Off to a winning start

Sep 142004
Authors: Pete Scalia

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.

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