Oct. 1, 2012
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Colorado State women’s golf team returned to the links Monday, playing 36 holes to open the Johnie Imes Invitational hosted by the University of Missouri at par-72 Club at Old Hawthorne.
The Rams, led by junior Emily Roering, finished Day 1 in 15th place, three strokes off the pace of the UMKC, Oklahoma City and Missouri State programs that are tied for 12th entering Tuesday’s final round.
Roering, playing in the Rams’ No. 1 position, opened the tournament with a 76 (+4) to sit in a tie for 26th through Round 1. She jumped nine spots into a tie for 17th after shaving two strokes for a Round 2 score of 74 (+2) and is in position for her second top-20 finish of the young season, after carding five birdies on Day 1.
Junior Betsy Kelly carded back-to-back rounds of 78 (+6) to sit in a tie for 53rd, while redshirt freshman Mikayla Tatman is just two strokes off Kelly’s pace in a tie for 60th. Tatman carded rounds of 78 (+6) and 80 (+8).
Junior Christina Spinzig rounded out the scoring for the Rams’ on Day 1, opening with an 83 (+11) before bouncing back with a 79 (+7) in her second round in a tie for 71st. Sophomore Jessa LaBarbera carded a two-round score of 176 (+32) and is 98th entering Tuesday’s final round.
The Rams will be paired with Oklahoma City and Missouri State during tomorrow’s final round of action, which is slated to begin at 8 a.m. CT.
Live scoring for the Johnie Imes Invitational is available at www.GolfStat.com.
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