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Area roundup: Eastern Washington’s Kirsten Ishikawa takes fourth at Bobcat Desert Invitational

UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

From staff and wire reports

Eastern Washington’s Kirsten Ishikawa finished 3-over 219 in fourth place at the Bobcat Desert Invitational at Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Arizona.

Ishikawa shot 3-over 75 in the third and final round after identical rounds of even-par 72 in the first two rounds.

Eastern Washington finished in fourth place of 14 teams in the tournament. Cal Poly took team honors, finishing 15 strokes better than second-place Portland State. Cal Poly’s Sophie Bergland won the individual title at 4-under 212.

—Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan shot even-par 72 in the final round and finished tied for ninth at 3-under 213 at the Silverado Showdown at the North Course at the Silverado Resort in Napa, California.

Washington State finished tied for 13th overall. The Cougars were paced by Marie Lund-Hansen, who shot 2-over 218 and placed tied for 21st.

Gonzaga placed 18th of 18 teams in the tournament.

Hannah Kim of Northwestern won the individual title at 8-under 208 (71-66-71) and Stanford won the team title.

Men’s golf

Gonzaga’s David Ganz shot 1-over 73 in the third and final round and finished at 2-over 218, tied for 31st, at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Arizona.

Idaho’s Enrique Marin finished 5-over 221 (74-74-73) and placed tied for 45th overall.

Gonzaga finished 17th and Idaho 18th out of 18 teams in the tournament.

UC Santa Barbara took the team title at 21-under par, 11 strokes clear of second place Kansas. UCSB’s Zach Smith won the individual title at 10-under 206 and teammate Brandon Bauman finished third at 8-under 208.


Gonzaga’s nonconference game at No. 1 Oregon State was canceled due to rain in the Corvallis, Oregon, region. There has been no makeup game announced.

This was the second time this season the teams were rained out. They were scheduled to play a neutral-site contest at the season-opening Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic but was washed out there as well.


North Idaho 11-7, Big Bend 3-6: The Cardinals (16-7) swept a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader from the Vikings (6-14).

Kennedy Anderson hit her sixth home run of the season and went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and three runs in the first game. Jamie Yurick went 2 for 2 with three stolen bases.

Track and Field

Whitworth’s Kayla Brase finished third in the heptathlon and Nicholas McGill took fourth place in the decathlon at the conclusion of the Northwest Conference Combined Events Championships at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

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