Puget Sound won the Northwest Conference women’s golf title on Sunday, giving the Loggers their second conference championship in three seasons.
UPS and Whitworth finished tied for the top spot in the final team standings, but the Loggers advanced to the NCAA Division II women’s golf championship because of their higher finish at this weekend’s NWC championship at Apple Tree Resort in Yakima. Puget Sound won the event with a two-day total of 696; the Pirates were third at 739.
Liz Martin was the top finisher for Whitworth, finishing eighth with a 31-over 179.
UPS’ Sarah Bicker was the medalist, finishing at 14-over 162.
•Washington State and Washington will find out today whether they will move on to the NCAA regional tournament after placing eighth and ninth, respectively, at the Pac-10 championship.
Arizona State won the tournament, played in Palo Alto, Calif., with an even-par 852. The Cougars finished at 911, the Huskies 913.
The Sun Devils’ Calota Ciganda was the medalist.
Big Sky: Eastern Washington’s season came to an end with a 4-0 loss to Sacramento State in the Big Sky championship match in Gold River, Calif. The Eagles finish 18-9, tied for Eastern’s most wins since the program joined the NCAA Division I ranks.
Northwest Conference: Whitworth finished sixth at the NWC championships in McKenzie River, Ore., with a team score of 644, 40 strokes behind first-place Linfield. The Pirates finished fifth in the final NWC standings.
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