Dixie State’s women’s golf team closed the 2017-18 regular season with an 11th-place finish at the 2018 Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate on Tuesday at the Palm Valley Golf Club.
The Trailblazers (306-304) improved by two shots in round two as they combined for a 16-over 304 to finish the two-day tournament at plus-34 610. Dallas Baptist (282-282—564, -12) led wire-to-wire to claim the team title by six shots over runner-up California Baptist (289-281—570, -6) followed by Tarleton State (289-288—577, +1) in third, West Texas A&M (290-293—583, +6) in fourth and Colorado Mesa (296-300—596, +20) rounding out the top five in the 20-team field.
Freshman Cailyn Cardall (72-74—146, +2) and junior Katie Ford (73-74—147, +3) each posted top-20 finishes as the pair finished in tied for 17th and tied for 19th, respectively, after both players carded 2-over 74s to lead the Trailblazers. Freshman Kaitlynn Deeble (81-77—158, +14) followed in tied for 61st overall, while sophomore Ashley Fernandez (82-79—161, +17) tied for 78th place and junior Amalia Negrette (80-84—164, +20) wound up tied for 87th.
Dixie State will take a 12-day break from tournament play to prepare for its final league appearance at the 2018 Pacific West Conference Women’s Golf Championships, which will be held April 23-25, at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona.
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.