March 27, 2007
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - The woes continued for Gonzaga University's women's golf team Tuesday during the final round of the Duck Invitational at Shadow Hills Country Club.
The Bulldogs shot a 335 Tuesday to finish at 995 and 12th. The University of San Francisco held its 3-stroke lead heading into Tuesday to finish at 919 and edge Washington State University.
Gonzaga's Mary Kate Morgan and Sarah Sheffield swapped spots in the final standings. Morgan, tied for 34th following Monday's 36 holes, shot a final-round 78 over the 6,096-yard, par 72 layout to finish tied for 29th at 241. Sheffield, tied for 29th after two rounds, shot an 81 Tuesday for a 243 to tie for 34th. Morgan's scores of 79 and 78 in the second and third rounds, respectively, were the only sub-80 rounds for the Bulldogs in the tourney.
WSU's Amy Eneroth carded the best score of the final round (73-77-72-222) and won in a playoff over USF's Jessica Potter (71-77-74-222), who shared the 36-hole lead with teammate Kristin Nichols who finished third.
In the playoff, the duo of Eneroth and Potter teed off on the par four, 344-yard 10th hole and landed drives within 15 feet of each other on the center right side of the fairway. Eneroth used an iron to land the ball in the rough in front of the bunker wide right of the green, while Potter landed her approach on the left side of the green 40 feet from the cup. Eneroth chipped over the bunker to a lie eight feet above the hole, and Potter drove her long putt 10 feet past the hole, then missed her next attempt a half-foot short which led to a three-putt. Eneroth captured the win with her slightly downhill eight-foot putt.
Tuesday's weather was mostly cloudy with occasional showers, a slight breeze and temperatures in the low to mid 50s.