Women's golf recap: Rams conclude Day 1 in ninth

Feb. 20, 2012

Complete results from Golfstat

By Ryan A. Johnson
Athletic Media Relations

BOULDER CITY, NEV. –The Colorado State women’s golf team found itself in last place after Round 1 but was able to gain two spots in the second round of the 11-team UNLV Spring Invitational at Cascata Golf Course. The Rams showed some signs of a team struggling to get going after a three-month hiatus.

“Our ball striking is fine,” said Head Coach Angie Collier. “Our short games are too rusty for this tough of a golf course.”

Arizona leads the field after the first day, carding a two-round total of 583 (+7). Tournament host UNLV (586) is second followed by San Diego State (602).

Leading the Rams, only six strokes behind the leader Nikki Koller (+1) of Arizona, is Brianna Espinoza who is tied for 21st at +7. Betsy Kelly and Sarah Roering are tied for 31st at +12. Jessa LaBarbera is +23 and Christina Spinzig is +28. Collier hopes either LaBarbera or Spinzig can give the team a boost tomorrow.

“We are struggling with our fourth and fifth spots and we must have a decent fourth round score tomorrow to have any chance of moving up in this field,” said Collier.

The final round begins tomorrow at 8 a.m. MST.

9 Colorado State 320-308=628
T21 Brianna Espinoza 77-74=151
T33 Betsy Kelly 79-77=156
T33 Sarah Roering 79-77=156
57 Jessa LaBarbera 87-80=167
59 Christina Spinzig 85-87=172