Eagles falter in fall finale

The Chadron State College golf team took home 15th place in a field of 16 teams at the Skyhawk Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

The team had a round one score of 339 on Monday and a round two score of 344 on Tuesday. The two-day total score for the team was a 683. West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas took home first with a team score of 590.

“Alpine (Hickstein) played really well and had one of the best scores in school history with nine over par for the two-day tournament,” Head Coach John Ritzen said. “As a team we really had a good first day. Everyone played well. 

“Day two was harder course conditions and that showed a little with higher scores. But everyone still played well. We are excited to start working on improvements this offseason.

Alpine Hickstein, freshman of Chadron, carded a 77 in round one and a 78 in round two. This made Hickstein’s two-day score result in a 155, 11 strokes under her South Dakota Mines’ Hardrocker Invitational score. She tied for 28th overall out of 90 players.

Sam Rahmig, senior of Gering, shot an 87 in round one. She dropped one stroke in round two, shooting an 86. With a two-day score equaling a 173, she tied for 70th overall. Rahmig improved her score by five strokes from the South Dakota Mines’ Hardrocker Invitational.

Abby White, freshman of Simcoe, Ontario Canada, shot a 90 in round one. Her round two score dropped three points, bringing her score to an 87. This totaled her total score to a 177, tying her for 76th overall.

Anna Branscome, freshman of Lakewood, Colorado, carded an 85 for the first day and a 93 for the second day. With a two-day score equaling 178, she placed 78th overall.

Logan Kasten, sophomore of Cheyenne, Wyoming, shot a 90 for round one and a 97 for round two, equaling 187. Kasten tied for 83rd overall.  

Tori Meschke, sophomore of Broken Bow, played as an individual. She carded an 88 for round one and a 98 for round two, making her two-day score a 186. Meschke placed 82nd overall.

Kayla Elder, freshman of Fort Collins, Colorado, was unable to play due to the concussion she received two weeks ago at the South Dakota Mines’ Hardrocker Invitational.

This was the final tournament for the fall season. The team will travel to Minot, North Dakota for the Minot State University Invite on March 8 and 9.

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