Brown, Cougars shoot swiftly in Colorado, finish tied for fourth


Junior Alivia Brown fist bumps at the Cougar Cup on Sept. 19. Brown took second place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge yesterday.

The Washington State women’s golf team tied for fourth place (+17, 881) at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colorado.

The Cougars tied with the University of Tennessee and Old Dominion University for fourth in the 18-team tournament. San Diego State took home first place, shooting 2-over-par (+2, 886).

At the end of round one, the Cougars stood in a tie for ninth place with the University of Central Arkansas at 13-over-par (301).

As the second round ran its course, WSU was able to jump up on the leaderboard and end the day tied for fifth with Old Dominion after shooting 5-over-par (293).

WSU played its best round as a team on Wednesday in the third and final round, finishing 1-under-par (287).

WSU sent five competitors to Red Sky Golf Club tournament in hopes of bringing home an individual first-place finish. Senior Cherokee Kim, juniors Bree Wanderscheid and Alivia Brown, sophomore Madison Odiorne and freshman Marie Lund-Hansen competed as the five varsity players.

Brown played an impressive three rounds and finished in second at 6-under-par (-6, 210), only three strokes behind first place winner junior Malene Krolboll Hansen of Coastal Carolina University.

Brown totaled 14 birdies over the three-day tournament and finished three strokes in front of the third place finisher.

Odiorne finished with a score of 8-over-par and tied for 37th place (+8, 224). She recorded five birdies in the final round.

Odiorne carded an impressive eagle on the back nine in the first round and was briefly tied for 39th with Wanderscheid and Lund-Hansen.

Lund-Hansen and Kim tied for 42nd with a score of 9-over-par (+2, 225). Wanderscheid ended the tournament tied for 67th at 16-over-par (+16, 232).

The Cougars will use the next two weeks to prepare for the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational in Tacoma. The two-day tournament tees off on Oct. 10 and is hosted by BYU.

The tournament will be the fourth of five WSU is competing in during its fall season. The fall season will wrap up on Oct.24-25 in Hawaii at the Pac-12 Preview tournament.