April 18, 2008
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Colorado State women's golf team is in fifth place after Day 2 of the Mountain West Conference Championships at the University of New Mexico Championship course. The Rams have a team total of 638 after two rounds, 54-over-par.
Sophomore Natalie Stone is tied for 11th place at 9-over-par, finishing the second round with a birdie. Sophomore Kasey Claussen maintained her standing of 18th from Day 1, and has a two-round total of 158, 7-over-par. Head Coach Angie Hopkins said improved weather and golf course condition made for much better playing during Day 2 of the tournament.
"The golf course is in great condition, and played extremely tough today," said Hopkins. "The pin placements were in some pretty interesting spots and definitely made an impact on our overall performance."
Freshman Cecilia Edlund advanced six places to 27th place, with rounds of 85 and 78. Junior Stefanie Ferguson (+18) is tied for 28th place, and freshman Kayley Kempton (+19) is in 31st place.
"The young team stepped it up today. Their attitudes are positive and we are looking forward to another good day tomorrow," said Hopkins.
Leading individually is News Mexico's Britney Choy with a 36-hole total of 145, 1-under-par. Thursday's leader Jodi Ewart, and Morgan Grantham of New Mexico and Natalie Jimenez of BYU sit in a tie for second at two strokes behind Choy.
The third and final round of the Mountain West Conference Championships will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Live scoring will be provided by the Mountain West Conference, and will be available at golfstat.com. Up-to-date team and individuals scoreboards will be available on the conference Web site at TheMWC.com.
5 Colorado State 324-314--638
T11 Natalie Stone 76-79--155
18 Kasey Claussen 80-78--158
27 Cecilia Edlund 85-78--163
T28 Stefanie Ferguson 83-81--164
31 Kayley Kempton 86-79--165