SEDONA, Ariz. — Utah Valley University freshman Lynn-Marie Nagel shot a final-round 75 and moved up six places to finish in a tie for ninth at the Red Rocks Invitational Sunday at Oakcreek Golf Club.
It was her first top-10 finish in her young career.
Nagel shot rounds of 78-75 (+8) to finish with a final total of 153. Seattle's Caitlin McCleary on the tournament with a +3.
As a team, the Wolverines were tied for sixth heading into the final 18 holes, but Nagel was the only player to shoot in the 70s and the Wolverines fell into 10th place.
Eastern Michigan (+27) won the tournament by 14 shots over Seattle (+41) and Xavier (+43). The Wolverines were three shots out of eighth place and one shot out of ninth.
Behind Nagel, Jordyn Dougal, who was tied for 10th after the first round, shot a final-round 84 to drop into a tie for 37th, while Celeste Gish, who was tied for 26th, shot a final-round 83 to drop into a tie for 42nd.
Brooke Bliss was eight shots better than the first day (88-82) and moved up into a tie for 78th. Hannah Herman was six shots better as well (92-86) and finished in a tie for 102nd.
The Wolverines are back in action March 16-17 at the Bucknell Invitational at the Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas.
Jay Hinton is a sports information assistant at Utah Valley University