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Utah Valley sophomore Carly Dehlin follows her drive at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club last season. On Friday, Dehlin placed 22nd at the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational at 8-over par.

Sophomores Ana Raga and Carly Dehlin tied for 19th and 22nd places, respectively, en route to leading the Utah Valley University women's golf team to a 10th-place finish at Southern Utah's Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational on Friday at Sunbrook Golf Club in St. George.

As a team, the Wolverines finished in 10th place out of 12 teams with a two-round total of 46-over 622. UVU recorded scores of 310 and 312 on the way to posting 622 at the two-day event.

Raga and Dehlin led the way for the Wolverines by carding respective tallies of 7-over 151 and 8-over 152. Raga put up individual scores of 74 and 77 en route to tying for 19th on the individual leaderboard, while Dehlin posted a 75 and 77 to tie for 22nd.

South Dakota State won the event at 12-under par. The Jackrabbits posted a pair of 282s to finish with a two-round total of 564. Gonzaga placed second with a 1-over 577 (292-285), while the host SUU T-Birds took third at 20-over (299-297—596).

After carding an impressive 11-under-par 61 during the tournament's final round on Friday, Gonzaga's Bianca Pagdanganan took home individual medalist honors at 14-under par (130).

Behind Raga and Dehlin's solid outings, individual Kaylee Shimizu too played well for UVU by tying for 44th place at 15-over par. Shimizu put up scores of 77 and 82 to take 44th.

Freshmen Justine Lauer (84-77—161) and Isabella Lesa (77-87—164) were next for the Wolverines by tying for 48th and 54th places, respectively, while seniors Monica Yeates (86-80—166) and Kimberly Nyhus (87-81—168) tied for 58th and 62nd, respectively.

The busy spring schedule continues for UVU as the Wolverines now travel to Northern California for the Sacramento State Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole event will be contested at the Sierra View Country Club on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21.

James Warnick is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information about Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.