Oct. 13, 2013
PALM DESERT, Calif. – Colorado State senior Emily Roering paced the Rams women’s golf team in an 11th-place finish against a tough field at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate at The Classic Club golf course in Palm Desert, Calif.
The Rams put together a three-round score of 930 (+64) but Roering was the story of the tournament.
The senior from Glenwood, Minn., registered a 54-hole total of 222 (+6) which was good enough for a fifth-place finish. This is only the second time she has carded a top-10 finish. Her previous best performance was in Oct. 2010 at the CU Heather Farr Memorial Invitational where Roering shot a five-over 221.
“Emily (Roering) had a solid tournament,” Head Coach Annie Young said. “It’s good to see her game coming along.”
Roering started off the tournament with an one-under 71 in the first round, which was tied for the third lowest single-round score of the weekend, and her second best single-round performance. Through the next 36 holes the senior shot a 75 and 76, falling just two strokes short of tying her best three-round total of 220, posted at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate last season.
The Rams registered head-to-head victories over intra-state rival Northern Colorado as well as other strong opponents like Montana and Montana State. The first-year head coach still sees room to improve before CSU tees off again.
“We have some work to do before the next event to get our games where they need to be as a team,” Young said.
Senior Betsy Kelly improved five spots on Sunday to finish in a tie for 33rd after posting a three-round 232 (+16). Christina Spinzig, playing in the four spot for the Rams, shot a 238 (+22). Jessa LaBarbera and Haley King rounded out the tournament for the Rams carding a 241 and 251, respectively.
Cal Poly’s Taylor Yoshitake earned medalist honors with a 54-hole score of 213 (-3). Cal State-Northridge’s Clariss Guce also completed the tournament with a score identical of Yoshitake, but the Cal Poly junior won based on a scorecard playoff.
Cal State-Fullerton posted a 909, barely taking home honors after holding off Cal State-Northridge by one stroke, Rollins College by three and Western Carolina and San Francisco by four strokes.
The Rams are off for nearly two weeks before traveling to Oahu, Hawai’i for a three-day tournament at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational beginning on Oct. 29.
11/20 Colorado State 306-311-313 -- 930
T5 Emily Roering
T33 Betsy Kelly
77-78-77 -- 232
T57 Christina Spinzig
77-80-81 -- 238
T65 Jessa LaBarbera
81-78-82 -- 241
T97 Haley King
85-87-79 -- 251