Sept. 13, 2011
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.