Golf and softball briefs

Sep 152003
Authors: Staff

CSU’s men’s golf team failed to show their poise the final day

of the Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., falling from 13th

place to finish 18th overall.

The team shot a three-round total of 904, posting a 308 Saturday

– the final day of the tournament.

Arizona State led after day one and held on to win the team

title with a three-day total of 865. Host New Mexico finished

second at 867.

Senior Nolan Martin led the Rams, though he struggled in

Saturday’s final round shooting a 5-over-par 77. His three-round

total of 222 put him in a tie for 34th overall. Following Martin

were John Hayes and Kevin McAlpine who finished 62nd overall at

228. Nate Pettit (70th) and Aaron Weston rounded out the Rams

five-man field.

Ian Medlock of New Mexico’s junior varsity squad won the

individual title putting rounds of 72, 69 and 70 to finish 5-under,

two strokes ahead of runner-up Mathew Kodama of Hawaii.

The team returns to action in Colorado on Sept. 28 in the Rob

Moore Invitational in Brighton, Colo.


The Rams rebounded from two losses to host Nebraska with a win

5-1 against North Dakota State in the Big Red Fall Classic in

Lincoln, Neb.

The Rams found themselves down 1-0 early Sunday against the

Bison of NDSU, before rolling off five unanswered runs en route to

victory. The Rams got to Bison starter Lindsey Graham who yielded

nine hits and three earned runs in five innings.

Saturday’s play brought different results as the host Huskers

beat the Rams 6-4 and 3-0 in a doubleheader. Sophomore Genevieve

Kelly took the loss for the Rams in Game one giving up 10 hits and

six earned runs in five innings. Returning starters Stephanie

Roberts, Ricki Walker, Melanie Laffoon and transfer Rachelle

Padeway had a hit in three at bats and drove in a run each.

Sophomore centerfielder Katie Dean went 3-for-3 to lead the team in


In game two, sophomore starter JayCee Wood dueled with Nebraska

ace Peaches James for four scoreless innings before Nebraska put

together a two-out rally. Three hits an error and a double steal

put the Huskers up 3-0 and sealed the Rams fate.

The team returns to action this weekend in a doubleheader

Saturday in Greeley against the University of Northern


*Editor’s note: The results of the Rams game Sunday against

Wayne State were not available at press time.





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