Victoria Gailey places golf ball on course.

Photo courtesy of Nevada Athletics. Victoria Gailey sets herself up for her next shot.

Nevada women’s golf tied for ninth out of 17 teams in the Coeur d’Alene Collegiate tournament in Idaho on Sept. 19-21.

Long Beach State and Nevada tied for ninth place, each with a team total of 40 over par. 

The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course is a mixed tees course with 6051 yards and has a par of 71. 

In the first nine of round one, senior Victoria Gailey had four birdies and three bogeys. Gailey was the only teammate to finish under par in the first nine with a 34 (-1). Senior Dani Ujimori and junior Anitra Khoth both ended with a 36 (+1). Junior Kaitlin Fleiner fell short of her teammates ending with 42 (+7) and junior Leah John with 38 (+3). Although in the last nine, only two players improved in their score. John shot a 38 (+2) and Fleiner shot a 38 (+2). Nevada ended round one with a total of 302 after handicap and tied for seventh.

Round two had a rough start for Nevada, but ended better than round one. Fleiner continued to struggle and shot a 79 (+8). This round was a challenge for Ujimori, who shot 82 (+11). John improved by shooting one point closer to par with a 74 (+5). Both Gailey and Khoth had their best scores of the tournament in the second round, each shot even par. Gailey had three birdies and an eagle on the thirteenth hole. Khoth had one birdie to help her be even on the first nine holes, though she was not able to stay even after the last nine. Khoth ended 41 (+5) for the last nine. Overall, the team did better and ended round two with a total of 301 after handicap and tied for ninth.

Beginning in the third round, Fleiner and Khoth shot a birdie on the first hole. Fleiner continued to get two more birdies and Khoth three more. This helped Khoth finish with an even par for the round. Gailey and John were close behind, both ending with a 72 (+1). Round three was Fleiner’s best round ending with 74 (+3). Ujimori shot a 79 (+8) which added to her total over par to be +25 after all three rounds. This was Nevada’s best round with a score of 289 after handicap and tied for ninth.

Gailey was Nevada’s best player this tournament, shooting a 215.  She tied in fifth for best individual score. 

Nevada came in second out of the 17 teams with the highest number of birdies, 36. They were one behind Oral Roberts who had 37. 

John was the second best player in the tournament when it came to par threes. Her average was 2.93 with a score of -1. Gailey tied for third place out of everyone in the tournament for birdies with a total of 11. 

Nevada ended the tournament with a total of 892 (+40). 

The next women’s golf tournament will be the Molly Collegiate Invitational in Monterey, Calif. on Sept. 27-28. 

Kelsey Middleton can be reached at kelseymiddleton@sagebrush.unr.edu or on Twitter @kelsmiddleunr