Women's golf preview: CSU travels to Tucson for MountainView Collegiate

March 22, 2012

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Women’s golf preview: CSU travels to Tucson for MountainView Collegiate
Rams look to duplicate 2010 win

By Ryan A. Johnson
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State women’s golf team will be in Tucson, Ariz., to compete in the 16-team MountainView Collegiate at MountainView Golf Club on Friday. This will be the 14th time the tournament has been played. 

The par-72 MountainView Golf Club spans across 6,227 yards. All told, 36 holes will be played on Friday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. MST, followed by the last 18 holes on Saturday with a shotgun start also at 8:30 a.m. MST. 

The Rams will be joined at the MountainView Collegiate by Kansas State, UNLV, SMU, Ohio State, Kansas, Nebraska, Northwestern, Gonzaga, Indiana, Wyoming, Texas Tech, San Jose State, Louisville and Iowa State.

Making the trip for CSU will be Brianna Espinoza, Betsy Kelly, Sarah Roering, Cecilie Krefting and Jessa LaBarbera. Christina Spinzig will be playing as an individual. 

Rams at the MountainView Collegiate...
CSU finished 11th at MountainView in 2011 after winning the tournament in 2010. This year’s team will look to recapture the success of 2010. Much of this year’s lineup is familiar with MountainView Golf Club.

The Rams will be led by Espinoza who finished third last year posting a 214 (-2). Krefting, Kelly and Roering all competed last year as well.

Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational...
The Rams finished in eighth place at the 12-team Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational at Almaden Golf Club in San Jose, Calif., on March 6th. After finishing 10th the prior year, CSU was able to fight through some adverse conditions this year to secure its fifth top-10 finish of the season.

Espinoza finished tied for 15th and closed out a solid tournament performance with a 228 (+12). Kelly had a strong showing and finished 27th with a 233 (+17). Krefting posted her best finish of the season tying for 40th with a 239 (+23). Roering carded a 243 (+27), while King posted a 264.