Women's golf recap: Rams in eighth at Juli Inkster Invitational
March 5, 2012
By Ryan A. Johnson
Athletic Media Relations
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Colorado State women’s golf team is sits in eighth, following play Monday, at the 12-team Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational at Almaden Country Club. Senior Brianna Espinoza is leading the way for the Rams and is tied for eighth going into Tuesday’s final round.
Head Coach Angie Collier was impressed by Espinoza blistering first round.
“Bri struggled with her ball striking but managed six birdies on her first 18 to shoot -1,” said Collier.
Espinoza shot a two-round total of 71-76--147 (+3) and is in great position to record her second top-10 finish of the 2011-12 season.
Betsy Kelly posted a 77-74--151 (+7) and darted up the leader board to tie for 21st after her second round 74. Cecilie Krefting carded a 79-80--159, Sarah Roering posted an 82-80--162 and Haley King shot an 86-85--171.
Cal is at the top of the leader board after posting a 287-296—583 (+7). Cal has a comfortable lead over UC Davis (+12), Washington (+20) and Oregon (+21). CSU is in eighth scoring a 309-310—619 (+43).
Cal players Daniela Holmqvist (-4) and Joanne Lee (-3) are in first and second place, respectively. UC Davis’ Demi Runas (-1) is in third place followed by UC Irvine’s Lalita Patipaksiri (E).
Coach Collier is optimistic about her team and what they have gained from competition this season.
“Overall the team is making improvements and gaining more experience every time we play,” remarked Collier.
Tuesday’s round begins at 8:30 a.m. MT. Live stats will be available on Golfstat.com.