Sept. 10, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – On Tuesday, the Colorado State women’s golf team completed its first tournament of 2013, finishing tied for 8th in the annual Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic at the Ptarmigan Country Club.
Led by the strong play of senior Sarah Roering, who registered her first top-20 finish since 2011-12 season, the Rams had their best finish since 2011 at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic.
“Overall I think there were some bright spots,” Head Coach Annie Young said. “There’s definitely a lot of areas we need to get better in, but if our team is willing to work, they will get better.”
The tournament, which began on Monday morning, was interrupted during the second round by a thunderstorm which suspended play until Tuesday morning. This did not make an impact on CSU’s performance. Senior Emily Roering, older sister to Sarah, shot the lowest single-round score for the Rams with an even-par 72 in round two.
But when it came to consistency, Sarah, was one of the best out of the 89 participants.
Sarah carded an 8-over 224.
“I thought she played solid,” Young said. “I watched her play a lot of holes and she hit the ball very well. She could have shot a few strokes lower, but it was a good start to the year and it’ll build her confidence. She has a lot of talent and if she continues to work, it is just the beginning for her.”
Seniors Betsy Kelly finished with a 12-over 228, Emily posted a 229, and Christina Spinzig finished with score of 234. Redshirt sophomore Haley King, who played in her first collegiate tournament since March 2012, carded a 239. Jessa LaBarbera, playing as an individual posted a 231, the lowest score out of five individuals.
California took the team title with a team score of 873 (291-296-286), beating runner up Colorado by nine strokes.
Securing the individual honor was UNLV’s Dana Finkelstein with a three-round score of 4-under (71-70-71).
The Rams next tournament is the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational hosted by Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan.
T8 Colorado State 305-305-301--911
T20 Sarah Roering 74-76-74—224
T33 Betsy Kelly 74-79-75—228
T35 Emily Roering 80-72-77—229
T53 Christina Spinzig 81-78-75—234
T68 Haley King 77-81-81—239
T45 Jessa LaBarbera 79-74-78—231*
*competing as an individual