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Women’s Golf Set For Week In St. George, Will Host Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational

March 11, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - The Southern Utah women’s golf team is preparing for a week in St. George, as they will compete in the BYU at Entrada Classic on Monday and Tuesday before hosing the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational on Thursday and Friday.

Last Time Out

The women’s golf team is coming off a sixth place finish at the Red Rocks Invitational.

Freshman Poy Prasurtwong was the top player on the leaderboard for the T-Birds, shooting a 73 on Sunday to bring her three-day total to a five-over 221 (75, 73, 73). She finished in a tie for eighth place overall.  

Fellow freshman Kyla Smith was second for the Thunderbirds at the event, closing out with a 73 to shoot a combined six-over 222 (75, 74, 73). She was in a tie for 11th on the leaderboard.

Senior Taylor Viquelia shot a 77 on Sunday to land in a tie for 20th in the field. She shot a 10-over 226 through the three rounds of competition.

BYU at Entrada Classic

The BYU at Entrada Classic will be played at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George.

The group of 12 teams, that includes in-state opponents BYU and UVU, will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday to total three rounds. The course will play Par-72.

Play on Monday will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational

The Thunderbirds will host their annual Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational at Sunbrook Golf Club on March 16th and 17th. This will be the Thunderbirds’ fourth competition as a team in the spring.  

The event will be a two-day, two-round event with a shotgun start scheduled for 12 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday.

Last year at the same event and on the same course the Thunderbirds finished second as a team. Taylor Viquelia was SUU’s top finisher last season, as she finished in a tie for fourth place at the event. This event gives SUU a chance to compete on a course they are very familiar with against a group of very strong competition.

Participating Teams: Eastern Washington, Idaho State, Gonzaga, Montana State, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Southern Utah, Utah Valley, Weber State, Wyoming, Yale

2016-17 Women’s Golfer of the Week

9/14/16 - Poy Prasurtwong

9/28/16 - Poy Prasurtwong

10/05/16 - Poy Prasurtwong

2/15/17 - Taylor Viquelia  

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