Women's Golf Notes: Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic




Sep 6, 2013

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Next on the tee...
The Colorado State women’s golf team tees off the 2013-14 season by hosting the Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic. The Rams welcome 17 teams to Fort Collins for the event, including in-state rivals Colorado and Northern Colorado, and Mountain West foes Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, UNLV, San Jose State and Wyoming.

Ptarmigan Ram Classic tournament format...
The 17 team field will be participating in a 54-hole tournament to be played on the par 72, 6,352-yard Ptarmigan Country Club, located in Windsor, Colo. Playing in threesomes, the teams will play 36 holes in a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. MST on Monday, Sept. 9. Pairings for the final 18-hole round, to be played on Tuesday, Sept. 10, will be determined by team score. The low four individual scores will determine the team scores for each round.

Returning Rams...
Colorado State returns one of their most experienced group of players in many years. The 2013-14 roster is made up of four seniors (Emily Roering, Christina Spinzig, Sarah Roering and Betsy Kelly), one junior (Jessa LaBarbera) and a pair of sophomores (Mikayla Tatman and Haley King) with collegiate playing experience. New to the CSU women’s golf program is Elisabeth Rau, from Irving, Texas, and Yesong Han out of Yuma, Ariz.

The Rams’ lineup...
Colorado State’s lineup for the Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic will be led by senior Sarah Roering. Senior Emily Roering and redshirt sophomore Haley King will play the Nos. 2 and 3 spots for the Rams, while Christina Spinzig, who won her first Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship in July, will compete in the 4 spot. Senior Betsy Kelly, who played in all 11 tournaments in 2012-13 will round out the CSU lineup. Junior Jessa LaBarbera will also compete as an individual for the Rams.

Success in the classroom...
Three of Colorado State’s key performers, seniors Betsy Kelly and Christina Spinzig and sophomore Mikayla Tatman, were honored at the end of the 2012-13 season when the duo was named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Scholar list. Additionally, the CSU women’s golf program was recognized in early June by the NCAA as part of its Academic Progress Rating (APR) Public Recognition Awards, which highlight programs that have posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent for their respective sports. This is the second straight year that the CSU women’s golf program has received APR Public Recognition since the NCAA began tracking data in 2004-05.

Young tabbed to lead the Rams...
On June 28, Annie Young was announced as the new Colorado State women’s golf coach.

Young comes to Fort Collins aftering starring for the Oklahoma State Cowgirls from 2001-05 while earning a degree in marketing. She was at the helm of her alma matter for three seasons from 2008-11 and most recently, coached at Cal State Northridge in 2012.

“I am excited for the opportunity that Jack (Graham) has given me to lead the program at Colorado State,” Young said. “Northern Colorado, and Fort Collins in particular, is a great golf destination, and I am really looking forward to making my mark on the program.”

Young had a great deal of success on the course. In 2005, she earned fi rst-team All-America honors and was named Big 12 Player of the Year. That success has translated into coaching, as she mentored the Cowgirls’ first NCAA women’s individual champion in 2010.


 

 

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