Feb. 17, 2014
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The Colorado State women's golf team opened its spring season at the 2014 Jim West Challenge on Monday, finishing the day of action in 12th place in the 15-team field.
On the par 71, 6,178-yard Bandit Golf Club in New Braunfels, Texas, the Rams closed the day with a two-round total of 644, just five strokes off a top-10 finish.
"We got off to a rough start today," Head Coach Annie Young said. "We hit a lot of quality shots today but just lacked consistency throughout the day. We are hoping to build on the good things from today and have better results tomorrow."
After 36 holes, senior Betsy Kelly leads the Rams carding a 158 (+16). After a slow start in the morning, Kelly registered CSU's lowest round of the day, a four-over 75 in the second round, and the sixth-best single-round score of the tournament.
"Betsy played well this afternoon," Young said. "It was good to see her bounce back after a difficult start. Hopefully she can take the momentum she built in the second round into the final day."
Playing just about four hours from her hometown of Irving, Texas, freshman Elisabeth Rau paced the Rams during the first 18 holes, shooting a 6-over in her second collegiate tournament.
Rau began the morning strong, recording pars in seven of the first eight holes and carding two birdies on the front nine. In the first round, she shot a career-best 77 and finished the day shooting a 160 (+18).
Rau registered her first collegiate eagle, as she scored a three on No. 18, a par five that was playing down wind during the second round. She was one of six golfers to card an eagle on No. 18.
Gonzaga, which entered the tournament ranked No. 60 in the country according to Golfstat.com, leads the field by a wide margin, carding a two-round team score of 591 (+23), nine strokes ahead of second-place Texas State at 600 and 23 strokes ahead of third-place Arkansas-Little Rock (+46). Cal State Fullerton (+47) and BYU (+48) round out the top 5.
Play resumes Tuesday morning with tee times beginning at 7 a.m. MT. Live scoring for tomorrow's final round is available at www.birdiefire.com.
COLORADO STATE SCORES
12 Colorado State (+76) 323-321 -- 644
T31 Betsy Kelly (+16) 83-75 -- 158
T43 Elisabeth Rau (+18) 77-83 -- 160
T50 Christina Spinzig (+20) 82-80 -- 162
T60 Emily Roering (+23) 81-84 -- 165
T66 Jessa LaBarbera (+25) 84-83 -- 167
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Recap: Rams close regular season with 9th-place...
In CSU's final tournament of the regular season, freshman Katrina Prendergast carded her fifth...
Recap: CSU opens Red Raider Invitational in 7th...
Colorado State had a solid start to its final tournament of the regular season on Friday, posting...
Tournament Notes: Rams close regular season in ...
The Colorado State women’s golf team will close the regular season this weekend in Lubbock,...
Prendergast named Mountain West Women's...
Colorado State golfer Katrina Prendergast is this week’s Mountain West Women’s Golfer...
Recap: Prendergast posts 1st-ever top-5 finish
Colorado State freshman golfer Katrina Prendergast carded her highest-ever finish on Saturday,...
Recap: Rams keep pace with nation's best...
The Colorado State women's golf team is tied for seventh through two rounds of the MountainView...
Preview: CSU set to face strong field in Arizona
The Colorado State women’s golf team tees off Friday in Tucson, Ariz., for the MountainView...
Recap: CSU improves on Day 2 of Bay Area...
Colorado State improved its score by 11 strokes on Tuesday, during the second round of the Bay...