Whitman women's golf finishes 2nd in Tacoma

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TACOMA - Sunday's closing round of the Pacific Lutheran Invitational was shortened to nine holes by hail on the greens, leaving the Whitman College women's golf team in second place by two strokes in the final team scoring.

George Fox, which trailed Whitman by a single stroke after Saturday's opening round, carded a team score of 162 (top four golfers) for Sunday's nine holes.

That gave the Bruins a 27-hole team total of 491, two strokes better than Whitman.

Other team scores were Linfield 526, Whitworth 529, Pacific Lutheran 560, Pacific 575, and Puget Sound 671.

Kelsey Morrison, playing for George Fox, shot 38 in Sunday's nine-hole finale to claim medalist honors with a 118 tournament score.

Whitman's Tate Head, after shooting 42 on Sunday, finished second with a 119.

Whitman's Katie Zajicek shot 40 over the final nine holes and finished in a three-way tie for third place at 121.

Catelyn Webber also shot 40 on Sunday for a 126 tournament total.

Elaine Whaley and Caitlin Holland posted Sunday scores of 43 and 47, respectively. Whaley finished at 127 while Holland shot 137.

First-year Missionaries Sarah Debs and Kelly Sweeney played as individuals. Debs shot 44 on Sunday but still notched a 125 team total. Sweeney shot 41 over the final nine holes to finish at 126.

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