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Despite Evans' strong performance, golf team struggles

The men's golf team finished 17th out of 24 teams, while the women's golf team placed 18th out of 23 teams at the Cowboy and Cowgirl invitationals in Chandler, Ariz. on Monday and Tuesday.

Despite a strong outing by sophomore Jeff Evans, the men's team finished 17th with a final score of 886 - 46 strokes over par and 45 strokes behind the tournament's winner - California State Northridge.

The T-Birds finished ahead of California-Riverside, Air Force, Western Kentucky, the University of Utah, Seattle University and Weber State.

Evans shot a two-over par 212 to finish seventh individually at the Cowboy Invitational.
Evans' shot a 69 in the second round and 66 in the third round to move past the field and it seventh position tied with four different golfers. 130 different golfers were in the field.

Sophomore Doug Fowles and junior Brad Millard both finished 72nd for SUU.
Fowles fired 73, while Millard shot 74 in the third and final round to shoot 14-over par 224 during the two day affair.

Sophomore John Lindsay finished 97th overall with a final score of 229.

Sophomore Jordan Orth rounded out the T-Bird golfers with a 24-over par score of 234.' ' ' ' '
Northridge finished with a one-over par 841 and nine strokes ahead of the entire rest of the field.

San Diego, Western Carolina,' Oklahoma and Colorado rounded out the top five.
San Diego's junior golfer Gunner Wiebe fired seven-under par 203 to win the individual crown by two strokes.

Only three golfers finished with scores under par.

During the same time, the women's golf team also finished near the bottom of the pack during the two days.

SUU finished in a tie for 18th out of 23 teams.

The T-Birds placed in a tie with Seattle - 86 strokes behind tournament winner Texas-El Paso.

SUU shot a 105-over par total score of 969.

The T-Birds struggled without sophomore Sadie Palmer, who withdrew from the event because of illness.

Sophomore Mikayla Williamson's 24-over par 240 lead SUU during the tournament.
Freshman Jamie Coking finished 72nd with a final score of 242.

Sophomore Kacy Buckner and junior Morgan Kerber placed 98th and 107th the event respectively.'

The women's golf team are next scheduled to compete against Utah Valley in a head-to-head meet.

The two-day event is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, but no time or location has been announced.

The men's team is next scheduled to compete at The Summit League Championships.
The conference championships' are scheduled for April 26 and 27 in St. George.
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