Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Vandals sixth at Onion Creek
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 04/01/2013
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AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Idaho women’s golf team is sixth after the first two rounds of the Challenge at Onion Creek golf tournament.

The Vandals, led by Rachel Choi, combined for a 36-hole total 591 – just nine strokes out of third but off the lead of Gonzaga’s first-day total 567. Texas State is second at 573.

“We managed our game a lot better from tee to green,” coach Lisa Johnson said. “We made good club selections.”

Johnson said once the Vandals adapted to the softer greens, they were able to put themselves into birdie positions. The key for Tuesday’s final round is converting more.

“We putted much better than we have this spring,” she said, “but not as good as I would like to see. Tomorrow, we need to continue to put ourselves in good position to make birdies – then make the putts.”

Choi went 72-72 for a 144 over the par-70 layout. She is six strokes back of first-day leader Krista Puisite for Texas State and in a tie for eighth.

Also for the Vandals, Kristin Strankman is at 147 and tied for 21st with Cassie McKinley tied for 24th at 148. In a tie for 36th is Leilanie Kim with a 152 and tied for 51st at 157 is Kaitlyn Oster.

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