Both Idaho golf teams went separate ways Monday and Tuesday — the men traveled to Fort Collins, Colorado while the women crossed the highway to Pullman.
In Fort Collins, the men finished 10th in 54 holes in the 18-team Ram Masters Invitational. Ryan Porch led the Vandals.
After the first two rounds, Porch tied for 11th place after shooting 72-67 for a 139. Sophomore Chris Carew followed with a 71 and a 75 to tie him for 32nd.
Idaho sat in ninth place Monday with a 579, behind leaders Wichita State and Air Force.In the final round Tuesday, Porch fired a 76 to finish with a 213, earning him a tie for 17th place. Sophomore Enrique Marin and freshman Ethan Atherstone tied for 46th with 221s.
In Pullman, the women brought home a championship in the annual Washington State Cougar Cup.
Sophomore Sophie Hausman led the Vandals after the first day of play with a 144, and tied for third. Hausmann competed in the World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico Sept. 14-17.
She started the competition Wednesday with a 74. In day two, Hausmann shot a 78 and was tied for 60th place. Hausmann competed for her native Germany. She finished the week with a four round 301 and didn’t arrive in Moscow until midnight Sunday.
“For Sophie to tee it up and play the way she did is very impressive,” Idaho head coach Lisa Johnson said in a press release. “But I’m not surprised. It showed great team spirit.”
Following Hausmann, sophomore Michelle Kim and senior Amy Hasenoehrl finished the first two rounds with 145s.
During the final round, the Vandals continued to score low.
Hasenoehrl and Hausmann finished the tournament tying for third with 3-under-par 213s. Kim finished tied for seventh with a 217 and freshman Clara Moyano tied for 15th at 222.
“They just kept making birdie after birdie,” Johnson said. “It helps that we were in this situation last year. This team remembers that feeling.”
Hasenoehrl’s performance earned her the Big Sky Golfer of the Week award.
“Amy, in my mind, is the reason we won this tournament,” Johnson said. “She played so well. She played relaxed. She had a lot of fun. I’m extremely proud of her.”
The women will compete in the Golf Week Conference Challenge Sept. 26-28. The men compete in the same tournament Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
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