Blog 110, 4/12/11 - WWU Finishes T6 at CSU Stanislaus Invitational

Dailly; worst finish in Div II tournament this season.

WWU shot a five-over 293, its best score of the tournament, at the CSU Stanislaus Invitational Tuesday but, on 30-over 894, could do no better than a tie for sixth, its worst finish of the season. Western finished 24 strokes behind winner CSU Monterey Bay which shot a best of the week 282 to overtake CSU Stanislaus at the top of the leaderboard.
Dylan Goodwin led the Vikings again, notching his seventh top-ten of the of the season with a 54-hole total of one-over 217 on the Turlock Country Club. Sandy Vaughan tied for 34th on 226 (72), Brian Barhanovich tied for 42nd on 227 (77), Nick Varelia tied for 49th on 228 (75) and Xavier Dailly was tied for 56th on 231.
“We continue to struggle,” said coach Steve Card. “Our games just aren’t where they should be, and we are entering the most critical time of our season, so we need to get things figured out quickly.”
Scott Yeakel from CSU-Monterey Bay took medalist honors at seven-under 209, shooting a final-round 68. First-day leader Kenny Pigman from CSU-San Bernardino was second, two strokes back, on 211 after derailing with a four-over 76.
Western competes in the fourth annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships at Coeur d'Alene, ID., on April 18th and 19th. The Vikings won the event in each of its first three years.
Scores here.

Katie Sharpe
The Western women's team beat its first-round score of 334 by 24 shots in today's final round of the Doc Housewright/Tarleton State University Women's Golf Invitational at Harbor Lakes GC in Granbury, TX. Despite the massive improvement, the Vikings rose just one place up the leaderboard to finish the 36-hole event in ninth place, 52 shots behind winner Tarleton State, the third-ranked team in the nation.
"They played much better today," said coach Bo Stephan who yesterday left no one in any doubt as to how he felt about his team's performance by saying 'they played awful'. "Although we weren't able to convert a number of birdie opportunities. None of them got off to a great start and the round could have gone either way, but they were able to fight through that."
Western's Katie Sharpe shot 77 and tied for 16th in the medalist standings at 13-over 157. Kara Zitzman also shot 77 and tied for 25th on 160. Claire Rachor tied for 38th after a 78, Christa Goldie tied for 45th with a 78, and Alex Taylor came in T65 after struggling to an 81.
Scores here.

The Bellingham girl's team, which won the Whatcom County Championship in convincing fashion at Sudden Valley last month, won again yesterday, taking an area high school tournament at North Bellingham with a total of 118 points under a modified stableford format. Mt Baker was second a whopping 39 points behind. The Red Raiders' Jenn Paul scored 26 points to earn medalist honors edging teammate Brooke Branigan by one point.
Team scores: Bellingham 118, Mount Baker 79, Squalicum 68, Mount Vernon 57, Sehome 46, Anacortes 25, Meridian 22.
Bellingham: Jenn Paul 26, Brooke Branigan 25, Genna Reardanz 23, Audrey Orem 23, Madi McNeely 21.

The Lake Padden pro shop is holding a TaylorMade and Callaway demo day this Saturday (April 16th) from 10am to 3.30pm. TM Burner 2.0 irons, R11 and Burner Superfast drivers, and Callaway RAZR irons and RAZR Hawk woods will be on display and available for testing. Demo day specials will be available.

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