Neidhold leads NWAACC women's golf championships

By the Tri-City HeraldMay 18, 2014 

Hope Neidhold got off to a rough start at the NWAACC women’s golf championships Sunday at Horn Rapids Golf Course but righted herself enough to take the first-round lead.

Neidhold, a Richland native, topped her drive into the water on the first hole to take a double-bogey but finished the day with an 84 to lead Leslie Guzman of Olympic by one stroke. CBC teammates Janci Spoo and Abbey McMinn each shot an 87 to tie for third place heading into today’s final round.

The CBC women put all five golfers in the top 10 and lead the team race at 258 — 14 strokes ahead of Spokane at 272.

The Spokane men lead the men’s team race at 189, holding a 10-stroke advantage over Southwest Oregon (299). Max Tuckner of Bellevue (68) and Brady Caulkins of Spokane (69) battled for the first-round lead, while CBC’s Jack Tumlinson finished tied for eighth with a 74.

Today’s championship round begins at 7:30 a.m., beginning with the women and followed by the men.

NWAACC golf championships
At Horn Rapids (par 72)
Team scores
—Spokane 289, SWOC 299, Bellevue 303, Olympic 304, Walla Walla 306, CBC 308, Skagit Valley 318, Green River 327, Grays Harbor 347.
Top 10—1, Max Tuckner (Bellevue) 68; 2, Brady Caulkins (Spokane) 69; 3 (tie), Evan Omelia (Spokane), Keynan Fanslow (Olympic), Cole Chavez (SWOC) 71; 6 (tie), Connor Denessen (Skagit Valley), Cole Lorenzo (Spokane), 73; 8 (tie), Grant Gellan (WW), Jack Tumlinson (CBC) 74; 10 (tie), Tyler Swenton (SWOC), Eric Anderson (Olympic), 75. CBC—Sean Adams 75, Brendan Cox 81, Derek Wood 82, John Wilson 84, Josh Garza 78. Walla Walla—Eli Mendez 76, Tannen Potter 77, Mason Palmer 79, Jordan Holladay 82, Bradley Young 88.

At Horn Rapids (par 72)
Team scores
—CBC 258, Spokane 272, Centralia 280, SWOC 286, Bellevue 292, Olympic 294.
Top 10—1, Hope Neidhold (CBC) 84; 2, Leslie Guzman (Olympic) 85; 3 (tie), Janci Spoo (CBC), Abbey McMinn (CBC), Bridgit Rypien (Spokane) 87; 6, Megan Schultz (Centralia), Alexandria McQuearie (SWOC), 88; 8, Bri Hadler (CBC), Casey Tucker (CBC) 89; 10, Jennifer Puckett (Green River) 90. Walla Walla—Kelsey Bigness 95, Shay Jones 97.

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