Boulder Creek, NV
- Saturday's play at the Big Sky Conference Championship was more against the elements than it was against the Boulder Creek Golf Club course. The Big Sky's 11 teams took on significant wind to go with temperatures in the high 80s. Every team in the field shot a higher score than Friday including Portland State. The Vikings are in a tie for fifth place heading into Sunday's final round. Increased winds from Friday caused scores to soar on Saturday. The leaders, Sacramento State and Eastern Washington, went out first when it was still calm and were able to post decent scores. Extreme wind hit at midday, as the Vikings reached the back nine, blowing consistently in the 20s and gusting over 30 miles per hour. The result was clear. PSU's Friday 294 turned into a Saturday 310. The teams playing with and behind the Vikings also took the brunt of the wind. Friday's scoring average for the 55 players in the field was 76.09. On Saturday it rose to 78.78. 'We didn't adjust quickly enough when the wind started blowing and it cost us strokes. But all the teams had to deal with the challenge of the conditions,' said Viking Coach . 'We are still in a tightly-bunched field and have a chance to move up tomorrow.' Sacramento State maintained its first-round lead and stands at 290-297=587 after 36 holes. Eastern Washington is second with 293-301=594. The Vikings are tied for fifth at 604.
turned in a second-straight 73 for the Vikings. Her round included an impressive birdie on the 540-yard 16th
hole playing directly into the wind. On Friday, the par-five was the easiest hole on the course at 4.78 strokes per player. On Saturday, it was the fourth hardest at 5.59 strokes per player. Cabajar, a junior, actually shot even-par 36 on the back nine in the wind. She is now tied for fifth on the individual leaderboard at 146. Cabajar is four shots behind the leader, Beah Cruz of Northern Colorado who is two-under par with 69-73=142. Junior and senior are tied at 151 and in 19th place. Hernandez posted a 77, making three birdies. Mansingh, who opened the tournament with a 72 on Friday, shot 79 on Saturday. Sophomore shot 81 while , also a sophomore, carded an 82. Telles is at 158 and tied for 36th
. Huang is at 157 and tied for 34th.
• The Big Sky Championship concludes on Sunday with tee times beginning at 7 a.m. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com
. The winner of the Big Sky Championship advances to the NCAA West Regional in May.
• BIRDIE WATCHING (through 36 holes): Windy Huang 6, Shweta Mansingh
5, Valerie Hernandez
5, Jasmine Cabajar
THE BIG SKY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Boulder Creek Golf Club, Boulder City, NV
April 19-21, 2019
Par 72, 6,395 yards
11 teams/55 players
1. Sacramento State, 290-297=587 2. Eastern Washington, 293-301=594 3. Northern Colorado, 299-300=599 4. Idaho, 296-307=603 T5. Portland State, 294-310=604 T5. Montana State, 294-310=604 7. Northern Arizona, 299-310=609 8. Southern Utah, 305-307=612 9. Weber State, 309-316=625 10. Montana, 307-325=632 11. Idaho State, 317-326=643
1. Beah Cruz, UNC, 69-73=142 2. Aleksandra Chekalina, NAU, 72-72=144 T3. Madalyn Ardueser, EWU, 70-75=145 T3. Corinne Viden, SAC, 74-71=145 T5. , PSU, 73-73=146 T5. Marisa Hisaki, UNC, 73-73=146 T7. Clare Dittemore, MSU, 70-77=147 T7. Kirsten Ishikawa, EWU, 72-75=147 T7. Nishtha Madan, SAC, 76-71=147 T10. Valeria Patino, UI, 73-75=148 T10. Kirsten Convoy, WSU, 72-76=148 T12. Sophie Hausmann, UI, 74-75=149 T12. Pluem Yongyuan, SUU, 70-79=149 T14. Eliska Kocourkova, NAU, 73-77=150 T14. Kelly Hooper, MSU, 74-76=150 T14. Sofie Babic, SAC, 69-81=150 T14. Michelle Kim, UI, 73-77=150 T14. Sydney Smith, SAC, 73-77=150 T19. , PSU, 74-77=151 T19. , PSU, 72-79=151 T21. Delaney Elliott, MSU, 71-81=152 T21. Julia Becker, SAC, 74-78=152 T21. Megan Ohland, EWU, 77-75=152 T21. Launa Wilson, SUU, 76-76=152 T25. Alexa Clark, EWU, 74-79=153 T25. Poy Prasurtwong, SUU, 83-70=153 27. Kylie Esh, UM, 74-80=154 T28. Jaelin Ishikawa, EWU, 79-76=155 T28. Sara Padilla, NAU, 77-78=155 T30. Sofia Rodriguez Todd, MSU, 80-76=156 T30. Vicky Tsai, UI, 76-80=156 T30. Morgan Sahm, UNC, 80-76=156 T30. Tya Seth, ISU, 74-82=156 T34. , PSU, 75-82=157 T34. Tyler Erickson, ISU, 77-80=157 T36. , PSU, 77-81=158 T36. Kameryn Basye, WSU, 80-78=158 T36. Faith D'Ortenzio, UM, 78-80=158 T39. Nicole Polivchak, UNC, 81-78=159 T39. Jenna Chun, UNC, 77-82=159 T39. Gabby DeNunzio, WSU, 79-80=159 42. Lydia Austin, WSU, 78-82=160 T43. Emma Reyes, NAU, 79-83=162 T43. Baylee Barckley, UM, 79-83=162 T45. Kyla Smith, SUU, 78-85=163 T45. Lindsay Aleman, SUU, 81-82=163 T45. Allison Sobol, UM, 81-82=163 T45. Hadley Hersh, ISU, 83-80=163 T49. Coral Schulz, MSU, 79-86=165 T49. Teigan Avery, UM, 76-89=165 T51. Abby Kadrmas, ISU, 83-84=167 T51. Morgan Bentley, WSU, 81-86=167 53. Danika Palm, UI, 80-88=168 54. Brooke Williams, ISU, 85-87=172 55. Ashley Croft, NAU, 77-WD