CSU women’s golf team and an array of big-name opponents will be
in action for the sixth annual Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic this
Play will begin on Sept. 13 and competition will continue on
The Ptarmigan Golf and Country Club was designed by Jack
Nicklaus in 1979. The course has 97 sand traps and a 100-foot
change in elevation from south to north which should be a challenge
for the teams.
CSU will look to make a return as the team that won this
tournament in 2001 with a score of 882. That year was also the last
time CSU had a first place individual finisher in Mayumi Motoyama,
who won with a score of 211.
The Rams finished second last year to University of San
Francisco. The Dons won with a score of 875 with top individual
winner Kristi Larsen, who finished with a score of 211. The Rams
top finishers were tied for 11th as Margaret Garehime and Trisha
Quick both shot 223.
“This is uncharted water for the newcomers, but I am confident
they are ready to rise to the challenge. Our leadership from our
returning players has been great and I look for a strong showing
from all of them,” said San Fransisco head coach Sara Range.
The University of Nevada-Reno won this event back-to-back in
1999 and 2000 and last year the wolf pack finished third. All of
the top-five finishers from last year return this year with Denver
and CU Boulder rounding out the list.
Baylor won in 2002 with a score of 876, but finished sixth last
year and won’t compete this year. Last year Kansas State, Weber
State and Boise State finished seventh, eighth and ninth
respectively and will try to improve on those standings.
“For a successful season, the girls have to try to improve
everyday and always be fighting for every shot and stroke,” said
Kristi Knight, the Kansas State coach. “All four returners are
going to have to step up and be better than they were a year
Participants will play the first two rounds on Monday followed
by a third round on Tuesday.