Women's golf recap: Rams continue ascent in Las Cruces

Oct. 9, 2012

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Colorado State’s Emily Roering, Betsy Kelly and Mikayla Tatman all shot under par on the second day of action at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate on Tuesday, moving the Rams into contention for the tournament title heading into Wednesday’s final round at the New Mexico State Golf Course.

“I am really proud of the way the girls played today,” said interim head coach Susan Jennings. “We played well as a team and we are just three shots out of first place heading into the final round.”

As a team, the Rams carded a season-low round of 289 (+1), matching tourney leader Kansas for the lowest team score through two rounds.  The Jayhawks sit three strokes ahead of the Rams with a two-round total of 583 (+7).

Kelly and Tatman both shot 70 (-2) during the Rams’ second round, setting season- and career-low rounds, respectively.

“Mikayla (Tatman) and Betsy (Kelly) played really well,” added Jennings.  “They both hit 16 greens in regulation and each carded four birdies today.” 

Kelly finds herself in a tie for third place with 18 holes to play, having shot an even-par 144 through two rounds.  Tatman is tied for 11th with a two-round total of 147 (+3).

Junior Emily Roering (-2) continues to lead the Rams, and sits alone in second-place, two strokes off the pace of Kansas’ Yupaporn Kawinpakorn (-4).  Roering matched her own effort from Day 1, notching four more birdies en route to a 71 (-1).

Senior Cecilie Krefting closed out the scoring for the Rams on Day 2, carding a 78 (+6) to slip into a tie for 37th on the leaderboard.  Junior Christina Spinzig closed her second round with a score of 79 and is tied for 55th, while classmate Sarah Roering, who is competing as an individual, notched a season-low round of 76 to up five spots into a tie for 51st. 

The Rams’ impressive second round puts the team in contention for its first tournament title since winning the 2010 MountainView Collegiate.

The Rams will be paired with tournament leader Kansas and third-place Idaho, which sits one stroke behind the Rams.  The shotgun start is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. and live scoring is available at www.GolfStat.com

2 Colorado State 297-289--586
2 Emily Roering 71-71--142
T3 Betsy Kelly 74-70--144
T11 Mikayla Tatman 77-70--147
T37 Cecilie Krefting 75-78--153
T51 Sarah Roering * 79-76--155
T55 Christina Spinzig 77-79--156

*Competing as an individual