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Portland State wins Big Sky Championship

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Portland State won its fifth Big Sky Conference title in the past eight years Wednesday in Chandler, Ariz.

The Vikings, No. 124 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, shot a final-round 309 at Ocotillo Golf Resort to finish at 36-over 900, two shots ahead of No. 111 Sacramento State (304). No. 100 Northern Arizona (313) was third at 904.

The Lumberjacks finished 1-2 in the individual race. Freshman Stephanie Kim posted rounds of 69-70-77 to win medalist honors at even-par 216. Senior Megan Buck (75), who made an eagle on her final hole, was second at 220.

“I am extremely disappointed,” Northern Arizona head coach Brad Bedortha said. “But Stephanie Kim and Megan Buck played like studs to finish first and second in the tournament.”

Kim, who tied the Big Sky Championship 54-hole scoring mark, is just the second freshman in conference history to win the league title.

Portland State had three players in the top 6: Britney Yada tied for third, and Stephanie Johns and Tiffany Schoning tied for sixth.

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