VERONA, Wis. – Colorado State improved in its second round but slipped one spot and is in sixth through two days of the Badger Invitational, Sept. 19. The three-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by the University of Wisconsin, is being played at University Ridge Golf Course (Par 72 – 6,248 yards) in Verona, Wis.
Playing off No. 1 in an earlier wave, Colorado State had a very up-and-down day, but made the turn at 2-under among the counters. However, the momentum slipped in the closing stretch as CSU finished the day at 1-over 289 and a 36-hole total of 8-over 584. Notre Dame continues to lead at 5-under 571, holding a four-shot lead over Nebraska in second at 1-under 575. Old Dominion is third at 5-over 581, with North Florida and Washington State tied for fourth at 7-over 583.
“We really had it going as a team today and dropped a few shots coming in,” head coach Laura Cilek said. “We are at the top of the leaderboard competing which is where we want to be. I am looking forward to seeing if we can climb a few more spots tomorrow.”
Individually, the Rams are paced by junior Panchalika Arphamongkol (aka “Friendly”), who is tied for eight at 1-under 143 after tying her career low with a 2-under 70 in today’s action. Junior Sofia Torres posted the low score of the day for CSU and a personal career-best round, a 3-under 69, to move into a tie for 12th. Senior Andrea Bergsdottir is next in a tie for 23rd at 3-over 47, with senior Gabby Minier in a tie for 49th at 9-over 153 after a five-shot improvement from her first to second round. Sophomore Lacey Uchida rounds out the CSU scoring in a tie for 55th at 10-over 154. Montgomery Ferreira of Notre Dame is the leader at 6-under 138, two shots ahead of a trio of golfers behind her as just 11 players are under par through 36 holes.
“Friendly and Sofia had great rounds today,” Cilek continued. “To get under par and keep making birdies takes a lot of confidence. It has been awesome to see them come out with a strong start this year.”
In Tuesday’s shotgun start at 8 a.m. MT, the Rams are playing with North Florida and Washington State and starting on holes 4-7.
|1||Notre Dame||284-287=571 (-5)|
|3||Old Dominion||293-288=581 (+5)|
|T4||North Florida||293-290=583 (+7)|
|T4||Washington State||295-288=583 (+7)|
|6||Colorado State||295-289=584 (+8)|
|9||UC Davis||300-296=596 (+20)|
|13||East Carolina||313-305=618 (+42)|
|Top Five Individuals Plus CSU|
|1||Montgomery Ferreira (Notre Dame)||72-66=138 (-6)|
|T2||Federica Torre (Old Dominion)||73-67=140 (-4)|
|T2||Megan Whittaker (Nebraska)||71-69=140 (-4)|
|T2||Lauren Beaudreau (Notre Dame)||67-73=140 (-4)|
|5||Leigha Devine (Rutgers)||72-69=141 (-3)|
|T8||Panchalika Arphamongkol (Colorado State)||73-70=143 (-1)|
|T12||Sofia Torres (Colorado State)||75-69=144 (E)|
|T23||Andrea Bergsdottir (Colorado State)||71-76=147 (+3)|
|T49||Gabby Minier (Colorado State)||79-74=153 (+9)|
|T55||Lacey Uchida (Colorado State)||76-78=154 (+10)|