Three’s the charm, at least for CSU’s men’s golf team. The Rams
won their third tournament of the season Tuesday in San Diego,
Calif., at the Barona Collegiate Cup. The win marks the first time
a CSU golf team has won three tournaments in a season.
Play began Monday and the Rams got off to a great start,
shooting a 273 – the third lowest single-day score in school
history. Leading the way that day and throughout the tournament was
senior Martin Laird, who carded rounds of 68, 69 and 69 to place
him 10-under-par and fourth overall with a three-round total of
206. Laird was one of four Rams to finish in the top 20 for the
second consecutive tournament. Fellow senior Nolan Martin fired a
three-round 208 to finish tied for seventh, while John Hayes
(T-14th, 210), Kevin McAlpine (T-18th, 212) and James Kurtenbach
(T-79th) rounded out the Rams’ five-man field.
Chris Baryla of UTEP took the individual title with a 17-under
total of 199.
The team looks for its fourth consecutive tournament victory
Saturday when the Rams travel to Palo Alto, Calif., to compete in
The Nelson hosted by Stanford. The Nelson marks the team’s final
tournament of the fall season.
CSU’s women’s golf team finished fifth overall at the Lady Aztec
Invitational whose play concluded yesterday in San Diego. The Rams
shot a final round score of 305 and finished 22 points behind
tournament winner San Diego State’s three-round total of 878.
Dawna Virdell shot a final score of 221 and led the Rams with a
seventh place finish. Teammate Lynette Duran concluded play in 11th
place with a score of 223, while Trisha Quick and Stephanie Linnell
finished tied for 24th and Kylee King rounded out the Rams’ scoring
with a final score of 236.
The team now takes three weeks off before returning to play at
the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate, Nov. 10 to 12 in Las Vegas.