UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | July 20, 2024

Golf teams successful at end of tournament

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The Dixie State golf teams finished the season with success at the end of a three-day tournament April 22. 

The men’s team came in first place, while the women’s team came in second overall.

Senior Haley Dunn birdied a one-hole playoff to win the individual Pacific West Women’s Golf Championship. Dunn will represent the Red Storm at the NCAA West Regionals with Dixie State looking to earn an at-large bid to the tournament. 

“We couldn’t of asked for a more dramatic final round for Haley with the individual title,” head coach Rachel Harmon said. “She forced a playoff on her last hole and then dominated the sudden death hole to claim her second PacWest Conference Championship title.”

The Red Storm women’s team put together a combined 934, edging Academy of Art’s 935 for second place.

The men’s golf team ended this season in first place after a close final round with Dominican University. This is the first time Dixie men’s golf has won the Pacific West Conference Men’s Golf Championship.

DSU went back and forth with Dominican all day at the Sunbrook Golf Course, and the Red Storm came into the 18th hole tied, despite some confusion on the scorecards.

“It was crazy coming down to the last couple holes,” said Cody Wass, a senior integrated studies major from West Haven. “There was an issue with the online scoring that showed Dominican being ahead of us by one shot, so we thought Kenny pared the last hole to get us tied and going into a playoff.”

Head coach Brad Sutterfield said he is very proud of his team. Dixie State totaled 878 for its three rounds.

Junior Kenny You finished with a 75 in the final round, his highest total of the tournament but ended up finishing tied for second.

Wass finished with the team’s best score of the final round in a 73 to tie for 14th overall.

Being a senior, Wass said winning this title made everything a little more exciting. 

Freshman Donny Hopoi took fifth overall with a final-round of 75, while freshman Dane Nelson tied for 11th with a 77. Junior Connor Van Guilder recorded a 79 to tie for 23rd in the tournament.

“Last year we took second place, so we wanted this one bad,” Wass said. “I’m just really proud of my team and glad we could pull it off. It was the first men’s golf conference title in history too, so it was good representing the school like that as well.”

DSU will play in the NCAA West Regionals coming up in May.