April 20, 2012
By Ryan A. Johnson
Athletic Media Relations
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. – The Colorado State women’s golf team is tied for third after Round 1 of the Mountain West Championship on Friday. The Gold Course at Wigwam Resort proved to be a challenge for all players.
“The greens today played extremely tough for the entire field,” said Head Coach Angie Collier. “They didn’t hold very well and the pin positions played tough.”
Despite the tough conditions, CSU’s Christina Spinzig is tied for first after posting an even-par 72. Spinzig is tied with Christine Wong of San Diego State and Manon De Roey of New Mexico.
Collier is encouraged by Spinzig’s play.
“Christina was steady and played very smart golf,” said Collier. “We are so excited for her. She hit only six fairways but managed 11 greens.”
Brianna Espinoza is also in good position tied for fifth with a 3-over 75. Cecilie Krefting shot an 81 (+9). Betsy Kelly posted an 82 (+10) and Sarah Roering carded an 89 (+17).
Last year’s champion TCU leads the team competition with a 304 (+16) followed by San Diego State (307), Colorado State (310) and New Mexico (310).
Overall, Collier is comfortable with her team’s performance and looks forward to the rest of the competition.
“Our team score certainly could have been better but we are still in contention and there is alot of golf left,” noted Collier.
The Rams hit the course for Round 2 Saturday morning at 8 a.m. MST.