The Nevada women's golf team closed its fall season with its best showing of the season to date, placing second in the 15-team Colonel Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Tuesday.
The Wolf Pack entered the final day of action in first place, but Cal Poly out-scored Nevada by 17 strokes in the final round to take the tournament title by five shots. The Mustangs shot 12-over 876 in the 54-hole tournament. Nevada was second at 17 over followed by Colorado State (+22), Incarnate Word (+23) and Denver (+25).
Nevada finished best among the four Mountain West schools in the field. It was the top placement for the Wolf Pack this season (four tournaments). Nevada shots rounds of 289, 284 and 308, with the final round proving to be the most difficult for the field .Cal Poly (+3 in the final round) was the only school to shoot better than 13 over in the final 18 holes.
Leah John and Anitra Khoth finished tied for third at the tournament at 1 over. John posted a 1-under 71 during the final round to move up eight spots. Khoth completed the final 18 holes at 6-over 78. She was tied for the lead entering the final round at 5 under.
Victoria Gailey finished in the top 10 for the 12th time in her career after tying for sixth at 3 over. Reed High alum Kaitlin Fleiner posted 8-over par 80 during the final round to finish tied for 33rd (+12), and Danni Ujimori finished tied for 67th (+24). Reno High product Abbi Fleiner, playing for Northern Colorado, finished tied for 51st at 18 over.
Nevada held the lowest average score on par threes for the tournament (+14, 3.23) and the second-lowest average score on par fives (-5, 4.92). The Wolf Pack is off for the next four months before returning to action Feb. 13 in The Show at Spanish Trail hosted by UNLV to open the spring campaign.