WWU women's golf has 24-stroke lead at GNAC Championships


Western Washington University's Claire Rachor has a two-stroke lead in medalist play and the Vikings hold a 24-shot advantage in the team standings heading into the Tuesday's final round of the Third Annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championships being played in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Rachor is the defending medalist and WWU has won both previous team titles.

The Vikings shot 311 on Monday. Saint Martin's is second in the four-team field at 335. The Saints placed second in each of the last two years, losing by 19 shots in 2012 and 28 in 2011.

Rachor shot a 2-over 73 and leads by two shots over teammate Kara Zitzman, who tied for second (75) with Saint Martin's Mandy Wittmier.

All of WWU's counting scores placed among the top six. Kristen Hansen is tied for fourth at 81 and Anna Bourland is tied for sixth at 82.

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