The University of Idaho is within striking distance of the Big Sky Conference women’s golf championship when the 54-hole tournament winds up today in Chandler, Arizona.
The Vandals, led by senior Leilani Kim’s even-par 72, put together a second-straight 13-over 301 for 602 that has them in second place, four shots back of Southern Utah’s 598.
Kim is in a tie for seventh at 3-over 147 after a par 72 Monday, seven shots back of leader Taylor Viquelia of Southern Utah.
Eastern Washington, with the second-day’s best score, a 298, improved two spots to fifth at 606. Junior Marissa Borja is tied for fifth at 146 after going 72-74.
• Washington State’s Kristen Rue is tied for ninth, four shots out of first, after a par 71 in the first round of the Pac-12 Women’s Championships in Boulder, Colorado.
The Cougars’ 15-over team score of 299 leaves them in 10th, 15 strokes back of leading Oregon after the first of three rounds. Washington is fourth after a 5-over 289. The Huskies’ Eimi Koga is tied for 12th at 1-over 72.
• Hailey Warren of Community Colleges of Spokane had a fifth-place finish to lead the local showing in the 36-hole NWAC women’s league match that wound up at Avondale Golf Club in Hayden.
The Mt. Spokane graduate shot 167, 13 shots back of winner Naydeen Martinez of Columbia Basin, to lead the Sasquatch to a fourth-place finish at 550.
Host North Idaho, led by Jenna Kaik’s 176, was fourth at 547. Bellevue won with a 486.
Jordan Bass of CCS earned a fifth-place finish in the NWAC league match at Avondale with a 145 and led the Sasquatch to a third-place finish at 611.
Host North Idaho, which finished seventh at 633, was led by the 152 of Michael Porter (Coeur d’Alene High), who tied for 10th.
Bellevue won the team title with a 592 and Olympic’s Adam Barker was medalist with a 137.
Matthew Atewe, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound power forward from Toronto, whose first two seasons at Auburn were plagued by leg injuries, has announced he will transfer to Washington.
Atewe has three years of eligibility, but must sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules. Eventually, UW could seek a waiver for a sixth year.
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