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Cougs’ Welch tied for fourth

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Washington State junior Kim Welch fired a 1-under-par 71 at the Stanford (Calif.) Golf Course Thursday and is tied for fourth place after the first of three rounds of the NCAA West Regional women’s golf tournament.

Welch trails leader Hannah Jun of UCLA by four shots heading into today’s middle round.

Cougars sophomore Anastasia Kostina shot an even-par round of 72 that included five birdies.

WSU carded a 302 and is tied for sixth place, 20 shots behind UCLA.

Men’s basketball

Guard Josh Akognon of Casa Grande High in Petaluma, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play at Washington State, Cougars coach Dick Bennett announced.

Akognon averaged 30 points per game during his senior season and was named player of the year in the Sonoma County League and Redwood Empire Section. He scored 40 or more points six times.

“Josh is a very welcome addition to our Cougar basketball family,” Bennett said. “He was a prolific scorer in high school and we look forward to him bringing that ability to the college level.”


Shad Cramer, boxing for the Spokane Eagles out of the Nevada Region, beat Joseph Davis in the fourth round of a preliminary bout at the Natinoal Golden Gloves in Kansas City, Mo.

Cramer’s semifinal match against Joe Greene of Queens, N.Y., is today.

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