PALM DESERT, Calif. — Dixie State’s women’s golf team closed its two-tournament spring break road swing with a third-place finish at the 2019 Augustana Spring Fling on Friday at the Classic Club.
The Trailblazers (316-320), who entered Friday two shots out of the overall team lead, carded a 32-over par 320 on their second 18-hole loop to finish with a two-round total of plus-60 636. First round leader Point Loma (314-313) maintained its lead after it posted a 25-over 313 to finish at plus-51 627, while Northeastern State (323-311-634; +58) carded the low team round of the day with a 23-over 311 to leapfrog DSU and claim runner-up honors.
Four Trailblazers finished in the top-20 on the player leaderboard, led by junior Ashley Fernandez (80-77), who recorded her first collegiate top-five finish after she carded a career-low tying 5-over 77 to finish t-fifth at plus-13 157.
Senior Katie Ford (77-83) collected her second top-15 showing of the season by placing t-11th overall at plus-16 160, while sophomores Kaitlynn Deeble (82-80-162; +18) and Cailyn Cardall (77-86-163; +19) followed in t-16th and t-19th, respectively, and freshman Madison Moss (88-80-166; +24) moved up 15 spots on the leaderboard to finish tied for 37th.
Dixie State will close the 2018-19 regular season at the Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate April 5-6, at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, 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.