Mar 192006
 
Authors: Grant Meech

The CSU women’s golf team finished 18th at the UNLV Spring Invitational in Las Vegas at the Boulder Creek Golf Club on Wednesday. The tournament host, UNLV, took top honors.

“This wasn’t our best showing,” said CSU head coach Angie Hopkins. “It was a rough tournament.”

Sophomore Chelsea Benton went 75-73-79 to finish tied for 28th. Junior transfer Amber Ward finished the tournament at 46th place while sophomore Megan Chapman took 63rd.

Rounding out the team score was freshman Stephanie Ferguson finishing at 91st. All the women scored above par for the tournament.

Hopkins noted the course wasn’t easy – it is located near the Hoover Dam and the weather was not in the Rams’ favor.

“The course played tough and it was really windy,” Hopkins said. “We had to play six-hour rounds. There was a lot of pressure on the four girls.”

The tournament served as a learning experience for the women who are still a very young team, Hopkins said.

“Youth did have something to do with the tournament,” she said. “It was an experience – something to learn from.”

Next for the women is the MountainView Collegiate tournament in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday and Sunday.

Grant Meech can be reached at sports@collegian.com

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