NW college golf teams have some mixed results

Updated: May 31, 2011

The University of Washington women closed out its season by finishing 16th at the NCAA Championships at the Traditions Golf Course.

The Huskies shot a final-round 293 (+5) to move from 19th into 16th place for the tournament. The Huskies were spurred on by a front nine that saw them combine to shoot -1 and ended the back nine with birdies by freshman Kelli Bowers and senior Anya Alvarez on the final hole. Ultimately, Washington wrapped up the 72-hole tournament at +57 (1209).

The Huskies were making their first championship appearance since 2006.

UCLA took home the team title, winning by four strokes over 2010 champion Purdue. Liz Ernst of LSU won medalist honors.

Bowers tied for 26th in the tournament. Her finish is the seventh best by a Husky at a championship and the second-best ever by a UW freshman (Paige Mackenzie, 25th in 2002). Junior Sadena Parks saved her best round of the tournament for the last day of competition. She fired a 74 and ended up +22 for the tourney.