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Cougs’ Madison leads amateur tourney

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Washington State University’s Jordan Madison is tied for the lead after Monday’s first round of stroke play at the PNGA Men’s Amateur tournament at the Oakbrook Golf and Country Club in Lakewood, Wash.

Madison, a red-shirt junior from Pasco, and Ryan Carter of Hacienda Heights, Calif., opened with 6-under-par 65s.

Spokane’s Craig Leslie is tied for fourth, three shots back.

Spokane’s Ryan LaRue (73), David Fern (77), Scott Adams (79) and Denny LaRue (81) are also competing.

The field of 161 golfers will be trimmed to 64 after today’s final round of stroke play. Match play will take place Wednesday through Friday.

•WSU’s Anastasia Kostina is tied for third place, while Lewiston’s Jenna Huff is tied for 17th after the first round of stroke play at the PNGA Women’s Amateur tournament at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way, Wash.

Kostina shot a 4-over-par 76 and trails leader Amy Wang of Kirkland, Wash., by four strokes. University of Washington senior Paige Mackenzie is in second, three shots off the pace.

Huff opened with an 82 and is tied with two others.

Notre Dame senior Sarah Bassett, a graduate of Lewis and Clark High, opened with an 85 and is tied for 25th. Also tied for 25th is WSU’s Maria Kostina, Anastasia’s sister. Twin sisters Haley and Mandy Parsons, who graduated from University High, are both tied for 31st after shooting 86s.

After today’s final round of stroke play, the top 32 players move on to match play.


The Idaho Vandals men’s squad will face four teams who made the 2005 NCAA Tournament during the upcoming season.

Idaho opens the season on Nov. 18 at Gonzaga and heads to Washington on Nov. 22. The Vandals also face Nevada and Utah State in their inaugural season in the Western Athletic Conference.

“We have a very competitive schedule,” said head coach Leonard Perry. “We open with Gonzaga at their place and then Washington and Washington State.”

The Vandals will host Louisiana Tech on Jan. 5 in their first WAC game. Idaho will also participate in Bracket Buster Saturday on Feb. 18.


Jamie Packer, the head professional at Hidden Lakes Golf Resort, died in a car accident on Friday.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at St. Christian Church in Sandpoint. There will be a reception at Hidden Lakes at 1 p.m.

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