Chadron State was the tournament host.
Western New Mexico shot a 321 on Monday to trail Mesa State by four strokes at the end of the first round. But the Mustangs, who finished sixth at last year's NCAA Division II National Tournament, won the event by 11 strokes when Mesa's score soared to 328 on Tuesday.
Western New Mexico finished at 634 while Mavericks were second at 645. Fort Hays State was third at 672, well ahead of the rest of the nine-team field.
The other team totals were Adams State, 702; Colorado State-Pueblo, 715; Chadron State 716; Nebraska-Kearney, 719; Regis, 720; and Colorado Christian, 795.
The individual winner was Western New Mexico's Tina Bickford with rounds of 78 and 77 for a 155 total, one stroke better than her teammate, Heather Dorris, and Amanda Rollins of Mesa State.
Dorris had rounds of 80 and 76 while Rollins shot 77 and 79.
Fourth place went to Kami Hehn of Nebraska-Kearney with an 81 and a 76 for a 157 total. Her score on Tuesday tied with Dorris for the tournament's best.
Fifth was won by Amanda Preston of Mesa State at 79-81 for a 160.
Western New Mexico's Tiffnee Wiens and Mesa's Maggie Cole shared sixth place at 161.
Others in the top 20 follow:
8-9, Shelby White, Fort Hays, and Cecelia Silfverskio, Regis, 165; 10, Kelsie Paul, Fort Hays, 166; 11-12, Rebekah Berve, WNMU, and Tedi Thorne, Colorado Christian, 167; 13-15, Erika Willis, WNMU; Dana Anderson, MSC; Nicole Madrid, CSU-P, and Sadie Peavler, MSU, 169.
17-19, Kim McArthur, MSC; Dawn Eshbaugh, FHSU; and Christa Seitz, Adams State; 20-21, Natalie Herrera, ASC, and Molly Cooper, FHSU, 171; 22, Victoria Ybarra, Regis, 174; 23-24, Allyson Malzhan and Leslie Mueller, both Chadron State, 175; 25, Rebekah Schlichting, CSU-P, 177.
The teams will be meeting again Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 2-3, at the Colorado State-Pueblo Tourney. Those scores also will count toward the RMAC standings. Two more tournaments in the spring also will be included in the final conference placings.
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