By Blair Cash, Athletics Communications Writer
BEND, Ore. – Maddi Barnett (Sr., Boise, ID/Timberline HS) led a trio of Willamette University women's golfers who completed the first round of the Willamette Spring Thaw Tournament played on Saturday, Apr. 14 at the Pronghorn Resort Golf Club. Barnett registered a score of 92, tying her for ninth place on the individual leaderboard.
Other Willamette scores on the par 72, 5,800-yard course included a 101 by Kristen Barclay (So., GK, Kenmore, WA/Cedar Park Christian School), who stood 16th, and a 131 by Katerin Vasquez (Fr., Indio, CA/Coachella Valley HS). Lexi Towner (So., Chico, CA/Chico HS) had to withdraw and thus the Bearcats received no team score by having only three players finish the round.
Maddy Rhodenbaugh of Lewis & Clark College and Maggie Peters of Whitworth University were tied for first place after each shot an 82. One stroke back in third at 83 was Whitworth's Allie Slingsby.
Whitworth held a 34-shot lead in the team scores, 343 to 377 over Pacific Lutheran University. Lewis & Clark was third at 389, followed by Pacific University (Ore.) at 393, Linfield College at 445.
The Spring Thaw concludes with the second round on Sunday, April 15.