Warrior women lead after day one of Warrior Golf Invite
The No. 20-ranked Lewis-Clark State College women’s golf team is hanging on to a four stroke lead after the first round of the annual Warrior Invitational on Monday at the Clarkston Golf & Country Club. The No. 17-ranked Warrior men currently trail Rocky Mountain College by three strokes.
Lewiston native Idah Whisenant (above photo) posted the top score on the women’s side for day one as she shot a 77. The sophomore’s teammates did not fare quite as well though as no other Warrior was able to get below 85.
As a team, the Warrior women stand at 340, while Rocky Mountain isn’t far behind at 344.
“We haven’t really had any good practices because of how cold it’s been,” said LCSC head coach Paul Thompson. “So this is good to get out and play a little bit.”
The Warrior men currently stand second out of six teams with a score of 308. Rocky Mountain leads at 305, while the University of Lethbridge and North Idaho College are tied for third at 314.
LCSC’s Drew Reinland, a sophomore from College Place, Wash., shot a 71 to lead the field. After Reinland, however, LCSC’s individual scores jump somewhat significantly as the Warriors continue to knock the winter rust off.
“We’re still not quite out of winter,” Thompson said. “We weren’t real precise with our chips or puts, but there’s always tomorrow.”
The final round of the 36-hole tournament will be played Tuesday.
Team scores – 1, Lewis-Clark State 340. 2, Rocky Mountain College 344. 3, North Idaho College 383.
Top individual – 1, Idaho Whisenant, LCSC, 77.
LCSC – Brooke Dagner 85, Heather Bruce 87, Kelsey Haycock 91, Shanna Herman 94.
LCSC- Independent – Angela Vitek 100, Paige Blackburn 101, Kelsey Bottorff 103.
Team scores – 1, Rocky Mountain College 305. 2, Lewis-Clark State College 308. 3, University of Lethbridge, 314. 3, North Idaho College 314. 5, Lethbridge College 318. 6, Columbia Basin 333.
Top individual – 1, Drew Reinland, LCSC, 71.
LCSC – Jordan Beveridge 78, James Rooney 79, Tyler Johnson 80, Kyler Gable 81, Dillon Williams 81.