By CARLON SCOTT
The BYU women’s golf team finished ninth at the Dixie Classic at St. George. The team shot a collective 632 for 36 holes.
Texas Tech University came in first with a score of 606, while Texas A&M shot 607 to nab second place. Oklahoma State University came in third with a 611.
The top golfer for the Cougars was junior Catalina Navarro, who finished in a tie for ninth individually with a tournament score of 150. Navarro shot an 81 on the first 18 holes, then shot a 69 on the second 18. Navarro’s 69 was the best round of the entire tournament field.
Sophomore Fredrika Schlasberg had the second lowest Cougar score for the tournament with a 156. Schlasberg came in 28th with scores from her two rounds of 75 and 81.
Junior Jamie Stevenson placed 40th with a tournament score of 159 and rounds of 79 and 80. Senior Susanne Gillemo tied with her teammates, junior Merilyn Gibbs and freshman Summer Fenstermaker. All three golfers shot a 167.
Other scores from BYU golfers included freshman Nicole Parry coming in at 172, freshman Sunny Pendleton shooting a 181 and sophomore Jaslyn Togo finishing with a 188.
Angela Stanford of Texas Christian University tied with Texas Tech’s Jamie Vannoy at 147 for first place in the tournament.
The tournament was shortened from its originally scheduled 54 holes to 36 holes by inclement weather on Tuesday.
The team will focus on the Western Athletic Conference Championships scheduled for April 22-24 in Monterrey, Calif.