Fort Collins, Colo. – Colorado State University opened the fall season today by hosting the first and second rounds of the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic at the 6113 yard, par 72 Ptarmigan Country Club course. San Francisco University is alone in first place after the day’s event. The Lady Dons posted an opening round score of 283 and followed up that score with a score of 291 in round two to put them well ahead of the competition. Nevada is in second place with a two round total of 590. In third place is host school Colorado State. The Rams posted a 295 in round one and followed that up with a round of 301 in the afternoon. Denver University and Baylor are in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
The tournament’s current leader is Kristi Larsen of San Francisco who carded the lowest score of the day in round one with a score of 68. She then followed up that performance with a round of 71 in the afternoon. Her second round even included a hole-in-one on the 11th hole. In second place, just three strokes behind Larsen, is Alana Condon of Nevada who carded a two round total of 142. Nikki Jacoby, also of San Francisco is in third place after recording rounds of 71 and 72.
Dawna Virdell led Colorado State on day one. The senior finished with a two round total of 148 to put her in a tie for 11th. Trisha Quick was the next best finisher for the Rams; she is just one stroke behind Virdell after rounds of 78 and 71. Sophomore Margaret Garehime opened the day with a 71, but struggled a bit in the afternoon round and fired an 81, she is tied for 32nd heading into tomorrow’s final round. Lynette Duran and Stephanie Linnell are tied for 37th with a two-day total of 153.
Head coach Angie Hopkins was pleased with the team’s play today.
“Margaret (Garehime) really got us started off on the right foot today by shooting a 71 in the first round,” said Hopkins. “Trisha then played well in her second round and helped the team out greatly with her round of 71.”
Play continues tomorrow with the final round of competition. First tee time is 8:30. Results will be available at csurams.com upon the conclusion of play.
“After our performance today we have put ourselves in a good position to finish strong after,” stated Hopkins.
Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic
Ptarmigan C. C. Fort Collins,CO
Dates: 09/08 - 09/09 (Today:09-08-2003)
Fin. School Scores
3 Colorado State Univ. 295 301 596
T 11 Dawna Virdell 75 73 148
T 18 Trisha Quick 78 71 149
T 32 Margaret Garehime 71 81 152
T 37 Lynette Duran 76 77 153
T 37 Stephanie Linnell 73 80 153