Forrest was medalist at 6-under 210.
Runner-up Raychelle Santos guided Gonzaga to second place at the WCC Championship at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton.
Santos, named WCC freshman of the year, fired a final-round 1-under 71 to finish three rounds at 1-under 215, two shots behind Pepperdine’s Grace Na.
Victoria Fallgren placed sixth at 226, Alice Kim tied for seventh at 229 and Han Wu finished ninth at 232 for the Bulldogs. All three joined Santos on the All-WCC team.
Gonzaga shot a final-day 301 to finish at 36-over 900, 17 shots behind champion Pepperdine.
The Bulldogs’ Brad Rickel earned his third consecutive honor as WCC coach of the year.
The Bulldogs are in the picture for an at-large berth to their first appearance in an NCAA tournament. Gonzaga won three tournaments this spring.
Trevor Jones went 4 for 4 with three RBIs in the opener and singled in the go-ahead run in the second game as host Walla Walla (17-13, 9-5) swept Community Colleges of Spokane 10-2, 4-2 in Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges play.
Drew Christina allowed seven hits and two earned runs in seven innings to win the opener. Jesse Houser struck out seven in seven innings to take the second game.
Jones’ two-out RBI single in the seventh snapped a 2-all tie in the second game.
The Sasquatch (18-12, 9-5) led 2-1 after Ricky Gonzalez doubled and scored on John Henry’s sacrifice fly to left in the fourth.
CCS and Walla Walla are tied for third place in the East Region, one game behind Yakima Valley and two behind Treasure Valley.