Golfers finish last in Pueblo
The predominantly freshmen led golf team faced tough challenges for the first tournament of the season. CSC women’s golf team finished last place in the Samuel Proal Invitational at Pueblo, Colorado. The team stepped away from the tournament with more experience and knowing what they need to work on.
Sam Rahmig, junior of Gering, is the only member of the team that has had collegiate experience. She shot a score of 85 the first day and 88 the second day, turning in a two-day total of 173. Coach John Ritzen expected her to out shoot the freshmen on the team due to her experience.
The freshmen of the team ran into a few struggles at the tournament.
Adrianna Weeldreyer of Newell, South Dakota, shot a score of 88 the first day and 96 the second day, giving her a two-day total of 184. Logan Kasten of Cheyenne, Wyoming, shot a 95 the first day and a 109 the second day, totaling to 204 for the two days. Tori Meschke of Broken Bow, shot a score of 103 on day one and 105 on day two, making her two-day total 208. The three freshmen on the team faced a few obstacles at the first meet, but walked away from the tournament with more experience.
Coach John Ritzen explained that nerves may have got to the girls at the meet. Ritzen elaborated that some of the challenges the golfers experienced at Pueblo included “putting and tough greens,” Ritzen said the greens “had a lot of bend and were very fast.” The team is going to work on course management and practicing properly before the next meet.
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs won the tournament with a score of 301-303-604. The Eagles turned in a total score of 371-398-769. Sophomore Madison Hill of Lewis University won the individual title with a two-day total of 146.
The team only has two practices before they leave for the next meet. Ritzen plans to work hard in practice to successfully ready his team for the RMAC Fall Tournament, Monday and Tuesday, in Lakewood, Colorado.