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Originally published Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9:40 PM

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UW women golfers place second in Pac-12 tourney | NW Briefs

Washington overtook UCLA for second place on the final day of the Pac-12 women's golf championships, the Huskies' best finish in the conference tournament.

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VALENCIA, Calif. — Washington overtook UCLA for second place on the final day of the Pac-12 women's golf championships Wednesday.

The Huskies finished at 13-over-par 877 for the 54-hole event, their best score in 26 conference tournaments. The school's previous best finish was third in 1988.

USC ran away with team and individual titles. The Trojans finished 24 strokes ahead of UW at 853. Washington State was 11th at 942.

USC freshman Annie Park, at 7-under 209, won medalist honors by two strokes over teammate Sophia Popov. SooBin Kim was the Huskies' top finisher, tying for 11th at 3-over 219.

UW sophomore Cyd Okino helped the Huskies move up on the final day, bouncing back after rounds of 79 and 81 to shoot a final-round 69 that included five birdies.

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Clare Sorensen finished 10th and her Seattle University women's team placed sixth in the Western Athletic Conference championships in Mesa, Ariz.

• Bellevue's Mike Haack (men), Mukilteo's Karinn Dickinson (women), Ellensburg's Keith Crimp (senior men) and Blaine's Janet Kelleher (senior women) won titles in the two-day Washington State Golf Association Champion of Champions event at The Home Course in DuPont.


Ryan Wiggins' two-run homer started a four-run rally in the ninth inning as Washington completed a two-game sweep of Gonzaga with an 11-8 win in Spokane. Andrew Ely and Michael Camporeale each had three hits, Jayce Ray drove in three runs and Robert Pehl added two doubles for the Huskies (13-26). Caleb Wood and Cabe Reiten homered for Gonzaga (26-13-1).


Brianna Guerrero's three-run homer helped Seattle U (20-25) beat Portland State 7-2 in the opener of a doubleheader at Logan Field in Seattle. Portland State (17-26) won the second game,


Washington swept Arizona 4-0 on Day 1 of the Pac-12 men's tournament in Ojai, Calif.


Western Washington, ranked No. 1 in Division II for the second straight week, is sending four women's shells to the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta this weekend at Lake Natoma near Rancho Cordova, Calif.

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