Oct. 29, 2013
HONOLULU – The Colorado State women’s golf team teed-off its final tournament of the 2013 fall season Tuesday in Hawai’i.
The Rams, playing in 90-degree weather, posted a 17-over 305 after the first day at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational played at the Leilehua Golf Course. The strong play placed them in a tie for third with New Mexico State and only six strokes behind first-place Sacramento State.
“The girls hit the ball well,” first-year Head Coach Annie Young said. “I am confident they are going to see great results tomorrow and the rest of the week.”
What gives Young this confidence was the 18-hole performance of her seniors. Betsy Kelly, who has played in all three tournaments for CSU, carded a 74 which tied her season’s lowest round. The senior from Forest Lake, Minn., began the tournament three-under through two holes after an eagle on the 360-yard par 4 on No. 1 and a birdie on No. 2, a par 3.
After the first day, Kelly (+2) is in a tie for fourth and finds herself only one stroke behind the leaders.
“Betsy (Kelly) got off to a hot start on the day with an eagle, birdie start,” Young said. “She’s hitting the ball wonderfully.”
Emily Roering and Christina Spinzig, both seniors, are just four strokes behind the three golfers tied for first after shooting five-over 77s, putting them inside the top-20.
True freshman Elisabeth Rau, a native of Irving, Texas, played her first collegiate round carding a five-over 77. Rau’s first birdie came just before the turn on the 337-yard par 4 No. 9.
Rounding out the Rams lineup was junior Jessa LaBarbera (+6) and senior Sarah Roering (+6), who participated as an individual.
The Rams will tee off the second round of the Rainbow Wahine Invitational on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. HT (12:30 p.m. MT).
1 Sacramento State 299 (+11)
2 Hawai’i 304 (+16)
T3 Colorado State 305 (+17)
T3 New Mexico State 305 (+17)
5 Brigham Young 312 (+24)
T6 Grand Canyon 313 (+25)
T6 Northern Arizona 313 (+25)
8 Utah Valley 318 (+30)
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