Ueno Ties for Second Place at NWC Championship

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

YAKIMA, WASH. -- Whitney Ueno (Sr., Hilo, HI/Hilo HS) of Willamette University finished in a tie for second place, as the Northwest Conference Women's Golf Championship concluded on Sunday, April 26 at the Apple Tree Golf Course. Ueno and Brynn Hurdus of Linfield College each cut one stroke off the two-stroke first round lead of Sarah Bicker from the University of Puget Sound, but couldn't catch her for the title. Bicker shot 82-80--162 to claim the individual championship. Ueno and Hurdus each carded 84-79-163.

Bicker helped Puget Sound win the NWC Championship tournament with a two-day total of 696 (355-341). The Loggers also won the overall NWC team title with 28 points in the standings. Linfield also scored 28 points, but UPS received the crown by finishing higher this weekend. Linfield was second in the tournament after earning a score of 700 (365-335).

Whitworth took third place with a score of 739 (373-366), while George Fox University was fourth at 743 (379-363). Pacific University placed fifth at 744 (385-359), Pacific Lutheran University was sixth at 851 (446-405), Willamette was seventh at 867 (446-421) and Whitman College was eighth at 872 (449-423). Lewis & Clark College did not enter a full team.

Ueno was one of six athletes to be named All-Northwest Conference. Joining Ueno on the All-NWC team were Bicker, Maresa Jenson and Natalie Nakamine of Puget Sound, plus Hurdus and Sophie Corr from Linfield. The top six finishers at the NWC Championship Tournament earn All-Conference honors. Ueno also qualified for All-NWC recognition by winning the NWC Fall Classic and the NWC Spring Classic.

FINAL RESULTS
NWC Championship
Apple Tree Golf Course
Par 74, Yakima, Wash.

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Whitney Ueno tied for second place at the NWC Championship. She also tied for the low round with a 79 on Sunday.

Whitney Ueno tied for second place at the NWC Championship. She also tied for the low round with a 79 on Sunday.