The CSU women’s golf team conquered the course at Ptarmigan by
winning the Ram Fall Classic. The Rams shot a combined team score
of 876 to blow out the rest of the field by 26 strokes.
Senior Lynette Duran led the Rams by shooting a one-under-par 71
in the final day of competition. Her round gave her a tournament
total of 220, good enough for seventh overall.
Margaret Garehime led the Rams after the first day by shooting a
144 through the first two rounds and in a tie for third. A final
round score of 77 left her tied with Kristen Campos at ninth.
Trisha Quick finished one stroke behind Garehime and Campos and
ended with a 222. Chelsea Benton was in a tie for seventh after day
one but an 84 on the final round left her in a tie for 29th.
Fresno State’s Laura Luethke won individual honors by shooting a
215, with Colorado’s Hannah Hoch finishing one behind.
“I definitely left a stroke out there. I had a lot of birdies,
then I’d give them back,” Hoch said in a CU press release. “I
missed a short putt on the last hole which was frustrating. I was
hitting the ball well then I’d make small mistakes that proved
costly. But I’m pretty happy to finish second in just the first
tournament of the season.”
The Rams opened the tournament with a 292 and sat in second
place behind last year’s champion San Francisco. But after shooting
a 289 in the second round, the Rams took a commanding 15-stroke
lead to put a stranglehold on the competition.
The final round saw the Rams continue their dominance by
shooting a 295 as the rest of the field fell apart. Only CU and
Nevada-Reno shot scores under 300.
CU and San Jose State tied for second with combined scores of
902, five strokes ahead of Kansas State and San Francisco.
Denver, which finished in a tie with Portland State for ninth,
will host the next Rams event. The Rams will compete in the Ron
Moore Women’s Classic with the first two rounds being played on
Sept. 20 and the final round to be played Sept. 21.