|Kim ties for fifth|
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The University of Idaho women’s golf team made the most of favorable conditions and fired a 291 in the closing round of the Colonel Wollenberg’s Ram Classic Tuesday afternoon.
The Vandals’ 291 tied for the fourth best round of the tournament and enabled Idaho to pull into sixth with a tournament total 902. California won the 54-hole event with an 873.
Leilanie Kim closed with a two-under 72 to finish the tournament at even-par 216 and in a tie for fifth. Rachel Choi was four strokes back at 220 and in a tie for 12th after birdieing her final hole of the tournament to finish her third round at one-under 71.
“The course was very scoreable today,” coach Lisa Johnson said. “We could fire right at the flag. Leilanie and Rachel both did that. They played very well.”
Johnson was particularly pleased with the Vandals’ ability to stay focused and move up the leaderboard during the final round.
“We learned a lot about our game under pressure,” she said. “I’m happy with how we finished.”
Also for the Vandals, Cassie McKinley tied for 48th at 232, Kristin Strankman tied for 62nd at 237, and Kaitlyn Oster tied for 71st at 240.