Golf

Gailey earns top 10 at Fresno State Classic

26 Th11 2021 | 02:30

FRESNO, Calif. – The Nevada women’s golf team earned a ninth place finish at the Fresno State Classic, its final regular season event of the 2021 season.

The Wolf Pack, which had its score changed in the first round due to a technical issue, carded a 6-over team score of 294 in Tuesday’s final round. Nevada’s final round score was tied for fourth-best on the final day. The Pack finished the event at 35-over par to claim ninth. No. 26 Stanford ran away with the team title and set a Fresno State Classic record at 18-under par. The Cardinal finished 29 strokes better than runner-up Fresno State and was the only team to finish under par.

Nevada was led by junior Victoria Gailey, who finished in ninth place and earned her third consecutive top 15 finish. Gailey improved her scores each round and fired a 1-under par 71 on Tuesday to jump into the top 10. She was on fire on the back nine as she collected four birdies and five pars during that stretch. Gailey finished the event at even par.

Kayla Nocum was the next highest finishing Wolf Pack player as she tied for 27th place in the 84-player field. Nocum was one shot off from tying her career-low round with a 1-over 73 today to finish the event at 7-over par. Anitra Khoth tied for 58th after back-to-back rounds of 75, and Maddy Zunino tied for 66th at 22-over par. Kathleen Keomahavong, who was entered as an individual this week, finished in 82nd. Leah John placed in 84th after having her first round score from yesterday discounted. She was still able to compete in the final round however, posting a round of 75.

Stanford’s Rachel Heck, the 34th-ranked player in the country, also set a Fresno State Classic individual record as she won the title at 16-under par. Heck bested runner-up finisher Brianna Navarrosa of USC by six shots.

Nevada will compete for the program’s first Mountain West title at the upcoming Mountain West Championship next week, April 20-21, at Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif.