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Thunderbirds Fall From Top Perch, Finish Fourth in Big Sky Championship

Southern Utah University held a four shot lead going into the final round of the Big Sky Women’s Golf Championship, but that last day saw three teams leap-frog over them with Northern Arizona taking the title by two shots over Sacramento State and by three shots over Idaho. Southern Utah limped home in fourth place and 11 shots behind the champions.

SUU’s Taylor Viquelia also held the individual lead going into the final round, but skied to a final round 81 and had to settle for second place five shots behind A Ram Choi of Portland State.

Big Sky Conference Results

Ocotillo Golf Club, Arizona

Team Standings

901- Northern Arizona, 301-303-297

903- Sacramento State, 298-305-300

904- Idaho, 301-301-302

912- Southern Utah, 299-299-314

913- Montana, 307-302-304

914- Montana State, 310-305-299

920- Northern Colorado, 303-312-308

935- Weber State, 315-312-308

967- North Dakota, 322-322-313

1039- Idaho State, 348-355-336


216- A Ram Choi, Portland State, 74-71-71

Southern Utah University scores:

221- Taylor Viquelia, 68-72-81

225- Monica Jung, 72-76-77

233- Nicole Thomas, 81-73-79

235- Rynae Baca, 80-78-77

241- Miranda Reyes, 79-79-83

Weber State scores:

223- Kaceelyn Pouttu, 74-73-77

230 Emily Podlesny, 73-80-77

233- Kristie Jensen, 82-75-76

250- Hayley Chugg, 88-84-78

253- Lexie Albi, 86-86-81