Snyder leads WSU to title
Blake Snyder shot a final-round 2-under-par 68 on Tuesday to share individual honors and lead host Washington State to the team championship at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate at Palouse Ridge Golf Course.
The Cougars senior finished three rounds at 7-under 203 to tie for first place with San Jose State’s Cody Blick.
WSU finished at 4-under 836 for a one-shot win over Cal State Fullerton at the 12-team event.
Idaho (847) placed fourth, led by Jared du Toit, who tied for fifth at 207. James Fahy tied for 16th at 211 and guided Gonzaga (863) to eighth place.
Junior Alice Kim shot a school-record 66 to lead Gonzaga to second place at the Hobble Creek Invitational in Springville, Utah.
Kim broke the mark of 67 she shared with Victoria Fallgren (2010) and Raychelle Santos last season. She had an eagle, four birdies and a bogey to finish three rounds tied for seventh at 224.
Santos tied for third at 220 to lead GU to an 886, six shots behind San Francisco and the third-best 54-hole total in school history. GU’s final-round 286 was the second-best round in school history.
• Leilanie Kim shot a final-round, 2-under 70 to finish tied for fifth while leading Idaho to sixth place at the 17-team Ptarmigan Ram Classic at Fort Collins, Colo.
Kim finished at even-par 216, four shots behind champion Dana Finkelstein of UNLV. The Vandals carded a 291 to finish at 902, 29 shots behind winner California.
Emilee Schlader had 12 kills and 11 assists while leading host Lewiston (2-0, 2-0) to a 3-0 win over Coeur d’Alene in Inland Empire League 5A play. Jaclyn Schumacher added four aces and Makayla Wilson 14 assists for the Bengals. Missy Huddleston had five kills, two blocks and an ace for the Vikings (4-1, 0-1).
• Kelsey Carter had eight kills as Kellogg (2-1 overall) overcame host Priest River 3-2 in an Intermountain League opener. Beth Bykerk had 21 kills and Mollie French 15 digs for the Spartans (1-1), who won the fourth game 25-20 before falling 15-13 in the clincher.
Amanda Denny scored in the 88th minute of the second overtime to give Cheney a 3-2 victory over visiting Deer Park in a Great Northern League opener. DP’s Riley Martinson scored at 60 minutes to tie the match at 2. … In other league openers, Maddie Meade scored at 72 minutes as host East Valley defeated Clarkston 1-0. EV’s Kari Bromley had nine saves. … Morgan Williams scored at 80 minutes to give West Valley a 3-2 win at Pullman.