DSU women’s golf finishes 5th in PacWest championship

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The Dixie State University women’s golf team finished strong in the Pacific West Conference Championship tournament in Kahuku, Hawaii.

It was a rough first day for the Trailblazers as the team shot a 66-over on a windy day in Paradise. DSU rebounded to shot 50-over on the second day and close the gap and overtake fifth place to end the tournament.

“The tournament overall was a good experience for us,” said head coach Lindsey Stucki. “Our goal was to finish in the top five and I was proud of the resiliency our girls showed after the rough first day.”

Despite the poor finish on the inception of the tournament, DSU sat just one spot back of fifth place going into the second day.

Redshirt junior Cobair Collinsworth shot 78 on the second day to help lead to DSU to within three shots of fifth place heading into the final rounds of the 2017 season.

Sophomore Katie Ford showed consistency throughout the tournament with an 80 each of the three days.

“Our second day was our best,” Stucki said. “The girls were down and out after the first day, but I was impressed with our play and our attitude toward the finish.”

Down three shots heading into the final day, DSU outshot Dominican University by 15 on the final day to secure a top-five finish.

Ford finished tied for 12th place, Collinsworth tied for 15th and Freshman Ashley Fernandez secured 25th place for the PacWest tournament, among other golfers.