Sept. 9, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State women’s golf team, which opened up the 2013 season on Monday by hosting the Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic, currently sits in sixth place behind the strong play of senior Sarah Roering after the first day.
“I thought they battled well,” Head Coach Annie Young said. “Going back out there you kind of find out what players they are and whether they are going to fight when it’s a little difficult. I was proud of them.”
Young, who made her coaching debut for the Rams on Monday, was referencing the on-and-off thunder storms that forced the tournament into an one hour-and-fifteen minute weather delay.
Roering, who paced the Rams with a 2-over first round, stormed out to a strong start birdieing two of the first four holes and made the turn in a tie for second place before two double-bogeys on the back-nine. Roering heads into Tuesday in a tie for 11th place.
As a group, the Rams carded a 305 in the first round and have a 203 through 12 holes in the currently suspended second round.
“All of them said they kind of pushed themselves to do a little too much in the first round instead of just playing,” Young said. “So we are just going to have to go out and play (on Tuesday).”
Seniors Betsy Kelly and Emily Roering are in a deadlock with six golfers for 29th (+8), while sophomore Haley King posted a 30-hole score of 9-over. Christina Spinzig carded a 141 (+14) going into the final 24 holes on Tuesday.
Junior Jessa LaBarbera, a native of Allen, Texas playing as an individual, shot a 9-over 132.
California leads the field with a 10-over 513 and holds on to a one-stroke lead over New Mexico.
The action resumes tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. MT. The golfers will finish their second round and immediately tee off the final round.
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