The Idaho women’s golf team shined bright in California at the Gold Rush tournament in Seal Beach Monday and Tuesday.
Sophomore Sophie Hausmann finished first in the second spring season tournament, shooting a 12-under-par 204. The Vandals finished third our of 14.
“In the second-round, our ball-striking improved and we made even more birdies,” Idaho head coach Lisa Johnson said before the third round of the play. “I’m extremely pleased with how well we look coming out of winter.”
Hausmann carded a 2-under-par 70 to finish the first round in a tie for second place. At the one-seed for eventual tournament champions, San Jose State senior My Leander shot a 3-under-par 69 in round one to take the slight lead.
Leander shot a 3-under-par 69 in each of the three rounds to finish in second place.
Hausmann carded an eagle on the sixth hole, a 473-yard par-5, and came in with a 7-under-par 65 to edge out Leander by three strokes in the third round.
As a team, Idaho finished with 880 total, only three strokes behind second-place BYU. Three Vandals placed in the top-20, shooting under par in five of the nine rounds between them.
Sophomore Michelle Kim finished her first round at par, tied for seventh place. Kim recorded a 75 on both the second and third days. She finished the tournament tied for 13th with a 6-over-par 222.
Freshman Clara Moyano ended just two strokes behind Kim at 224. Moyano finished 9-over-par after round two, but a 1-under-par 71 to finish out the tournament lifted her to a tie for 19th place.
The Vandals will look to remain hot in warm weather as they travel to the Kaneohe Klipper golf course in sunny Kailua, Honolulu for the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational tournament Mar. 14-15.
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