Oct. 20, 2011
By Ryan A. Johnson
Athletic Media Relations
Next on the Tee...
The Colorado State women’s golf team will finish the fall season next week in Boulder City, Nev., at the 17-team Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at Boulder Creek Golf Club. Start times will begin on Monday and Tuesday between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. MDT. The final round on Wednesday will have a shotgun start at 9 a.m. MDT. Each day will feature 18 holes.
Thr Boulder Creek Golf Club spans 6,329 yards and will play as a par 72.
The showdown will include six top-50 teams as ranked by Golfweek/Sagarin. Those teams are No. 24 UC Davis, No. 31 San Diego State, No. 32 Oklahoma, No. 39 Denver, No. 41 Pepperdine and No. 47 East Carolina. CSU is ranked No. 58 in the same poll.
The Rams will bring Betsy Kelly, Brianna Espinoza, Sarah Roering, Emily Roering and Jessa LaBarbera to the contest.
The Rams look to close the fall season and continue their current success with a third straight top-five finish.
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Last season the Rams finished 12th at the showdown. Espinoza had an impressive tournament and finished 18th. Sarah Roering, Emily Roering and Kelly will have a chance to improve on their scores from last year’s tournament.
The Colorado State women are coming off their fourth straight top-10 finish and second top-five finish after placing fourth at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational two weeks ago in Las Cruces, N.M. CSU was able to hold its position amid strong final round competition.
The Rams played in the final three groups and gained great experience as they head into this weekend’s event.
Kelly shot a 214 (-2) on her way to a season-best individual finish of fourth. Espinoza and Sarah Roering earned top-20 finishes and tied for 13th.