Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
Vandals climb to third
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 03/27/2012
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IRVINE, Calif. - The University of Idaho women's golf team turned in the seventh-best round of the tournament and the best of the final day to pull into third at the annual Anteater Invitational.

Idaho's final-round 302 - to go with a second-round 299, enabled the Vandals to recover from putting woes in the first round that put them in catch-up mode.

"I'm happy we climbed up the leaderboard each round," coach Lisa Johnson said. "We played much better today on a course that was set up very difficult. We managed the course well from tee to green.

"I feel like the last two rounds of this tournament are the best two we've had as a team this spring. In general, we had a lot of successes in this tournament."

Senior Kayla Mortellaro led the Vandals with a tie for third after shooting nine-over 222. Sophomore Rachel Choi tied for 14th with a 230, while freshman Leilanie Kim gave the Vandals another top-25 performance with her tie for 21st at 232. Freshman Kaitlyn Oster tied for 28th at 234, and senior Teo Poplawski tied for 52nd at 242 after a closing-round 76.

Washington State won the tournament at 904 with BYU second at 910 and the Vandals third at 913. WSU's Mallory Kent was the medalist at 220.

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