UW's Trevor Simsby wins Pac-12 Preview as Huskies place second | Northwest Briefs
Trevor Simsby mounted a final round rally to win his first collegiate tournament but it was not enough to help Washington overtake California...
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NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — Trevor Simsby mounted a final round rally to win his first collegiate tournament but it was not enough to help Washington overtake California in the team standings of the inaugural Pac-12 Preview on Tuesday.
Simsby, who entered the day tied for fifth, shot a sizzling 6-under 66 on the Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club to end 11-under 205 for the tournament. He fended off Arizona State's Jon Rahm Rodriguez, who fired a 65 but ended up one stroke behind Simsby.
California shot 29-under 835 to UW's 842.
Cheng-Tsung Pan tied with David Boote of Stanford for third after both finished 8 under.
Washington State was ninth at 5-over 869.
• The sixth-ranked Washington women are first among 16 teams at their own tournament and have three players at the top of the leaderboard, led by sophomore SooBin Kim at 6-under 138. Charlotte Thomas and Cyd Okino are tied for second at even-par 144.
Golfweek's No. 1 ranked team (No. 6 in Golfstat.com) has an eight-shot lead over UC Davis with 18 holes left to play at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish. Remarkably, it marks the first time in 31 years of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational that the Huskies will take a lead into the final round.
Gonzaga is ninth at 50-over 626.
Seattle U is 15th at 77-over 653. Monica Keo and Lori Pearson are the highest-ranked Redhawks, both tied for 48th at 16-over 160.
• The Seattle University men took fourth at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invite at the Monarch Dunes Golf Club in Nipomo, Calif.
Colter Morton led the way for the Redhawks, tying for 11th with a three-round total of 216, six strokes over par.
The Redhawks took fourth with a 35-over 875.
• Western Washington's Craig Crawford aced the par-3, 192-yard No. 16 hole at Sevillano Links in Corning, Calif. The hole-in-one marked the first time coach Steve Card has had a player ace a hole. Despite the rare moment, the Vikings fell one spot to third in the 16-team Chico State Invitational, shooting 296 for a 54-hole total of 872. Cal State Stanislaus won with a score of 855 (286)
• Bettering its opening round by 25 strokes, the Western Washington women moved up one spot to place seventh among 13 teams at the Viking Invitational at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.
Led by the 2-under-par 71 of Anna Bourland, the Vikings shot 307 for a 36-hole total of 639.
Hawaii Hilo took the team trophy, shooting 299, the best round of the tournament, for a winning score of 608.
• The Everett Silvertips announced the acquisition of a fifth-round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft from the Tri-City Americans in exchange for second-year forward Ryan Chynoweth, 17. The move leaves Everett with 14 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders on the 25-man roster.
• Alex Taylor scored the winning goal in the 85th minute as Northwest University (7-4-1) earned a 2-1 road victory over Oregon Tech in men's soccer.
Compiled from sports-information reports.