|Vandals tie for fifth|
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The University of Idaho women's golf team overcame a rocky start to finish tied for fifth at the Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate at New Mexico State University.
Junior Kaitlyn Oster led the way with her one-over 215 to tie for fourth. Oster's total included a hole in one during the second round. Also for Idaho, Cassie McKinley tied for 17th at 222, Leilanie Kim tied for 27th with a 225, Amy Hasenoehrl tied for 45th with a 229, and Kristin Strankman tied for 49th with a 230.
Coach Lisa Johnson was pleased with the Vandals' effort after a 304 in the first round.
"We had a good tournament despite our first round," said Johnson, whose team finished with a 287 and a 296 for a 54-hole 887. "We came back and showed a lot of toughness and played a lot better in the final two rounds."
A season-long nemesis haunted the Vandals again Wednesday.
"We really struggled with the putter," Johnson said. "We hit the ball well but we had too many three-putts."
Portland State, with medalist A Ram Choi (208), won the tournament with an 867.