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Gonzaga women’s golf chosen for NCAA tournament

College women’s golf: Gonzaga was selected to the NCAA Regional for a second straight year Monday.

GU will play May 8-10 at Tumble Creek at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash., in the West Regional hosted by the University of Washington.

   Gonzaga is a 17th seed. Included in the West Regional is defending national champion and No. 1 seed Southern California. UW is seeded No. 4.

“Very excited to go West this year,” Gonzaga coach Brad Rickel said. “Grass we’re familiar with, a climate we’re familiar with and a place we’ve heard great things about. We’re very excited.”

Pac-12 honors WSU golfer Snyder

College men’s golf: Senior Blake Snyder of Washington State was named an All-Pac-12 honorable mention, the conference announced.

Snyder is the first Cougar to garner conference honors since Kevin Tucker was named to the All-Pac-10 second team in 2010.

Snyder’s year was highlighted by four top-five finishes, including a tie for first place at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate in September.

His fourth-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships last weekend marked the best finish at a conference tournament in the Cougars men’s program history.

Zags’ Bailey WCC Pitcher of Week

College baseball: Gonzaga freshman Brandon Bailey has been named West Coast Conference Rawlings Pitcher of the Week.

The Broomfield, Colo., native picked up his fourth win of the season during the weekend, a complete-game, 4-1 victory over Saint Mary’s. The right-hander struck out a career-high seven batters while only walking one. He scattered eight hits and held Saint Mary’s scoreless until the ninth inning.

Bailey is 4-5 overall with a 3.24 ERA. In his WCC starts, he is 4-2 with a 2.52 ERA.

Gonzaga continues WCC play at Brigham Young on Thursday.

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