Women's golf preview: Rams return to Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational

March 3, 2012

Complete Release

By Ryan A. Johnson
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State women’s golf team travels to San Jose, Calif., on Monday and Tuesday to compete in the 12-team Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational. The competition, hosted by San Jose State, will be held at the 6,121-yard Almaden Country Club.

CSU’s Brianna Espinoza has made the trip to the Spartan Invite the past two years and returns again this year. Betsy Kelly, Sarah Roering and Cecilie Krefting will be making their second trip, while Haley King will be making her first appearance.

In addition to CSU, the tournament field will be SJSU, Cal, UC Davis, Washington, Oregon, Gonzaga, Nevada, Hawaii, Fresno State, UC Irvine and USF.

Two rounds will be played on Monday starting at 8:30 a.m. MT. The third and final round will begin at 8:30 a.m.  MT., on Tuesday.

Rams at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational...
The Rams are no strangers to the Spartan Invitational, having played every year since 2007. CSU finished 10th last year and will look to better that performance in this year’s tournament.

Last year, Espinoza finished 41st at Almaden Country Club and shot a 237. Kelly shot a 239, Krefting a 240 and Roering a 242. All four will look to use their familiarity of the course to better their scores.

Westbrook Spring Invitational...
CSU finished 11th at the Westbrook Spring Invitational at Westbrook Golf Course on Monday.  The Rams were hampered by a slow start and were unable to make up ground.

Kelly had a strong performance and nearly notched another top-20 finish. Kelly finished the tournament tied for 21st with a 221 (+5). Espinoza shot a 223 (+7), Roering finished with a 227(+11), Krefting posted a 229 (+13) and King carded a 244.