Women's golf preview: Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic

Junior Emily Roering

Junior Emily Roering

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Next on the tee...
The Colorado State women’s golf team tees off the 2012-13 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 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, 6,302-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. 10. Pairings for the final 18-hole round, to be played on Tuesday, Sept. 11, will be determined by team score. The low four individual scores will determine the team scores for each round.

  • Note: The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is currently doing construction on State Highway 392 which may affect access to the Ptarmigan Country Club.  The final page of PDF version of this release includes additional information from CDOT. 

Returning Rams...
Colorado State returns an experienced group of players in 2012-13, with a roster made up of one senior (Cecilie Krefting), four juniors (Betsy Kelly, Emily Roering, Sarah Roering and Christina Spinzig) and a pair of sophomores (Haley King and Jess LaBarbera) with collegiate playing experience.  Mikayla Tatman returns as a redshirt freshman in 2012-13, and true freshman Jordan Carter joins the Rams from Cienega High School in Vail, Ariz. 


 

 

The Rams’ lineup...
Colorado State’s lineup for the Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic will be led by Emily Roering, who returns to the Rams’ lineup as a redshirt junior after being granted a medical hardship waiver in 2011-12 following a back injury that forced her to withdraw from two fall tournaments, and complete just one other on the season.  Juniors Christina Spinzig and Betsy Kelly will play the Nos. 2 and 3 spots for the Rams, while redshirt freshman Mikayla Tatman will make her collegiate debut.  Sophomore Jessa LaBarbera, who played in six tournaments in 2011-12 (two as an individual) will round out the CSU lineup.  Senior Cecilie Krefting will also compete as an individual for the Rams.

Success in the classroom...
Two of Colorado State’s key performers, juniors Betsy Kelly and Christina Spinzig, were honored at the end of the 2011-12 season when the duo was named to the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-America Scholar list.  In addition, the CSU women’s golf program was recognized (along with CSU’s volleyball program) in June by the NCAA when it released its list of teams for the APR Public Recognition Awards, which highlight programs that have posted multi-year Academic Progress Rating scores in the top 10 percent for their sport. Both CSU programs posted perfect scores of 1,000 for the four-year period from 2007-08 to 2010-11.

Jennings leading the Rams...
Susan Jennings, a standout as a collegiate golfer for the Rams from 1978-82 who won the 1980 Division II national championship, has taken over the reins of the CSU women’s golf program.  Jennings was named the interim head coach in August, after CSU head coach Angie Collier took maternity leave. Collier, and her husband, former CSU athletics business manager Jeff Collier, welcomed their first son, Samuel James, who was born Sept. 2.

Prior to coming to CSU as an assistant coach, Jennings served as the golf coach at Skyline High School in Longmont, Colo., from 2000-10. Under Jennings, the team captured five 5A Colorado high school championship titles with the most recent being in 2009. The team also captured five 5A Northern regional championship titles. Jennings was named Coach of the Year by the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News in 2002, 2004 and 2009. Jennings was also the Northern Conference Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

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