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Area roundup: Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann qualifies for U.S. Open

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann is a two-time Big Sky champion and has now qualified for the U.S. women’s open. (Bryson Lester / Courtesy)
Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann is a two-time Big Sky champion and has now qualified for the U.S. women’s open. (Bryson Lester / Courtesy)

Sophie Hausmann of the University of Idaho finished second on Monday in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Rainier Golf and Country Club in Seattle.

She shot even par in the two-round event, with both rounds played on Monday.

The top two finishers at the event advanced to the U.S. Open May 31-June 3, at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in Shoal Creek, Ala.

Haumann shot a 3-under 69 in the first round to take a one-stroke lead headed into the final 18. After carding bogeys on the first four holes of the second round, she later made consecutive birdies to open the back nine.

NWAC golf: North Idaho finished third in the final league match of the regular season, good enough to claim the regular season championship.

NIC’s Todd Henderson was the medalist in the event played at Bandon Dunes in Oregon.

NIC and Community Colleges of Spokane were tied after regulation in the women’s event. NIC won the playoff. Madi Brown of NIC was the medalist.

Basketball

Victor Sanders is taking the next step in his professional career, and has been selected to participate in the 2018 Professional Basketball Combine in Bradenton, Florida.

Sanders led the team at 19 points per game as the Vandals finished second in the Big Sky standings last year. He picked up second team All-Big Sky honors.