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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Cougars Win Circling Raven Collegiate Invitational
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 09/13/2011
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Sept. 13, 2011

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WORLEY, Idaho. - The Washington State University women's golf team won the Circling Raven Collegiate Invitational by nine strokes after posting a 308 (+20) in Tuesday's third and final round.

The Cougars finished their first fall tournament with a team score of 913 (+49), nine strokes ahead of second-place teams University of San Francisco and Portland State University. Four Cougars placed in the top-25, including three in the top-15, to give them their first team title since winning the WSU Cougar Cup last fall.

WSU built their nine-stroke lead during Monday's first two rounds and went on to hold their lead through Tuesday's final 18 holes to win the 22-team tournament. Seattle University's Caitlin McCleary claimed the individual title with an even-par 216.

Kristen Allard led Washington State with a 225 (+9), finishing in a tie for fifth while newcomer Kristen Rue tied for 10th with a 229 (+13) and Mallory Kent tied for 13th after firing a final-round 73 (+1) to post a 230 (+14). Emma Betland later added a final-round 77 (+5) to tie for 24th with a 233 (+17).

The Cougars will host the WSU Cougar Cup at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman next week, playing 36 holes Monday and the final 18 Tuesday.

Washington State Cougars Women's Golf