Women's golf recap: Rams in first at Wyoming Cowgirl Classic
April 10, 2012
By Ryan A. Johnson
Athletic Media Relations
CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Colorado State women’s golf team is leading the 24-team Wyoming Cowgirl Classic at Ocotillo Golf Club by six strokes. After finishing Round 1 in second, CSU surged to a comfortable six-stroke lead Tuesday to finish Round 2. The Rams’ Brianna Espinoza leads the 127-player field by two strokes heading into the final round Wednesday.
“Bri is having a very good tournament,” said Head Coach Angie Collier. “Everything is clicking for her. Her maturity on the course and her smart play is what has put her in position to win this event.”
Espinoza’s experience translated into her second consecutive 68 for a total of 136 (-8) for the tournament. Espinoza leads Iowa’s Kristi Cardwell (-6) by two strokes. Daniela Rugeles (-2) of Wichita State is third and Julie Shutler (+2) of Sacramento State is fourth.
Rams golfers Betsy Kelly and Christina Spinzig are tied for 15th at 149 (+5). Kelly is looking for her fifth top-20 finish of the season while Spinzig is looking for her first. Cecilie Krefting is tied for 53rd at 154 (+10). Sarah Roering and Jessa LaBarbera both carded a 155 (+11).
CSU (584) is followed in the team standings by Iowa (590), Portland State (597), Wichita State (600) and UTEP (601).
Collier is impressed with how her team has played thus far and looks forward to the final round.
“I was very proud of our team today,” Collier said. “They played with confidence and determination. Tomorrow we have to go out and continue to play with confidence and stick to our game plan.”
Wednesday’s round begins at 7:30 a.m. MST.