March 29, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Colorado State women’s golf team finished the Mountain View Collegiate Invitational in 10th place after carding a 54-hole total of 896 (+32).
The Rams were in 10th place entering the final round but could not make up ground on the competition during the final round on Saturday morning. Over the final 18 holes, CSU shot a single-round best 295 (+7).
CSU’s 896 was its lowest at the MountainView Golf Club since winning the event in 2010 after shooting a 890.
CSU has now rattled off six Top-10 finishes in Head Coach Annie Young’s first season in Fort Collins.
“It was a good finishing round to the week,” Young said. “I’m hoping we can take the momentum into the next event.”
The Rams were led by redshirt sophomore Mikayla Tatman, who hadn’t played in a tournament since last September. She recorded her first Top-20 finish of her career after shooting a 221. Her 54-hole total of five-over placed her in a tie for 19th. She also finished the tournament with the fourth-most birdies among the 84 participants with nine.
Tatman’s 221 was the lowest tournament total of her career, with her previous best coming last year in this same tournament. In the 2013 Mountain View Collegiate Invitational, the native of Longmont, Colo., shot a 229.
“She played really well this week,” Young said. “It’s exciting to see her playing like this. She has come a long way this semester.”
Just two strokes behind Tatman was senior Christina Spinzig. Spinzig shot a 74 on Saturday to finish the tournament at 223 and a tie for 25th. Classmate Emily Roering finished one shot behind Spinzig in a tie for 30th (224).
Junior Jessa LaBarbera saved her best for last this week, shooting a two-over 74 to move up four spots on the individual leaderboard during the final round. LaBarbera’s three-round score of 228 placed her in a tie for 48th. Freshman Elisabeth Rau rounded out the Rams’ lineup at 232 (+16).
Senior Sarah Roering, who was competing as an individual, carded a 54-hole total of 237.
Nebraska had a one-stroke lead after a first-round score of 291 and never relinquished the lead. The Cornhuskers finished the tournament with a score of 874 (+10) and had to fight off Kent State on the final day, which finished one-stroke off Nebraska’s pace at 875 (+11).
Individually, Gonzaga’s Alice Kim took home the honors, shooting a six-under 210. The Mountain View Collegiate Invitational only featured three golfers under par, Kim and Nebraska’s Katelyn Wright (-3) and Cassie Deeg (-3).
The Rams return to the course next on April 4 for the M&F Bank Rebel Intercollegiate in Oxford, Miss. This will be the first time CSU has participated in the event.
10 Colorado State 297-304-295--896 (+32)
T19 Mikayla Tatman 73-76-72--221 (+5)
T25 Christina Spinzig 73-76-74--223 (+7)
T29 Emily Roering 76-73-75--224 (+8)
T48 Jessa LaBarbera 75-79-74--228 (+12)
T64 Elisabeth Rau 77-79-76--232 (+16)
T71 Sarah Roering 80-79-78--237 (+21)*
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