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WWU women’s golf places fourth at WNMU Invitational

Western Washington University finished fourth, just two strokes out of second, among 16 teams at the Western New Mexico University Mustang Women’s Golf Invitational Tournament which ended Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Phoenix. Ariz.

The Vikings shot 305 for a 36-hole total of 602. Cal Baptist took team honors by 13 shots at 587, shooting a final-round 291, the best of the tourney. Point Loma was second (300) and Colorado Mesa third (302).

“We left a few birdies out there which could have moved us up a couple of spots,” WWU head coach Bo Stephan said in a news release. “But overall I was very happy with how the girls played. There were a lot of positives from our first tournament of the season.”

WWU freshman Jenn Paul (Bellingham) finished in a three-way tie at 146 (75) for sixth among medalist leaders in her collegiate debut.

WWU’s Kristen Hansen tied for 18th at 150 (76). Brooke Branigan (79) and Audrey Orem (76) tied for 35th at 154, and Anna Bourland (78) tied for 40th at 155.