The Thunderbirds were 12th after an opening-round 310, then dipped to 16th after the second round before climbing one spot Tuesday. SUU finished at 97-over par 961 and tied with Eastern Washington, 74 shots off the pace of New Mexico State, which led wire-to-wire and was the only team to shoot all three rounds under 300.
Monica Jung (75-78-75) shot 12-over par 228 to lead the Thunderbirds with a 22nd place finish, 13 shots off the pace of a trio of players, Boise State’s Samantha Martin, New Mexico State’s Camille Orton and Santa Clara’s Annie Freeman. First place was awarded to Freeman via a scorecard playoff.
Rynae Baca (76-81-78) finished second among T-Birds in 52nd place at 235, while Nicole Thomas was 96th at 252. Taylor Viquelia opened with a round of 78 and finished with a round of 74 but finished 106th after an inadvertent wrong-ball violation disqualified her from the second round, while Shantell Spackman finished 107th after being disqualified for an infraction on Tuesday. Spackman shot rounds of 81 and 95 on Monday.
SUU and EWU finished 23 shots behind 14th place UTEP and three shots up on 17th place Montana State.