Parsons, Bezdicek lead NAU to golf title
Junior Kaitlen Parsons (University High) and freshman Savana Bezdicek (Mt. Spokane) played key roles Tuesday as Northern Arizona won its record seventh team title at the Big Sky Conference championship at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz.
Parsons tied for second place at 1-under-par 215 after shooting her second consecutive 1-under 71. Bezdicek placed 22nd at 231, shooting a final-round 72 after opening the tourney with an 84.
The Lumberjacks finished at 882 for a four-shot win over Portland State.
Montana State junior Paige Crawford closed with a career- and tournament-record 67 for a seven-stroke victory at 8-under 208.
Eastern Washington placed sixth in the 11-team field at 911. Eagles senior Jayme Carbon closed with a 69 and tied for ninth at 4-over 220. Freshman Marissa Borja tied for 18th at 228.
• Washington State is in last place after the second day of the 11-team Pac-12 championship at Valencia (Calif.) Country Club.
The Cougars shot a second-round 318 to stand at 629, 19 shots behind 10th-place California. Sophomore Kristen Rue is the top Cougar, tied for 41st at 10-over 154.
Washington shot a second-round 291 for a two-day total of 584, 13 shots behind leader Southern California. USC’s Annie Park and Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse are co-leaders at 4-under 140.
• Idaho junior Rachel Choi and sophomore Leilanie Kim are tied for 11th at 7-over 151 after two days of the Western Athletic Conference championship at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.
The Vandals are tied for fourth in the seven-team field at 608, 22 shots behind leader Denver.
Denver’s Tonje Daffinrud leads the field by three strokes at 4-under 140.
Michael Camporeale hit a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with three RBIs as Washington posted a 6-2 nonconference win over 21st-ranked Gonzaga at Patterson Baseball Complex.
Trevor Dunlap (2-3) pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings for the Huskies (12-26), who are coming off a 2-1 weekend against fifth-ranked Oregon State.
Andrew Ely and Robert Pehl had RBI singles during a three-run seventh to give UW a 6-1 lead.
Billy Moon drew an RBI walk in the fourth and Marco Gonzales had a two-out RBI single in the ninth for the Bulldogs (26-12-1), who have dropped two straight after an 11-game winning streak.