WWW women's golf fifth at Sonoma State tournament


Western Washington University's Kristen Hansen is in a three-way tie for third place, three strokes off the lead, and the Vikings are in a two-way tie for fifth in a 13-team field after Monday's round at the Sonoma State University Women's Golf Fall Invitational in Santa Rosa, Calif.

The second and final round takes place Tuesday.

Hansen shot a 1-over par 73. She trails only leader Ya-Ting Yank from Cal Baptist, who fired a 2-under 70, and Sonoma State's Haley Whitback, who is second after shooting 71. Chico State's Sarah Macomish and Cal Baptist's Marvic Monsalve also carded 73s.

WWU is tied with Chico State for fifth at 312. Cal Baptist, ranked No. 14 nationally, holds a five-stroke lead at 297 over second-place Sonoma State (302). Tied for third at 311 are British Columbia and Academy of Art.

Hansen entered with top 10 finishes in all three of her tournaments this season, placing third at the Western New Mexico Invitational, fifth at the WWU Invitational and tying for ninth at the Saint Martin's Invitational.

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