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College golf: Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann defends title at The Gold Rush

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Staff reports

Idaho junior Sophie Hausmann repeated as champion Tuesday at The Gold Rush women’s golf tournament at El Dorado Golf Course in Long Beach, California.

Hausmann carded six birdies and shot a 4-under-par 68 to finish three rounds at 4-under 212, three shots ahead of Colorado State’s Ellen Secor.

Hausmann, who entered the final round trailing by three strokes, birdied the first two holes. She took the lead for good on the eighth hole.

The victory was the third of Hausmann’s career.

Idaho tied for fifth in the 14-team field at 35-over 899, 16 shots behind champion Georgia. Paula Neira Garcia and Rinko Mitsunaga of Georgia tied for third at 4-over 220.

Idaho freshman Valeria Patino and senior Kendall Gray tied for 22nd at 226. Gray had five birdies to climb 14 spots on the leaderboard.

Gonzaga placed 13th at 943. Freshman Francesca Santoni led the Bulldogs with a 230, tying for 44th.


Idaho junior Enrique Marin tied for 12th place at the USD Farms Invitational at the Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Marin finished three rounds at 3-over 219, seven shots behind champion Matthew McCarty of Santa Clara.

The Vandals placed 10th of 11 teams at 925, 54 shots behind champion San Francisco.

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