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April 19, 2006
On the Next Tee...
The Colorado State women's golf team heads back to St. George, Utah for the second time this month to compete in the Mountain West Conference Championship. The Rams will play at Entrada at Snow Canyon in hopes of advancing to the NCAA Regionals on May 11th. The 2006 MWC Championship marks the first time in conference history the tournament has been played in Utah. The Mountain West All-Conference team, Freshman of the Year, and Coach of the Year will be named after final round on Saturday. Live scoring throughout the tournament can be found at www.golfstat.com.
2005 Moutain West Conference Championship
The Rams had a strong showing at the 2005 MWC Championship. The team finished in third place behind UNLV and New Mexico, after carding a 907 (+55) over three rounds. Colorado State had four players finish in the top 20, including Chelsea Benton, who finished in a tie for 12th place with a 231 (+18).
The MWC Championship is a showdown between the seven schools in the conference. With two top-25 teams in UNLV (#10) and New Mexico (#24), this years tournament promises to be exciting. Colorado State, BYU, UNLV, San Diego State, New Mexico, TCU and Wyoming will all be competing for the top spot at the end of the tournament which gives the school an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament in May.
Recap of BYU Dixie Classic
For the second year in a row, the BYU Dixie Classic has been plagued by inclement weather. Although there were no rounds cancelled at this years' tournament, the rain, hail, and wind during the third round of play added strokes to everyone's scores. Colorado State ended the tournament in 13th place with UNLV claiming the tournament title.
Chelsea Benton was the top finisher for the Rams for the fifth-straight tournament. Benton's scores of 82-74-83-239 put her in a tie for 23rd. Megan Chapman carded an 81-81-84-246 and finished the tournament tied for 46th place. Stefanie Ferguson and Amber Ward both tied for 59th place, each shooting a 250 over three rounds.