Cougar women win tourney
Senior Mallory Kent eclipsed the field by seven shots Tuesday and led host Washington State to the team title at the 12-team WSU Cougar Cup at Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman.
Kent shot a final-round even-par 72 to finish at 4-under 212. Gonzaga’s Alice Kim and BYU’s Lea Garner tied for second at 219.
WSU’s Kristen Rue and Rachel Lewis tied for fourth at 222 with GU’s Ciera Min.
The Cougars finished at 22-over 886 for a 12-shot gap on runner-up GU.
Idaho (914) placed third, led by seventh-place Leilanie Kim (223). Eastern Washington (971) placed 10th, topped by Marissa Borja (237).
Blake Snyder tied for second place and led Washington State to a first-place tie at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invite at Colorado National Golf Course in Denver.
Snyder, with a final-round 2-under 70, finished at 1-under 215, five shots behind champion Preston Stanley of Houston Baptist University.
WSU’s Michael Anderson tied for fifth at 217.
The Cougars had their best round of the tournament, a 286, to tie the host Buffaloes for first place at 18-over 882.
Gonzaga (914) tied for 13th and last place. GU junior James Fahy tied for 27th at 9-over 225, including a final-round 73.
• Idaho shot a final-round 291 to finish runner-up at the 12-team Boise State University Dash Thomas Memorial at Banvury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho.
The Vandals carded 11-over 863 to finish 12 shots behind Sacramento State.
UI’s Rylee Iacolucci, who opened with a 6-under 71 on Sunday, finished in fourth place at 5-under 208, three shots behind champion Tanner Higham of Utah State.