CHANDLER, Ariz. — The Weber State women’s golf team finished up the 2012 Big Sky Conference championships in sixth place on Tuesday after a final-round 306 at Ocotillo Golf Resort.
“We had a solid round today, but we weren’t able to go low enough to make any moves,” said WSU coach Jeff Smith. “The teams ahead of us played well today, so it would have really taken a great number by us to move up.”
Kelsey Chugg led the Wildcats on the day, shooting a two-over-par 74. She finished at 4-over-par 220 to tie for ninth place overall.
Northern Colorado shot a final-day low 291 to overtake tournament-favorite Sacramento State for the championship.
The Bears finished at 880, edging the Hornets by two shots. Northern Arizona finished third at 896, while Montana came in fourth at 903. Portland State finished fifth at 907, seven shots ahead of Weber State (914).
Carleigh Silvers of Northern Colorado shot a blistering 31 on the inward nine to close out the individual medalist honors with a 3-under-par 213.
WSU’s Alli Cluff got off to a poor start, but corrected course to par the final eight holes for a final-round 77. She dropped four spots, finishing in a tie for 21st at 230.
Amanda Snyder and Jordan Ulibarri each wrapped up the tournament tied for 23rd at 232. Sara Federico finished the week in 40th at 251. Montana’s Tara Green, a Weber High product, shot 233.
• WILDCATS HOST UTES TODAY: The Weber State softball team will wrap up the home portion of its 2012 schedule this afternoon when the Wildcats host Utah.
First pitch between the Wildcats and Utes is set for 3 p.m. at Wildcat Softball Field, with a second game to follow.
Weber State brings a 21-26 overall mark into the non-conference match-up, and is coming off a 2-2 Pacific Coast Softball Conference series split with Utah Valley.
The Wildcats are currently in second place in the Pacific Coast (10-6), and trail league-leader Portland State by one game heading into a season-ending showdown this coming weekend in Portland, Ore.
Utah, which brings a 23-21 overall record into the doubleheader, has dropped 13 straight games, dating back to a five-inning 10-2 victory over Idaho State.
All 13 games, however, have been to teams ranked in the top 19 in the nation, including three to No. 1 California in Pacific 12 play.
The Utes are 23-6 in non-conference action, and are 3-1 vs. PCSC schools.
Senior third baseman/designated player Lyndsey Minnich continues to lead the Wildcats’ offense, batting .433 at the plate with 58 hits, 49 RBIs and 46 runs scored.