Courtesy: Rod Commons (Pullman, Wash.)
Vandals third at Cougar Cup
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 09/24/2013
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PULLMAN, Wash. – With three players in the top 12, the University of Idaho women’s golf team finished third at the WSU Cougar Cup after a 302 in Tuesday’s wet, windy conditions.

“We had great performances from everyone on the team,” coach Lisa Johnson said. “It was nice to see all eight of them compete. We hit the ball extremely well today.”

The next phase, Johnson said, is for the players to string together successive low rounds.

“It’s just a matter of time and a little more practice,” said Johnson, noting the team’s biggest shortcoming the season has been on the greens. “We have several birdie opportunities and we don’t convert them.”

Host Washington State won the 12-team tournament with an 886 with Gonzaga second at 898 and the Vandals third at 914.

Leilanie Kim had the best finish for Idaho with a 54-hole 223 (seven-over) to finish seventh. Five strokes back at 228, Kaitlyn Oster and Cassie McKinley tied for 12th with true freshman Amy Hasenoehrl tied for 23th at 235, Kristin Strankman tied for 31st at 237, Kassidy Long-Gohen tied for 37th at 238, Rachel Choi tied for 53rd at 245, and Mary Sweeney tied for 58th at 248.

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