DSU Athletics
DSU Athletics

GOODYEAR, Arizona — Dixie State’s women’s golf team finds itself in the middle of the pack after the opening round of play at the 2019 Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate played Friday at the Palm Valley Golf Club.

The Trailblazers carded a 27-over-par 315 on their opening loop, 23 shots off the pace set by clubhouse leader Colorado State-Pueblo (292, plus-4), while West Texas A&M and Academy of Art are tied for second at plus-8 296.

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Senior Katie Ford was the top Trailblazer player on the first day as she penciled in one birdie and 13 pars on her way to a 3-over-par 75 to stand tied with seven others in 23rd place, while freshman Madison Moss rolled in three birdies as part of a 5-over-par 77 to finish the day tied for 40th.

Sophomore Kaitlynn Deeble also had three birdies on her card as she is in a group of nine players tied for 57th at plus-7 79, followed by freshman Tayllore Ward in t-97th at plus-12 84, and junior Ashley Fernandez in t-106th at plus-15 87.

Dixie State will seek to charge up the leaderboard in Saturday’s final round, which begins at 8:30 a.m. MDT.