Complete NWC All-Star Team
RICHLAND, Wash. – With all five players carding higher scores on Day 2 than they had totaled over the first 18 holes, Linfield could not hold on to fourth place at the Northwest Conference Championship Tournament, slipping to fifth as play concluded Sunday afternoon at the Columbia Point Golf Course.
Linfield was one of just two teams to post a higher second-round score, shooting a cumulative 343-356-699. Taking into account this final tournament, which counts 50 percent toward determining the conference champion, the Wildcats finished fifth in the final point standings.
After cracking the top 10 for the first round with an 82, Alexandria Smith (Sr., Bellingham, Wash.) dropped to a three-way tie for 14th place, carding an 82-86-168.
Sophie Corr and Brinn Hovde finished 20th and 21st, respectively. Corr ended with a two-day total score of 85-88-173 while Hovde concluded with an 86-90-176.
Outside the top 25, Hannah Christianson was 27th with a 90-92-182 and Lydia Smith finished tied for 29th with a 93-96=189.
Whitman placed three golfers in the top five to upset reigning champion and favorite to repeat George Fox. The Missionaries totaled 629 strokes to the Bruins’ 634. The clubs finished tied in the final NWC point standings and are considered co-champions, but Whitman claimed the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament based on the head-to-head tiebreaker at the final tournament.
Whitworth’s Emily Guthrie rallied from four strokes back to claim medalist honors with a six-over-par 78-72-150.
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