Debs, Sweeney set pace for Whit women golfers

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MISSION, Ore. - First-year golfers Sarah Debs and Kelly Sweeney set the pace for the Whitman College women in a three-way golf match at the Wildhorse Resort course.

Debs and Sweeney both shot 8-over par 80 to finish in a three-way tie for third place.

Two Lewis-Clark State golfers filled the top three spots. Heather Bruce led the way with a 74, beating teammate Idah Whisemant by four strokes.

Sophomore Catelyn Webber, one of five returning players for Whitman, shot 83. Junior Tate Head and sophomore Katie Zajicek were close behind at 85.

Sophomore Elaine Whaley and junior Caitlin Holland rounded out the Whitman contingent, shooting 87 and 89, respectively.

Lewis-Clark State was first in the team scoring with a 319 for its top four. Whitman was second at 340 followed by Warner Pacific at 366.

The scores posted by Debs and Sweeney did not count toward Whitman's team score.

Because the start of the school year has allowed for relatively few qualifying rounds, neither first-year player was designated as part of Whitman's top five prior to Saturday's event.

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