Big Sky hands out golf honors

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:55 AM

Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Two Weber State golfers and one from Harrisville were named to the All-Big Sky Conference women’s golf team, announce on Monday.

Portland State’s A Ram Choi was named Big Sky golfer of the year, while Northern Arizona’s Savana Bezdicek has been named Freshman of the Year.

Ratings provided by Golfstat were used to determine the all-conference team, as well as individual honorees.

Choi, a sophomore from Surrey, B.C., finished with a Golfstat ranking of 112. Since the Big Sky began using a computer ranking to determine the all-conference team, Choi’s ranking of 112 is the lowest by a Big Sky golfer.

Bezdicek, from Colbert, Wash., finished with a ranking of 254, good enough to earn first team all-conference honors as well.

Weber State senior Kelsey Chugg earned first team honors for the first time. The Phoenix, Ariz., native had a ranking of 155. She won three tournaments, and finished 12th at the Big Sky championship.

The others on the first team included NAU’s Stephanie Kim (147), Northern Colorado’s Carleigh Silvers (209), Southern Utah’s Sadie Palmer (254), NAU’s Savana Bezdicek (254) and Montana State junior Paige Crawford, who won the Big Sky postseason tournament.

Weber State senior Amanda Snyder (422) and Montana sophomore Tara Green (398), who is a Weber High graduate, were baned to the second team, along with NAU junior Kaitlen Parsons, Portland State senior Britney Yada, and Montana senior Olivia Weber.

Men’s golf

• WSU NINTH AT AMERICA SKY TOURNEY: At San Antonio, Utah Valley sits second, Southern Utah is fourth and Weber State is in ninth place after the first day of the 12-team America Sky Conference golf championship Monday at the par 72, 6,936-yard Dominion Country Club.

Houston Baptist, which had three players under par, finished at 6-under par 282. Utah Valley, led by first-round leader Brayden Eriksen, was second at 291, followed by Northern Colorado (294) and SUU (296).

SUU held a two-shot lead over fifth place Binghamton (298). Hartford was sixth at 301, followed by Sacramento State (304), Weber State (308), Cal State Bakersfield (310), UT-Pan American (312), North Dakota (317) and Chicago State (340).

WSU junor Jordan Herzog fired an even-par 72 and is sixth overall after the opening round.

Teammates Matt Wahlen and Colton Dallimore shot 78s, with Jeff Jones at 80 and Michael Johnson at 82.

The tournament continues with the second round today and the final round on Wednesday. The winning team earns an automatic bid into the NCAA Regional Championships May 16-18.

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