Feb. 18, 2012
By Ryan A. Johnson
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -The Colorado State women’s golf team will begin the spring season next week in Boulder City, Nev., at the 11-team UNLV Spring Invitational at Cascata Golf Course. The first round will begin on Monday with an 8 a.m. MST shotgun start, followed immediately by Round 2. The third and final round on Tuesday will also start at 8 a.m. MST.
The first round at Cascata Golf Course will play at 6200 yards and par 72.
The 11 teams in competition are No. 40 San Diego State, BYU, UC Irvine, North Texas, No. 9 Arizona, Idaho, Louisville, No. 44 New Mexico, New Mexico State and UNLV, in addition to the Rams.
Making the trip for the Rams are Brianna Espinoza, Betsy Kelly, Sarah Roering, Christina Spinzig and Jessa LaBarbera.
Rams at UNLV Spring Invitational...
The Rams will be returning to the UNLV Spring Invitational for the second consecutive year. Last year the tournament was held at Boulder Creek Golf Club. The team finished 8th out of 15 teams. The Rams will look to improve in this year’s tournament at Cascata. Epinoza, Kelly and Roering all competed in 2011, with Espinoza tallying a 16th place finish to lead the Rams.
Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown...
After a strong fall season the Colorado State women stumbled a bit at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Las Vegas, Nev., in late October. The Rams finished last in the 16-team field.
The competition, which included six top-50 teams, proved to be a tough match for the Rams, who had two consecutive top-five finishes before the tournament.
Espinoza led the Rams at the Showdown, finishing tied for 31st in the 89-player field.