Oct. 14, 2009
Final Results in PDF Format
By Leah Sakdol
Athletic Media Relations
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Colorado State women's golf team finished the Price's "Give `Em Five" Invitational tied for 11th on Wednesday.
CSU shot a team score of 302 during the final round, three strokes better than the first round but still not good enough for a top-five finish. The Rams posted a three-round team score of 908 (+44). They finished 14 strokes over what was needed to be in the top five.
Idaho captured first place with a score of 871 (+7), UC-Irvine came in second with a score of 878 (+14) and San Diego State came in third with a score of 880 (+16).
Head Coach Angie Hopkins is ready to get back to practice and improve before the final tournament of the fall season.
"We are definitely not playing our best," Hopkins said. "We have one more tournament to prove ourselves for the fall. We are going to work hard this week and get ready for UNLV."
CSU senior Kasey Claussen took the lead out of the Rams finishing tied for 23rd. Claussen shot a 76 (+4) during round three giving her a score of 224 (+8). Freshman Emily Roering finished one stroke over Claussen with a score of 225 (+9). Roering placed tied for 30th. Senior Natalie Stone finished tied for 50th with a score of 230 (+14). Stone shot a 75 (+3) during the final round, three strokes under her round two score.
Sophomore Melissa Martin fired a low score of 72 (E) during the final round of the tournament.
"Melissa really stepped up today," commented Hopkins. "She's been struggling with her swings but today, she played solid golf."
Martin improved by eight strokes after shooting an 80 during the first and second rounds. She finished tied for 55th with three-round score of 232 (+16). Sophomore Brianna Espinoza finished tied for 86th with a score of 242 (+26).
The Rams will head to Boulder City, Nev. Monday-Wednesday for the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. This tournament will be the last one for CSU until the spring season begins in March.