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Women's Golf Notes: Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate

Oct. 9, 2013


Next on the tee...
The Colorado State women’s golf team travels to Palm Desert, Calif., for the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate on Oct. 12-13., hosted by Mountain West rival Wyoming.

Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate format...
The 20 team field will be participating in a 54-hole, two day tournament, played on the part 72, 6,112-yard The Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. Beginning on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. MT, the teams will play 36 holes in a shotgun start with the final 18 holes on Sunday. The lowest 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. 

Last Round...
At the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational the Rams recorded their best team finish of the season, finishing in a tie for 6th place. CSU was led by senior Emily Roering, who placed in the top-20 for the first time since the MW Championships to end last season, as she finished 16th.

The Rams’ lineup...
Senior Emily Roering leads Colorado State’s lineup for the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate. Betsy Kelly, who is coming off her best finish of the season (21st at Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational) will play in the No. 2 spot, her highest position of the year. Jessa LaBarbera and Christina Spinzig with compete in the Nos. 3 and 4 spots and rounding out the CSU lineup is RS-SO Haley King.

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 trio 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 after 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 first-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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