Women's Golf Looks To Finish Strong At NWC Fall Classic

The women's golf team will wrap up the fall portion of its schedule this weekend at the two-day Northwest Conference Fall Classic, hosted by Pacific (Ore.).

The women's golf team, as well as the men's golf team, will tee-off at 8:30 am on both Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th at the Tri Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield, Wash.

2012 Fall Season Review: A core group of four golfers have been the main competitors during the fall portion of the women's golf season. Three freshmen, Chelsea Bayley, Yvonne LaCoursiere and Cindy Tapia, have joined senior Emily Guthrie at all four tournaments, while junior Ashley Danforth competed at the Whitworth Invitational.

The women started the season at the Lewiston Triangular where Emily Guthrie had the best round, shooting a 73 and finishing one stroke ahead of Lewis-Clark State College's Idah Whisenant for first place. Lewis-Clark State College took first with a team score of 311; Whitworth finished with a team score of 341.

At the North Idaho College Invitational, Guthrie again faced Whisenant, but this time the pair tied for second place with matching scores of 234. Guthrie shot the lowest score of the second round, with a one-over par 75. The Pirates finished fourth with a score of 1072, and Lewis-Clark State College took first place with a score of 950.

Emily Guthrie took first place at the Whitworth Invitational, with her score of 150 eight strokes ahead of second place. Whitworth finished second in the team standings with a score of 655; Whitman College finished 16 strokes ahead of the Bucs to take first place. Joining Guthrie in the top ten player standings was Ashley Danforth, who tied for fifth place. Chelsea Bayley just missed the top ten, as her 166 put her in 11th place. Yvonne LaCoursiere and Cindy Tapia also finished in the top 30 for the Pirates.

Whitworth took fourth place at the Culturame Classic. The Pirates were led by Emily Guthrie, who shot 160 on her way to fourth in the player standings. Yvonne LaCoursiere was part of a three-way tie for 19th place with a score of 178 while Chelsea Bayley took 26th after shooting 181. Cindy Tapia shot 187 to tie for 31st. George Fox had a team score of 632 as they took first.

2011 NWC Fall Classic: The women's team finished in seventh place at last year's Fall Classic. The Pirates improved their second round score by seven strokes to finish with a score of 681. George Fox shot 625 to take first place overall, finishing 13 strokes ahead of second place Whitman (638). Willamette (671) and Linfield (679) also finished ahead of Whitworth.

Emily Guthrie also improved her score from the first round, shooting a 160 to finish in seventh place individually. Teammate Nicole Lomax's score of 169 tied for 15th place. George Fox's Megan McGrew finished ten strokes ahead of Guthrie for first place.