Golf: Golf gets going

Women’s Golf: WSU Cougar Cup

Idaho women’s golf placed third in the WSU Cougar Cup Monday and Tuesday. Junior Michelle Kim’s 3-over par (71-72-76) landed her in fourth place to conclude the tournament.

Idaho head coach Lisa Johnson said Kim’s performance reinforced her place among the best collegiate golfers in the country.

“She is one of the top players in college golf and displayed her talent again this week,” Johnson said in a news release.

Kim’s fourth-place finish was undoubtedly the best for Idaho, but freshman Valeria Patino also played a pivotal role in the tournament.

Patino finished 11 over par (72-77-78) and placed 12th overall in her first matchup with the Vandals.

Poor weather played a factor in the final day of the tournament. Johnson said the team’s ability to persevere and compete through the conditions proves something.

“This team loves golf and that was evident today,” Johnson said in a news release. “To finish in third this week is a good result that we can build on.”

Idaho hits the road for the Coeur d’Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational Sept. 26 in Coeur d’Alene.

Men’s Golf: Ram Masters Invitational

The Idaho men’s golf team placed 19th in the Ram Masters Invitational Monday and Tuesday. Junior Enrique Marin led the way for the Vandals. He finished tied for 23rd and shot four over par.

Head coach David Nuhn said Marin’s steady scoring helped him place atop several other players in the field.

“(Marin) played really well and really consistent throughout the tournament,” Nuhn said in a news release.

Marin capped the first two rounds with a two over par (70-72) performance. The score placed him tied for 19th entering the final round of competition.

The first round Marin had under control. He kept his numbers low, tallied three birdies and finished even.

Marin dropped a couple of strokes in the second, which ultimately landed him tied for 19th and two over par.

Freshman Adam Veenstra also added to the Vandals effort. Veenstra recorded an eight over par (76-72) on the first day of competition.

Marin’s third round score matched his second. He shot two over par (72) and ended the tournament shooting 214 (70-72-72).

Veenstra finished with a five over par (75) performance in the final round. He concluded the tournament shooting 223 (76-72-75). Next up for the Vandals is the Mark Simpson Invitational Sept. 25 in Erie, Colorado.

Zack Ozuna can be reached at or on Twitter @OzunaZack21


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