WWU women's golf wins third straight GNAC title


Two Western Washington University seniors, Kara Zitzman and Claire Rachor ended their four-year careers on a high note, placing one-two in medalist play in leading the Vikings to a 46-stroke victory and a third straight title at the Third Annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship which ended Tuesday, Apr. 23, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

The Vikings shot 314 for a winning score of 625 in the 36-hole, four-team event. Saint Martin's placed second for the third consecutive season at 671 (336), followed by Montana State Billings (329=673) and Simon Fraser (364=729).

Zitzman shot 5-over par 76, the best round of the day, for a 151 total. That was two strokes better than Rachor, who finished two strokes back at 153 (80).

Rachor, who entered the tourney as the conference scoring leader, was last year's tourney medalist. She held a two-stroke lead after Monday's opening round.

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