HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s golf team improved from its opening day round, but it still wasn’t enough to overtake fellow Frontier Conference member Rocky Mountain for second place at the four-team North Idaho Invitational, which wrapped up play Monday at Avondale Golf Club.
The Warriors shot a 36-hole total of 697, while RMC shot a 685 to finish second to Whitworth, which had a 672 total. North Idaho College finished fourth at 727.
LCSC’s Idah Whisenant fired a 79 in the second round and her two-day total of 160 left her in second place in the individual standings, one shot behind Rachel Holsterman of Rocky Mountain. Heather Bruce had an 84, while Kelsey Haycock had an 87.
LCSC had its share of trouble during the opening 18 holes on Sunday. Brooke Dagner, who has been playing No. 1 for the Warriors, pulled out because her foot was bothering her on the practice range prior to the round. She will have the foot examined by a doctor this week. Also, Shanna Herman signed the wrong score on her card and had her score disqualified from the opening round. Freshman Paige Blackburn subbed for Dagner and then had to count her first collegiate tournament score at 108 when Herman was disqualified.
LCSC assistant coach Cliff Carrick said the course played difficult both days.
The Warriors return to action for their final tournament of the fall in the Warrior Invitational next Monday and Tuesday at the Lewiston Country Club.
Team standings – 1, Whitworth 326-346–672. 2, Rocky Mountain 354-331–685. 3, LCSC 355-342–697. 4, North Idaho 359-368–727.
LCSC – Idah Whisenant 81-79–160, Heather Bruce 82-84–166, Kelsey Haycock 84-87–171, Paige Blackburn 108-94–202, Shanna Herman DQ-92.