Abbie Lei Archibald shot a career best 76 on Saturday, March 14, as Utah Valley women’s golf competed in a two-day duel against Southern Utah.

SUU edged the Wolverines 268-255, as the event used the modified Stableford Scoring System. The teams played at the Bloomington Country Club on Saturday and Coral Canyons Golf Course on Sunday in St. George.

Echo Thatcher finished second overall with 62 points, just one point behind Southern Utah’s Mandi Incorvaia.

In stroke play, Thatcher shot a 77 on the opening day and followed that up with a 78 in the final round.

Archibald finished tied for third with SUU’s Candra Sumedhatip with 58 points, and Ashley MacKay finished fifth with 55 points.
The match, held in conjunction with the Utah WinterChamps tournament, allotted six points for an eagle, four points for a birdie, two points for a par and one point for one over par.

The Wolverines led by 15 points after Saturday’s total, but the T-Birds made up that deficit to win the event. Up next for Utah Valley is the BYU Dixie Classic on April 1-2 in St. George.

The Western Wrestling Conference has announced its All-Academic Team and Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2007-08 season. This year’s academic awards will honor 26 student-athletes from the seven conference schools, including six Utah Valley wrestlers.

Seniors Sam Allen and Nate Kearsley were both named to the All-Academic team while Casen Eldredge, Jeffrey Newby, Flint Ray and Zach Williams were named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

To qualify for the All-Academic team, student-athletes had to secure a minimum 3.20 grade point average, be a starter or key reserve, and be a sophomore or higher in academic standing. This year’s WWC All-Academic squad is comprised of 11 student-athletes.

The Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who have maintained a 3.0 grade point average. This year’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll will honor 15 WWC student-athletes.

The Western Wrestling Conference is composed of seven schools including the Air Force Academy, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming. The conference formed in April 2006.

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