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Women’s golf: Sophie Hausmann’s record round leads Idaho into first place at Big Sky tourney

Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann shot the lowest round in Big Sky Conference Championship history, a 7-under-par 65, to help put the Vandals in the lead after the second round at Boulder Creek (Nevada) Golf Club on Tuesday.

Hausmann made four birdies in a row on the back nine and had no bogeys to give her a total of 2-under 142, one shot behind Montana State’s Jaylee Tait.

The Vandals tied a league record with a 286, giving them 581 for two rounds and a four-shot lead over Northern Arizona heading in to Wednesday’s final round.

UI’s Kristin Strankman shot 71 and is tied for fourth at 144, one shot behind NAU’s Sierra Bezdicek (Mt. Spokane High).

Eastern Washington (eighth-place 602) had its best single-round performance of the season at 295. Senior Marissa Borja shot 70 and is tied for fourth at 144. Junior Hannah Kim had a hole-in-one on the 12th hole.

Washington State remained tied for seventh place after two rounds of the Pac-12 Championships at Ruby Hills Golf Course in Pleasanton, California.

The Cougars, at 5-over 581, trail USC by 28 shots heading in to Wednesday’s final round. USC’s Gabriella Then (9-under 135) leads Colorado’s Alexis Keating by one shot.

WSU sophomore Alivia Brown is tied for 13th at 2-under 142. Cougars junior Cherokee Kim is another shot back and tied for 18th.

Gonzaga freshman Jena Gao shot a 1-over 73 to move up to sixth place during the second round of the West Coast Conference Championships at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, California,

Gao, with a two-round total of 148, is six shots behind leader Lea Gamer of Brigham Young heading in to Wednesday’s final round. BYU leads the team race at 288, eight shots ahead of third-place Gonzaga.

No player shot below par during the day.

GU’s Daniella Uy is tied for seventh at 149, one shot ahead of teammates Bianca Pagdanganan and Ciera Min.

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