GU women's golf tourney win

GU golfers pose with the Hobble Creek Fall Classic trophy following their tournament victory on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the Gonzaga University women’s golf team took first place in the Hobble Creek Fall Classic held in Springville, Utah.

After a strong third and final round, the Zags finished 12 strokes ahead of Cal Poly and Weber State. At two-over, GU’s score of 286 was the lowest-round total off all the tournament teams.

Individually, freshman Chaewon Baek and junior Cassie Kim led the way for the Bulldogs. In her collegiate debut, Baek tied for second place at one-over (214), including a birdie and 15 pars in the third round.

Kim also had a strong performance late in the day, as she recorded a career-low 67 (-4) courtesy of five birdies and 12 pars on Tuesday. The Yakima, Washington native finished the tournament three-over (216), enough to warrant a top five finish.

Sophomore Mary Scott Wolfe shot six-over (219) and finished tied for 11th while senior Quynn Duong finished in 16th place after shooting nine-over (222). Junior Alyssa Nguyen’s placed 74th after 12 pars brought her up 13 spots on the leaderboards.

Shooting an even-par for the tournament, Northern Arizona’s Kimberlee Tottori took first place individually.

“I’m really happy for our team,” GU Head Coach Brad Rickel said in a news release. “This is the start we were hoping for.”

GU returns home to host the fourth-annual Coeur d’Alene Collegiate Invitational on Sunday.

Cole Forsman is a sports editor. Follow him on Twitter: @CGForsman

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