April 5, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. - The Colorado State women’s golf team finished the M&F Bank Rebel Intercollegiate in a tie for 16th place after carding a 54-hole total of 931 (+67).
Tournament officials expect bad weather to enter the area on Sunday, so all teams played 36 holes on Saturday to conclude the event. The Rams were in 18th place entering Saturday morning but were able to make a short jump up the team leaderboard with a second round score of 309 (+21) and a final round score of 304 (+16).
CSU was led throughout the tournament by senior Christina Spinzig, who shot a three-round total of 229 (+13). Spinzig moved up one spot on the individual leaderboard with her final-round score of two-over 74.
Making the biggest jump up the individual leaderboard was freshman Elisabeth Rau. The native of Irving, Texas, entered the final day of competition in a tie for 74th place but moved up nine spots over the final 36 holes to finish in a tie for 65th. Rau carded a 54-hole total of 230 (+14), just one stroke behind Spinzig.
In the final round, Rau recorded four birdies, the most by any Ram during a single round this weekend.
“She’s a fighter,” Head Coach Annie Young said. “This is the best I’ve seen her hit the ball all year.”
Senior Emily Roering also made a move up the leaderboard, finishing in a tie for 80th after entering the day in 86th place. Roering shot 236 (+20) over the two days.
Junior Jessa LaBarbera and sophomore Mikayla Tatman rounded out the CSU lineup carding 240 (+24) and 241 (+25), respectively.
Georgia Regents University Augusta led the entire tournament and held on to win the team honors after carding a 54-hole total of 871 (+7). GRU Augusta, who recorded the Rebel Intercollegiate’s second-lowest 54-hole total, finished three strokes ahead of Kennesaw State (874) and five strokes ahead of No. 33 Tulane and Texas State (876). No. 43 East Tennessee State rounded out the Top-5 with a 16-over performance (880).
GRU Augusta’s Jessica Haigwood shot a three-under 69 in the final round to take individual honors. Haigwood carded a three-round total of 210 and held off Southern Mississippi’s Brandi Rodriguez by two strokes (212).
The Rams will now have just over two weeks to get ready for the Mountain West Championships, held in Rancho Mirage, Calif., which begin Thursday, April 24.
T16 Colorado State 318-309-304--931 (+67)
T61 Christina Spinzig 78-77-74--229 (+13)
T65 Elisabeth Rau 79-76-75--230 (+14)
T80 Emily Roering 81-76-79--236 (+20)
85 Jessa LaBarbera 80-83-77--240 (+24)
T86 Mikayla Tatman 83-80-78--241 (+25
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