Huskies place second at Western Intercollegiate
Jonathan Sanders and Trevor Simsby tie for ninth as Huskies finish second behind Stanford.
No. 17 Washington hung in against some of the best teams in the country, holding on for second place at the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Sunday.
The Huskies closed with a final round 4-over 354 to finish behind Stanford. Washington finished with a three-round total of 6-over 1,056, 16 strokes behind Stanford, which was led by medalist Cameron Wilson at 7-under 203.
Jonathan Sanders led the Huskies with yet another top-10 finish, his fourth consecutive. Sanders finished tied for ninth at 2-under 208 along with teammate Trevor Simsby, who entered the final round in a three-way tie for the lead.
Simsby earned a top-10 finish despite a rough final nine holes that included three bogeys and a double-bogey.
Gerrit Chambers shot a 3-under 67, making seven birdies on the day to move up into a tie for 26th at 4 over.
Freshman Corey Pereira also had a high finish, tying for 18th at 2 over. Pereira followed up back-to-back rounds of even par with a 2-over 72.
Next up for the Huskies will be the Pac-12 championships on April 25-27 at The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz., north of Tucson.
SPU gymnasts win four national titles
Maria Hundley of Seattle Pacific won the vault and balance beam crowns, and gained a three-way share of the title on the uneven parallel bars, and teammate Kai Tindall capped her career with a four-way split of the gold on the floor exercise in individual event competition at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate championships in Providence, R.I.
Hundley took the vault with a 9.85, and the beam with a similar score. Then on the bars, she came up with another 9.85, matching the performances by Linnaea Hance of Air Force and Brittainy Johnson of Texas Woman’s University.
SPU senior Tindall, daughter of 39th-year coach Laurel Tindall, got a 9.875 for her floor-exercise routine.
• Connor Moore allowed one hit in six innings, striking out nine and Seattle University (15-15, 6-3) allowed just three hits in a 6-0 shutout of Northern Colorado (5-30, 0-12) to complete a three-game sweep in the WAC series at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park.
Moore retired 13 of the final 15 hitters he faced. Austin Hansen, Andrew Olson and Ted Hammond each pitched an inning of scoreless relief to complete the shutout.
• Michael Conforto drove in three runs and No. 5 Oregon State defeated Washington State 8-1 in a Pac-12 game.
The Beavers (27-7, 11-4) scored the only runs they needed in a two-run first inning against Washington State (16-16, 7-5) starter Jason Monda (1-3).
• Sophomore pitcher Andrew Sopko led Gonzaga to its third West Coast Conference series victory as he allowed just three runs in eight innings in a 2-1 win over visiting Santa Clara.
Senior Blake Snyder shot 1-under 215 and finished tied for fourth at the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa. Snyder led the Washington State men to an eighth-place finish. The Cougars carded a 23-over 311 in the final round to bring their 54-hole score to 34-over 898.
The Washington women picked up a huge win it its final regular-season match of the year as it upset 36th-ranked Utah, 4-0. The Huskies, who picked up their third straight win, finish the regular season with a 13-9 overall record and a 3-7 mark in Pac-12 play.
From sports-information reports.