Western Washington University holds a six-stroke lead heading into Tuesday's final round at the Western New Mexico University Women's Golf Invitational being played at the Coldwater Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz.
The Vikings, making their season debut, shot 302 on Monday to top the 18-team field. Northeastern State (Okla.) and Oklahoma Christian are tied for second at 308, with Academy of Art fourth at 314 and Cal State Monterey Bay fifth at 318.
The Vikings' Kristen Hansen shot a 2-under par 70 to lead the medalist standings by three strokes over teammate Anna Bourland, who was second.
Two freshmen making their collegiate debuts for WWU were Audrey Orem and Brooke Branigan. Orem shot 79 and is tied for 26th and Branigan shot 80 and is tied for 32nd.
The Vikings' Emily Koryto shot 83 and is tied for 50th.