Dixie State’s men’s golf team opened the spring portion of its 2017-18 schedule with a third-place showing at the Academy of Art-hosted Bay Area Invitational on Tuesday at The Course at Wente Vineyards.
After lightning suspended the tail end of Monday’s second round, the Trailblazers returned to the course to complete their second loop this morning and moved up one spot to third place after combining for a plus-23 311. DSU (305-311-305) then matched its low round of the tournament with a final round 17-over 305.
However, the Trailblazers could not move up the leaderboard as Sonoma State (309-303-294—906, +42) carded the tournament’s low round with a final round 6-over 294 to claim the team title by 10 shots over runner-up Holy Names (308-306-302—916, +52). Dixie State followed at plus-57 921, five strokes clear of fourth-place Western Washington (314-309-303—926, +62) and 10 shots ahead of fifth-place Rogers State (320-305-306—931, +67).
Three Trailblazers finished in the top 20 of the leaderboard, led by junior Nicklaus Britt (74-78-75) who tied for eighth with a three-round total of plus-11 227. Britt was second in the 83-player field in pars with 39 as he posted his second top 10 of the season.
Senior Dalton Stanger recorded his third top-20 showing of the year, finishing solo 14th at 14-over 230, while sophomore Jayce Frampton (78-76-77) posted his third-straight top-15 finish at plus-15 231 to tie two others for 15th. Freshman Landon Anderson (76-86-78—240, +24) followed in tied for 34th overall and freshman Spencer Wallace (80-79-90—249, +33) tied for 59th place.
Dixie State returns to Livermore on March 12-13, to play in the annual Notre Dame de Namur Invitational, which will be played at the Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.