LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Whitworth’s Emily Guthrie edged Linfield’s Brynn Hurdus by one stroke, helping the Pirates come from behind to defeat the Wildcats by four strokes on the final day of action at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational at Oakbrook Golf & Country Club.
Whitworth, which trailed Linfield by one stroke after Monday’s opening round, shot a combined total of 694 to earn the victory at the four-team tournament. Linfield shot 698, placing four individuals among the top-10 finishers. Puget Sound (739) was third followed by host Pacific Lutheran (778).
Guthrie shot a second-round best 78 to improve slice two strokes off Sunday’s opening round. She finished with a total of 158, one stroke better than Hurdus, whose score mushroomed from 77 to 82 over the final 18 holes.
Puget Sound’s Sarah Bicker (161) and Natalie Nakamine (171) also contended for top honors, finishing third and fourth, respectively.
Wildcats sophomore Brinn Hovde finished fifth overall with a final score of 176, and Katie Kilborn carded a 180 to share ninth place with Whitworth’s Elizabeth Martin.
Alexandria Smith (Sr., Bellingham, Wash.) (183) rounded out the scoring for Linfield, finishing the tournament with single-round scores of 88 and 91, respectively.
UP NEXT: The Wildcats host the Linfield Invitational March 26-27 at Michelbook Country Club.
Edged at the wire by one stroke
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