Golfers improve individual scores
The Eagles golf team made a huge turnaround for themselves at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Fall Tournament in Lakewood, Colorado. They scored 386-364-750 for their team Monday and Tuesday. The team improved their score by 22 strokes from day 1 of the tournament to day 2. The Chadron State women’s golf team finished 14th overall in the tournament.
Individual scores saw great improvement as well. Sam Rahmig, junior of Gering, finished 51st, turning in a score card of 88-83-171. Freshman Tori Meschke, of Broken Bow, shot a 100 the first day and a 99 the second day, giving her a two-day total of 199. Adrianna Weeldreyer, a freshman from Newell, South Dakota, turned in a score card of 94-96-190. Logan Kasten, a freshman of Cheyenne, Wyoming, had the biggest turn around for the team at the meet. Her score card read 104-86-190. She improved her score by 18 strokes over the two days.
“The biggest highlight of the tournament was probably Kasten’s turnaround,” Head Coach John Ritzen said.
Ritzen explained that he was most proud of the team’s turnaround at the tournament. “The hard work from the golfers is starting to pay off.” He did note that improvements can be made within the team. The golfers struggled with putting and chipping at the tournament, therefore the team is going to be working on their short-game approaches for the next invite.
The individual title winner of the tournament was earned by Jamie Lopez of Holy Names University of California. She turned in a score card of 74-73-147. The team title winner of the tournament went to Colorado Mesa University who scored a 310-308-618.
The Eagles will compete next at Marshall, Minnesota in the Mustang Invitational September 23rd and 24th. They will be preparing in practice with short game tactics such as putting and chipping.