Region 9 girls golf: Crimson Cliffs edges Cedar by 1 stroke to begin season

ST. GEORGE — Region 9’s high school girls golf season teed off on Thursday with a nine-hole round at Dixie Red Hills Golf Course.

Region 9 golfers Kate Walker and Lucy Dixon compete at Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, St. George, Utah, March 7, 2024 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

Led by sophomore Kate Walker’s 1-over score of 36, the Crimson Cliffs Mustangs posted a team score of 179, edging runner-up Cedar by a single stroke. RaeLee Johnson led the Reds with a 37, the second-best score of the day. 

The match was played in blustery conditions, with darkening clouds mixed with brisk, chilly winds.

The Pine View Panthers, last year’s 4A state champions, placed third overall and posted a team score of 187 on Thursday. Senior Alyssa Butterfus’s 41 paced the Panthers, with teammate Matti Wieland adding a 43.

Although that first match was nine holes only, the season’s remaining contests are all scheduled for a full 18 holes. Following is the weekly Region 9 schedule, with the usual starting tee time between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The seven Region 9 teams will take turns hosting a weekly match:

Region 9 weekly girls golf schedule

  1. March 14, Sunbrook Golf Club, St. George.
  2. March 21, Southgate Golf Club, St. George.
  3. March 28, Sky Mountain Golf Course, Hurricane.
  4. April 11, SunRiver Golf Club, St. George.
  5. April 17, Green Spring Golf Course, Washington City.
  6. April 24, Cedar Ridge Golf Course, Cedar City.
  7. April 30, Sand Hollow Resort, Hurricane.

Dixie Red Hills, March 7

Team results (9 holes)

  1. Crimson Cliffs, 179.
  2. Cedar, 180.
  3. Pine View, 187.
  4. Dixie, 193.
  5. Hurricane, 211.
  6. Snow Canyon, 233.
  7. Desert Hills, 236.
A Region 9 golfer competes at Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, St. George, Utah, March 7, 2024 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

Individual top 10 scores

  1. Kate Walker, Crimson Cliffs, 36.
  2. RaeLee Johnson, Cedar, 37.
  3. Alyssa Butterfus, Pine View, 41.
  4. Matti Wieland, Pine View, 43.
  5. (tie) Stacie Phelps, Dixie, 45.
  6. (tie) Brynlee Bandley, Crimson Cliffs, 45.
  7. Avery Butterfield, Dixie, 46.
  8. (tie) Lucy Dixon, Desert Hills, 47.
  9. (tie) Melea Andrew, Pine View, 47.
  10. (tie) Breelle Evans, Cedar, 47.

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