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Vikings, Taylor capture Big Sky Golf Title

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
April 21st, 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

It’s been quite a season for L.V. Rogers grad Lauren Taylor.
After winning a pair of tournaments and being named Freshman of the Year, the pride of Granite Pointe is off to the NCAA West Regional Tournament.

Taylor & Company fought off a third-round sprint by Northern Arizona to capture the Big Sky Golf Championship Wednesday at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ.

The Vikings, finishing with an 880 total, won the second straight Big Sky Conference Championship, third in four years and sixth in the past nine years by 11 strokes over Northern Arizona.
Northern Colorado was third at 908.

Britney Yada, who won the low gross title with a record six-under par score, paced Portland State.

Taylor, starting the final round of the 54-hole tournament a pair of birdies over the first seven holes, finished in a tie for 14th spot after finishing the day with a four-over-par 76.

The Big Sky Championship was played at Ocotillo Golf Resort, a 6,162-yard, par 72 layout.

The Vikings won the 2010 tournament by two shots over Sacramento State with a score of 900 over 54 holes.

Portland State now advances to the NCAA Regional Tournament, likely in Auburn, WA on May 5-7.

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