The top-ranked Washington women's golf team was humbled during the first day of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes...
The top-ranked Washington women’s golf team was humbled during the first day of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes (Calif.) Golf Club on Monday.
Washington shot 25-over-par 309 in the first round of the spring season. The Huskies are tied for 13th in the 16-team field. UCLA leads with a 4-over 288.
Seattle University’s men’s team shot a 4-over 292 at the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invite, good for second place after two rounds at Sunbrook Golf and Country Club in St. George, Utah.
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• The Western Washington women’s team shot 327, and is tied for sixth at the Super San Diego Collegiate Golf Championship at the Riverwalk Golf Club.
• Gonzaga’s women’s team is second with a 36-hole total 617, six strokes behind host Long Beach State at The Gold Rush in Yorba Linda, Calif. Washington State is 11th at 651.
Athletes of the week
Washington senior Jeremy Taiwo was named the National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Taiwo moved to No. 3 in NCAA history and No. 7 in U.S. history with his 6,156 point total in the heptathlon in Nampa, Idaho.
• Seattle University women’s basketball player Sylvia Shephard has been chosen College Sports Madness WAC player of the week.
• Western Washington pole vaulter Karis Anderson has been named the GNAC indoor track and field female athlete of the week.
• Western Washington pitcher/first baseman Alexie Levin has been named the GNAC softball player of the week.
• Western Washington’s Richard Woodworth was selected GNAC men’s basketball co-player of the week.
• Seattle’s Brady Clark rink stayed unbeaten (4-0) at the USA Curling National Championships in Green Bay, Wis. Clark and teammates Sean Beighton (Seattle), Darren Lehto (Seattle) and Philip Tilker (Seattle) slid past seven-time national champion Pete Fenson, 8-1.
Compiled from sports-information departments and other sources.