EWU sixth after first day of Big Sky golf
Taylor Crandall shot a 74 to lead Eastern Washington on the first day of the three-day women’s Big Sky Golf Championship at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz.
The Eagles are sixth at 314. Portland State is in first place at 11-over 299 with the Vikings’ A Ram Choi firing a 2-under 70 to lead the field.
• Whitworth golfers Nicole Lomax and Michal Schuster tied for third at 13-over 157 in leading the Pirates to a third-place finish at the five-team Whitman Eastern Invite at Wine Valley GC in Walla Walla.
Whitworth finished the two-round tournament at 653. Whitman won at 51-over 627. Lewis-Clark State’s Heather Bruce was medalist at 3-over 147.
Aaron Cockerill finished with a three-round total of 6-over 222 good for a tie for 13th place in leading Idaho to a ninth-place finish at 36-over 900 at the El Macero CC (Calif.) Classic.
UC Davis won the 12-team tournament at 856 with the Aggies’ Matt Hansen winning medalist honors at 6-under 210.
• Whitworth took two teams to the 36-hole Whitman Easter Invite at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla where they finished second (595) and fourth (607) in an eight-team field.
Pirates Austin Billeter and Oliver Rudnicki shot 148 to finish in a tie at fifth place.
Lewis-Clark State won at 16-over 592 with the Warriors’ Chris Lien winning a playoff over Walla Walla CC’s Eli Mendez after they tied at even-par 144.
Former Gonzaga guard Matt Bouldin scored 24 points and had eight assists in helping the Fort Wayne Mad Ants defeat the Sioux Falls Skyforce 126-118 on Saturday in Fort Wayne, Ind., to advance to the NBA Development League playoff finals.
Bouldin made 10 of 15 shots, including three 3-pointers.
The Mad Ants, who won their semifinal series 2-0, will play the winner of tonight’s game between the Rio Grande Vipers and Santa Cruz Warriors.
Washington State’s women’s rowing team won three races on the final day of the windy Clemson Invitational held on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C.
The Cougars picked up victories in varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four races.
In four other races, WSU had a second, two thirds and a fifth place.
Gonzaga had a third, three fifth places and a seventh.