LACEY, Wash. – Brynn Hurdus of Linfield shaved eight strokes off her first-round score, climbing from seventh place to third on the final day of action at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic at The Links at Hawks Prairie.
Hurdus played a sub-par round Saturday, carding an 87, but rebounded Sunday to shoot 79. Her two-round total of 166 earned the Linfield senior sole possession of third place.
As a team, the Wildcats improved their 18-hole score by nearly 30 strokes, tallying 381-352-733 to finish fifth at the seven-team event.
Whitman won its first-ever NWC Spring Classic crown, capitalizing on a technicality to push past George Fox by one stroke.
Brianna Nap of George Fox had her second round scores disqualified reportedly for playing a ball was out of bounds. Without her score, George Fox went from winning by two strokes to losing by one stroke.
Whitman’s Katie Zajicek claimed medalist honors, shooting a 79 in both rounds to finish with a total of 158. Pacific’s Valerie Kitamori was runner-up, six strokes behind Zajicek with a tournament score of 164.
Linfield’s Katie Kilborn, Brinn Hovde (Sr., Bellingham, Wash.), and Alexandria Smith (Jr., Bellingham, Wash.) all improved on their first-round totals. Kilborn shared 18th place at 182, Hovde tied for 22nd at 192, and Smith finished in a deadlock for 24th place at 193. Lydia Smith scored 203 to take 30th place.
The results of the NWC Spring Classic count one fourth towards determining the NWC team champion.
UP NEXT: The Linfield women are scheduled to participate in the Pacific Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course on April 16-17.
Shaves eight strokes off Day 1 total
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