Burke Fourth at Northwest Conference Championship; Earns Second-Team Honors

Burke Fourth at Northwest Conference Championship; Earns Second-Team Honors


WOODBURN, Ore. - Freshman Claire Burke played her best tournament of the season, finishing the Northwest Conference Championship in a tie for fourth place with a 160 en route to the program's first all-conference honor under head coach Dave Andrews. 

The final of the three NWC tournaments earns each team and individuals double points toward the final conference standings. With the new point system, Burke finished just one place out of first-team honors, taking home NWC Second-Team recognition. 

Burke finished day two with an 83 to go with her opening round 77 at the Oregon Golf Association Golf Course, for a share of fourth place. Arielle Valdez was the next Pioneer finisher with a 171 for 15th place. Valdez opened the tournament with an 86, which she followed up with an 85 on the final day. 

Sofia Vigil finished in 26th place with a 179. Like Valdez, Vigil shaved a stroke off her second day score, finishing with an 89 to go with her 90 from the first day. Abbi Rautenberg rounded out the team scoring with a 186 (92+94) for 29th place. Jessica Rosenblatt ended the tournament with a 231 (120+111) for 39th place .

Michal Schuster of Whitworth won the tournament with a 152, while Sydney Maluenda (154) and Loreece Magsanide (157) of George Fox finished second and third respectively. 

George Fox won the tournament, as well as the NWC Automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament, with a 637. Whitman finished second with a 667, while Whitworth finished in third place with a 675.