UVU Women Finish Second after Sudden-Death Playoff

Jordyn Dougal

Final Results Get Acrobat Reader BOZEMAN, Mont. -- The Utah Valley University women's golf team lost a sudden-death playoff with the University of Montana Tuesday to finish second at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Montana State University.

The top four players from each team played a par 5 and Montana finished 1-under-par while UVU finished at even-par.

The Wolverines were in third place, seven shots back of leader Montana State University heading into the final round. UVU's Lynn-Marie Nagel and Jordyn Dougal shot rounds of 73, while Morgan Workmanshot a 74 to forge a tie with Montana with a team total of 913.

"This finish shows our team's depth and hard work," UVU women's golf coach Sue Nyhussaid.

In two of their last three tournaments, the Wolverines have finished second. UVU closed out they 2012 season with a second-place finish at the Great West Conference Championships.

In their last seven rounds dating back to last year, the Wolverines shot a school-record 298 and then added two rounds of 301. Included in the 298 at the GWC championships, was Nagel's school-record 69.

The Wolverines were in fourth place at the Bobcat Invitational after the first day Sunday, but shot themselves into contention on moving day with all five players shooting in the 70s for the first time in school history.

For the tournament, UVU had three players in the top 7: Nagel (4th, 75-76-73); Dougal (T5th, 80-74-73) and Workman (T7th, 80-75-74). Behind that trio, Cassandra Lesa (76-78-81) finished in a tie for 13th and Brooke Bliss(80-76-84) finished 22nd.

Montana's Olivia Weaver won the tournament with rounds of 74-73-72.

Behind Montana and UVU, Southern Utah (916) was third; Montana State (924) was fourth and North Dakota (980) was fifth.

Playing as individuals, UVU's Hannah Herman (81-75-77) and Heather Mathison(81-79-75) finished tied for 10 and tied 13th, respectively.

Utah Valley is back in action Sept. 17-18 at the Oregon State Invitational.