ST. GEORGE — The Crimson Cliffs Mustangs won the first 18-hole match of the Region 9 high school girls golf season on Thursday at Sunbrook Golf Club.

Dixie’s Stacie Phelps tees off during a Region 9 match at Sunbrook Golf Club, St. George, Utah, March 14, 2024 | Photo courtesy of Jason Walker, St. George News

The Mustangs had three of the top four scores of the day, led by Kate Walker’s 75. Teammates Brynlee Bandley and Lexi Leavitt shot 81 and 84, respectively.

Pine View senior Alyssa Butterfus posted the top individual score, shooting a 1-under-par 71. She finished with four birdies on her card.

“This is what we were expecting to see from Alyssa this season,” coach Matt Wieland said of Butterfus, who has signed a letter of intent to play golf for North Idaho College in Couer d’Alene, Idaho.

“She’s been working hard all year,” Wieland added. “Her game is better than ever and she’s getting better every single week.”

Butterfus added that she was grateful to be able to start the season with a win.

“Lots of hard work paid off today,” she said. “My putter was on fire. I feel blessed that God answered some prayers today.”

Although temperatures were around the low 60s at the beginning of the round, they had dropped into the 40s, accompanied by chilly winds, by the time the players were finished.

See listings below for team results and top 10 individual scores.

Next week’s match is scheduled for March 21 at Southgate Golf Club in St. George.

Sunbrook Golf Club, March 14

Pine View senior Alyssa Butterfus and coach Matt Wieland both smile after she signed to play golf for North Idaho College, St. George Utah, Nov. 1, 2023 | Photo courtesy of Pine View High Athletics, St. George News

Team results

Crimson Cliffs, 355.
Cedar, 379.
Pine View, 398.
Dixie, 425.
Hurricane, 458.
Snow Canyon, 475.
Desert Hills, 502.

Individual top 10 scores

Alyssa Butterfus, Pine View, 71.
Kate Walker, Crimson Cliffs, 75.
Brynlee Bandley, Crimson Cliffs, 81.
Lexi Leavitt, Crimson Cliffs, 84.
RaeLee Johnson, Cedar, 89.
Breelle Evans, Cedar, 91.
Matti Wieland, Pine View, 94.
(tie) Taylyn Wilson, Cedar, 96.
(tie) Lucy Dixon, Desert Hills, 46.
Stacie Phelps, Dixie, 99.

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