The Washington State Cougars men – led by freshman Derek Bayley – shot up the leaderboard on the final day and claimed third place at the Bill Cullum Invitational in Simi Valley, California, on Tuesday.
Bayley, a Lakeland High graduate, shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 to guide the Cougars to a 2-under 286 team total and a three-round total of 3-under 861. Bayley finished with a 5-under 211 tying him for seventh place. It was his second top-10 placing in three tournaments.
Southern California topped the 20-team field with a 31-under 833, followed by Arizona State (844). ASU’s Jon Rahm (203) was the medalist, one shot better than USC’s Rico Hoey.
WSU’s Sang Lee tied for 13th with a 4-under 212. It was Lee’s fifth top-25 showing in the past six tourneys.
• Sean Walsh shot a final-round 1-under 70 to close with a 144 total that put him in 10th place and helped the Gonzaga Bulldogs men place eighth in the 12-team Georgetown Intercollegiate in Beallsville, Maryland.
James Fahy (146) tied for 14th place for Gonzaga.
Toledo ran away with the team title, posting a 1-over 569. Seattle University was second 14 strokes behind.
Georgetown’s Cole Berman (140) was the medalist after winning a playoff with William & Mary’s Alex Hicks.
• Marissa Borja and Taylor Crandall carded three-round totals of 242 to tie for 21st, but the Eastern Washington Eagles women finished last in the eight-team Colby Invitational in San Jose, California.
UC Riverside, led by medalist Brittani Ferraro (221) won the team title by nine strokes over Santa Clara.
The Spokane Shock have been assigned quarterback Warren Smith for the 2015 season.
Smith, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound former college QB for the Maine Black Bears, played last season for the Trenton Freedom of the Professional Indoor Football League. He led his team to a playoff berth and was voted the PIFL most valuable player.
Last season with the Freedom, Smith rushed for 364 yards and 13 touchdowns and passed for 2,589 yards and 46 TDs.
Eastern Washington Eagles freshman Chloe Williams was named the Big Sky Conference offensive player of the week after scoring game-winning goals against Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.
Williams ranks third in the conference with 1.23 points per game. She has six goals – tops among Big Sky freshmen this season.
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