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Area roundup: Idaho men on verge of Big Sky golf title

The Idaho Vandals men put themselves in position to win the Big Sky Conference Championship after firing a 3-under-par 285 in the second round Tuesday in Angels Camp, California – 10 strokes better than their opening round.

Idaho’s Jared du Toit leads the tourney after carding a 3-under 69 to put him at 2-under 142 heading into today’s final round – two shots better than the field.

Teammate Aaron Cockerill is among three players tied at even-par. Cockerill has shot back-to-back 72s. The Vandals’ Daniel Sutton is another stroke back at 145.

“The team played much better today,” Idaho coach John Means said. “Their course management was better, but our ball striking was not as good as it can be. We’ll work on that.”

The Vandals will open the final round with a 12-stroke lead on second-place Sacramento State.

Track and field

Kendra Hamm, a sophomore for the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch, claimed the women’s heptathlon title at the Northwest Athletic Conference Heptathlon and Decathlon Championships at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

Hamm held off teammate Brittany Dugger by 121 points to win the event. Hamm led Dugger by five points after the first day. Hamm, who finished with 4,472 points, pulled away over the final two events.

Olympic CC’s Jason Brocklesby won the men’s decathlon with 6,493 points – 235 points ahead of Lane’s Colton Thurman.

The top three placers in both competitions earned All-America status.

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