Region 9 girls golf: Cedar High School wins 1st region title

HURRICANE — Cedar High School won its first-ever region title in girls golf on Tuesday as the Region 9 regular season wrapped up at Sand Hollow Resort.

Cedar High players and coaches celebrate with Region 9 championship trophy, Hurricane, Utah, April 30, 2024 | Photo courtesy of Laycee Johnson, St. George News / Cedar City News

Crimson Cliffs, led by Kate Walker’s 71, snapped Cedar’s four-week winning streak but the Reds still captured the overall championship. Over the course of the season, Cedar averaged 347 strokes to Crimson’s 371.6. See listings below for final scores and standings.

“What an exciting season,” said Cedar head coach Laycee Johnson. “The girls made school history with Cedar High’s first region girls golf win. We are so proud that five of our players were in the region’s top 12.”

One of the top highlights of the day was Desert Hills senior Lucy Dixon’s hole-in-one on the Sand Hollow Links course’s 108-yard, par 3 fourth hole (her 13th hole of the day, as the golfers played through the nine-hole course twice).

Dixon used a pitching wedge to land the ball onto the green, where it bounced straight into the cup, prompting an excited reaction by her father, Devin Dixon of The Fan Sports Network.

“Proud dad moment for sure,” he said of his daughter’s first-ever ace, which he also happened to capture on video:

At the clubhouse afterward, the top 12 individual medalists were honored, and Cedar was awarded the Region 9 title trophy.

“A big thank you to all the coaches and players for a great season,” said Cedar coach Johnson, who also expressed her appreciation to Pine View coach Matt Wieland for maintaining scores and statistics throughout the season.

Crimson Cliffs coach Jared Huddleston and sophomore Kate Walker with her winning scorecard at Sand Hollow, Hurricane, Utah, April 30, 2024 | Photo courtesy of Jason Walker, St. George News / Cedar City News

Next up for the golfers will be the 4A state tournament, which is scheduled for May 8-9 at TalonsCove Golf Club in Saratoga Springs.

Region 9 girls golf, Sand Hollow, April 30

Team scores

  1. Crimson Cliffs, 336.
  2. Cedar, 350.
  3. Dixie, 358.
  4. Pine View, 373.
  5. Hurricane, 413.
  6. Snow Canyon, 421.
  7. Desert Hills, 443.

Top 10 individual scores

  1. Kate Walker, Crimson Cliffs, 71.
  2. Alyssa Butterfus, Pine View, 73.
  3. Lexi Leavitt, Crimson Cliffs, 81.
  4. Brynlee Bandley, Crimson Cliffs, 83.
  5. (tie) Lucy Dixon, Desert Hills, 85.
  6. (tie) Taylyn Wilson, Cedar, 85.
  7. (tie) Avery Sutterfield, Dixie, 86.
  8. (tie) Denym Bohn, Cedar, 86.
  9. Stacie Phelps, Dixie, 87.
  10. Brynn Staples, Dixie, 88.

Season results 

Overall region team standings (team points, average strokes)

  1. Cedar, 46, 347.0.
  2. Crimson Cliffs, 40.5, 371.6.
  3. Pine View, 34.5, 375.9.
  4. Dixie, 33, 380.1.
  5. Hurricane, 18, 428.1.
  6. Snow Canyon, 15, 430.7.
  7. Desert Hills, 9, 447.1.

Top 12 season medalists (total points, average strokes per 18 holes)

  1. Alyssa Butterfus, Pine View, 60 points, 76.2 average.
  2. Kate Walker, Crimson Cliffs, 58 points, 71.6 average.
  3. Brynlee Bandley, Crimson Cliffs, 42 points, 82.3 average.
  4. RaeLee Johnson, Cedar, 39.5 points, 84.0 average.
  5. Lucy Dixon, Crimson Cliffs, 33.5 points, 86.3 average
  6. Taylyn Wilson, Cedar, 33.5 points, 87.0 average
  7. Lexi Leavitt, Crimson Cliffs, 26 points, 83.2 average.
  8. Breelle Evans, Cedar, 24.5 points, 87.8 average.
  9. Stacie Phelps, Dixie, 24 points, 87.5 average.
  10. Matti Wieland, Pine View, 19 points, 88.5 average.
  11. Denym Bohn, Cedar, 15.5 points, 91.3 average.
  12. Rachel Blodgett, Cedar, 4 points, 93.2 average.

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