March 17, 2014
ST. GEORGE, Utah – The Colorado State women’s golf team did not put together its best collective effort of the season after the first 36 holes at the BYU at Entrada Classic, but the Rams still find themselves in the hunt for a Top-5 finish.
As a team, the Rams opened play at Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George, Utah, carding a 315 and followed it up with a second round score of 329. In the 16-team field, CSU sits in eighth place, just nine strokes behind fifth-place Texas State (+59).
"It was a very difficult second round," Head Coach Annie Young said. "It was one of those days when a par was like a birdie. We are looking forward to the challenge tomorrow."
In the second round, the wind picked up and was gusting above 35 miles per hour. BYU posted the lowest score of the second round, a 26-over 315. 12 of the 16 teams posted scores higher than 325.
Senior Emily Roering, the team’s leader in stroke average, was the Rams’ most consistent golfer throughout Monday. Roering carded a 79 in the first round and 78 in the second. The native of Glenwood, Minn., climbed 22 spots in the second round and will enter the final 18 holes on Tuesday in a tie for ninth place (+13).
Roering is looking for her first Top-10 finish since October of 2010.
Junior Jessa LaBarbera, who is playing in CSU’s No. 1 spot for the first time in her career, is four shots off Roering’s pace in a tie for 36th. LaBarbera opened the BYU at Entrada Classic with a four-over 76 and was in a tie for 15th place, but slipped in the second round after an 86.
Senior Christina Spinzig shot a two-round total of 164 to put her in a tie for 42nd. Senior Sarah Roering, who is competing for the first time since the Rams’ October tournament in Hawai’i, is one stroke behind Spinzig at 21-over.
Freshman Elisabeth Rau rounded out the CSU lineup with a 169 (+25).
Wisconsin, ranked 43rd nationally, sits atop the team leaderboard after carding a 619 (+43). Just three strokes behind the Badgers is tournament host BYU. The Cougars recorded a 36-hole total of 622 (+46).
Wisconsin’s Alexis Nelson currently leads the tournament after shooting a one-over 145, five strokes ahead of BYU’s Lea Garner and Minnesota’s Anna Laorr (+150).
The Rams, who lead their lone Mountain West opponent Wyoming by seven strokes, will close out the BYU at Entrada Classic on Tuesday morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. MT.
Live scoring is available throughout the final round on www.GolfStatResults.com.
8 Colorado State 315-329--644
T9 Emily Roering 79-78--157
T36 Jessa LaBarbera 76-86--162
T42 Christina Spinzig 84-80--164
T48 Sarah Roering 80-85--165
T62 Elisabeth Rau 80-89--169
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