Zags women golfers win second straight
The Gonzaga Bulldogs women’s golf team continued its early-season roll.
Sophomore Alice Kim earned medalist honors and the Zags won the UC Invitational on Tuesday in Santa Ana, Calif. It was Gonzaga’s second straight team title.
Kim, who tied the single-round school record with a 5-under-par 67 on Monday, finished with a 1-under 215 over the 54-hole event. She tied the team record set by teammate Raychelle Santos last fall.
Gonzaga finished with an 885, just three strokes off the school record set last fall at the Cougar Cup in Pullman. The Bulldogs easily outdistanced host school and runner-up UC Irvine.
Santos (225) tied for eighth place for Gonzaga, while Han Wu (226) tied for 10th.
The Idaho Vandals finished ninth in the tourney.
Rachel Choi paced the Vandals with a 234, tying her for 25th place.
Washington State sophomore Michael Anderson tied for medalist honors and helped guide the Cougars to a second-place finish at the Snowman Getaway in Goodyear, Ariz.
Anderson and Missouri’s Jace Long finished at 7-under-par 209.
University High School graduate Hank Frame finished one stroke off the pace and tied for third for WSU.
Missouri won the team title. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, in second place heading into the final round, placed sixth.
Junior Peter Gullickson paced Gonzaga with a career-best fifth-place effort at 213.
Sophomore Brady Bagby and freshman Kwinn Hanson of the men’s team and freshman Riley Holsinger of the women’s team are Community Colleges of Spokane’s representatives on NWAACC Eastern Region All-Stars first teams.
Bagby, Hanson and sophomore Eric Holbrook were also named to the all-defensive team. Holbrook, Bagby and Tyler Edwards were selected to play in the sophomore all-star game.
Holsinger was also named the region’s freshman of the year. Teammates Amelia Cook and Breeana Wilson made the all-defensive team.