Oct. 5, 2010
By Cydnee Black
Athletic Media Relations
BRADENTON, Fla. - The Colorado State women's golf team gave its all in its final day at the USF Waterlefe Invitational on Tuesday. The Rams finished the tournament in 11th. Individually, CSU junior Brianna Espinoza finished fifth.
While the team didn't fare as well as she'd hoped, Head Coach Angie Hopkins saw the competition as benefitting the Rams in the future.
"Our young team struggled this week," stated Hopkins. "However it was a very valuable learning experience for all of them. I am so proud of Brianna and her top-five finish. She continues to be a very strong role model to our young team"
The Rams ended Round 3 staying in 11th place out of 18 teams in the tournament. They shot a 311 in Round 3, ending with a team total of 942 (+78). Daytona State College held first place, scoring a 289 in Round 3 and finishing with a team total of 884 (+20). Nova Southeastern came in second, ending Round 3 with a team total of 892 (+28), followed by South Florida in third with a team total of 908 (+44).
Espinoza started the tournament tied for seventh, and ended Round 3 with a total of 221 (+5), moving her to fifth place at the end of Day 2. Espinoza shot a 74 (+2) in Round 3.
Second for the Rams was sophomore Emily Roering, tied for 45th, ending with a total of 238 (+22).
The Rams will compete again Friday at the Heather Farr/CU Memorial.