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Dixie State Women’s Golf Finishes 11th at WNMU Mustang Intercollegiate
By Steve Johnson, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University
(GOODYEAR, Ariz. – April 10, 2018) Dixie State’s women’s golf team closed the 2017-18 regular season with an 11th-place finish at the 2018 Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate Tuesday at the Palm Valley Golf Club.
The Trailblazers (306-304) improved by two shots in round two as they combined for a 16-over 304 to finish the two-day tournament at plus-34 610. Dallas Baptist (282-282-564, -12) led wire-to-wire to claim the team title by six shots over runner-up California Baptist (289-281-570, -6), followed by Tarleton State (289-288-577, +1) in third, West Texas A&M (290-293-583, +6) in fourth and Colorado Mesa (296-300-596, +20) rounded out the top-five in the 20-team field.
Freshman Cailyn Cardall (72-74-146, +2) and junior Katie Ford (73-74-147, +3) each posted top-20 finishes as the pair finished in t-17th and t-19th, respectively, after both players carded 2-over 74s to lead the Trailblazers. Freshman Kaitlynn Deeble (81-77-158, +14) followed in t-61st-overall, while sophomore Ashley Fernandez (82-79-161, +17) tied for 78th-place, and junior Amalia Negrette (80-84-164, +20) wound up tied for 87th.
Dixie State will take a 12-day break from tournament play to prepare for its final league appearance at the 2018 Pacific West Conference Women’s Golf Championships, which will be held April 23-25, at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz.