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Dixie State Women’s Golf Finishes Fifth at the PacWest Championships
(Photo courtesy of DSU Athletics – Stan Plewe)
By Steve Johnson, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing for Dixie State University
(LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. – April 25, 2018) Dixie State’s women’s golf team closed its 2017-18 season with a fifth place finish at the 2018 Pacific West Conference Women’s Golf Championships Wednesday at the Wigwam Resort Golf Course.
DSU (318-311-319-948, +84) shot a 31-over par 319 on the final day to finish a shot back of Holy Names (308-315-324-947, +83) which placed fourth. California Baptist (292-288-295-875, +11) led wire-to-wire to claim the team title, while Academy of Art (296-299-312-907, +43) placed second and league newcomer Biola (325-310-310-945, +81) moved up two spots to take third.
Dixie State placed three golfers in the top-20 individually, led by junior Katie Ford (74-76-80) who finished 11th-overall at plus-14 230. Freshman Cailyn Cardall (78-80-77) moved up two spots to finish tied for 13th at plus-19 235, as did sophomore Ashley Fernandez (82-77-77) who went from t-17th to t-15th place at plus-20 236. Freshman Kaitlynn Deeble (84-78-85) wound up in a group of four golfers tied for 25th at plus-31 247, and junior Amalia Negrette placed 35th at plus-44 260.
The Trailblazers wrapped up the season that featured one event victory, which came at the Dixie State Fall Invitational last October, and five top-five team finishes nine total tournaments.