Women's golf challenged by difficult course in Washington

Natalie Beard

Natalie Beard

Sept. 24, 2012

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Grizzly golf saw two tough rounds at the Washington State Cougar Cup at the Palouse Ridge golf course in Pullman, Wash., on Monday.

"We played a good round this morning, but we had a difficult afternoon," said head coach Emily Milberger. "I didn't think we could play as well as we could, but we have talented players. We learned a lot about our games and the course."

Junior Natalie Beard (78-73-151), who is competing as an individual and doesn't count towards to the team score, led the Montana squad today. She is tied for 24th place.

"I'm really excited for her," said Milberger. "She played really well and it was exciting for her to see her hard work pay off."

Sophomore Tara Green heads up the Grizzlies' team effort. She sits in 40th after scoring 74 in the first round and 80 in the second round. Senior Olivia Weber (77-80-157) had a rough first round and sits in 50th. Freshman Kyla Clancy (78-85-163) and junior Lindsay Reeve (83-80-163) are tied for 69th. Freshman Hayley Bingham rounds out the squad score with a 83-84-167. She is in 79th.

In an extremely competitive field, the Big Sky Conference contenders round our the lower half on the leader boards. Portland State holds on to seventh place with a 306-300-606. Sacramento State (321-306-627) is tied for tenth place with Santa Clara. Eastern Washington (323-308-631) is in thirteenth place in front of Montana (312-325-637) and last-place Montana State (321-320-641).

The tournament will continue on Tuesday with another round of 18. Live scoring and today's final results are available on Golfstat.com. A full recap will be posted following the completion of competition on GoGriz.com.



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