PHOENIX – (April 18) The Seattle University women’s golf team finished the Western Athletic Conference championship in third place behind the champions Grand Canyon, and New Mexico State on Wednesday at the Legacy Golf Resort.

The Redhawks started the tournament with a second-place finish in round one, then climbed up to first place after round two, and a 13-over-par 297 placed them in third place at the end of the championship.

Vendela From led the way for the Redhawks with a third-place finish overall. From shot her best round in the opening day where she shot a two-under-par 69 to finish the day in first place. In rounds two and three, she stayed consistent and shot a two-over-par 73 both days to finish two-over par for the tournament.

“What a great finish by Vendela From in her first WAC championship,” head Coach Marc Chandonnet said.

From, a freshman from Stockholm, Sweden saved her best play for the championship. Her two-under-par 69 in round one was her season best, and third place was the highest finish of her young college career.

Keisha Lugito (75, 69, 75) and Kimberlee Tottori (70, 74, 75) finished tied for sixth place after they both finished the tournament with a four-over-par 75. Linette Chua (73, 76, 74) and Nicole Foster (75, 72, 76) finished tied for 17th to round out the Redhawks, who despite not taking first place, are very excited about the future.

“Regardless of outcome, this is a special group of women and I think they proved to everyone that they do have what it takes to win,” Chandonnet said. “We will be back stronger and more ready to handle this opportunity next time. I’m excited about our future and I hope this makes the team hungry to improve.”