Dixie State’s women’s golf team finds itself in the middle of the pack in seventh place overall after the opening round of play at the 2018 Cal State East Bay/Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout played Monday at the par-72 Callippe Preserve Golf Course.
The Trailblazers rolled in a combined five birdies on day one on their way to a team score of plus-36 324, 18 shots off the pace set by fellow Pacific West Conference member California Baptist (+18, 306), which owns a three-shot lead on second-place Academy of Art (+21, 309). Cal State San Marcos (+25, 313) is in third after 18 holes, followed by Sonoma State (+28, 316) in fourth, Cal State Monterey Bay in fifth (+29, 317) and Simon Fraser (+30, 318) in sixth.
Freshman Kaitlynn Deeble accounted for two of DSU’s five birdies as she finished her opening loop tied for eighth on the leaderboard at 5-over 77, while fellow freshman Cailyn Cardall is in a group of seven golfers tied for 31st at 9-over 81. Junior Katie Ford is tied for 38th after carding a 10-over 82, followed by senior Cobair Collinsworth in t-48th (84, +12) and sophomore Ashley Fernandez in t-65th (87, +15).
Dixie State looks to climb up the leaderboard in Tuesday’s final round, which begins at 8 a.m. PT.
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.dixiestateathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.