Western New Mexico, the preseason No. 1 in the RMAC, shot a 317 during the final round to cruise to its team title with 656. Mesa State finished second with a 672, the University of Nebraska-Kearney was third with a 706, and Fort Hays State improved its total from Monday by 26 strokes to edge out CSC in fourth place with a 718.
Adams State, Montana-St. Billings, Colorado St-Pueblo, Regis University, and Colorado Christian also competed.
Ally Malzahn was the lone Eagle in the top 20. The junior from Sidney shot an 85 on Monday and carded an 86 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 10th place with a 171.
The remaining five CSC golfers all finished in the top 30. Leslie Mueller shot a 94 during the second round to finish with a 184 for the tourney, and Loni Hughes carded a 90 on Tuesday to also finish with 184. Sam Hanson, who shot 3-over on Par 3s during the tourney, shot a 97 during Tuesday’s round to finish with a 186, and Alissa Peterson shot a 94 to finish with 189. CSC’s Caitlin Parker, who struggled during the first round by shooting a 103, knocked 17 strokes and shot an 86 to finish with a two-day total of 189.
UNK’s Kami Hehn won the individual title with a score of 159, but it wasn’t enough to help the Lopers win the team title as four of Western New Mexico’s five golfers finished in the top eight to help the Mustangs secure the team title. Western New Mexico dominated on the Par 4 holes by shooting 74-over. Mesa State, the next closest team, shot 99-over. CSC was 135-over.
The Eagles’ fall golf season will continue Sept. 17-18 at the Regis tourney in Lakewood, Colo.
1, Western New Mexico 339-317, 656; 2, Mesa State College, 345-327, 672; 3, Nebraska-Kearney, 357-349, 706; Fort Hays State, 372-346, 718; 5, Chadron State, 358-364, 722; 6, Adams State, 387-352, 739; 7, Montana St-Billings, 372-377, 749; 8, Colorado St-Pueblo, 398-365, 763; 9, Regis University, 399-386, 785; 10, Colorado Christian, 409-407, 816.
Chadron State Scoring
Ally Malzahn, 85-86, 171; Leslie Mueller, 90-94, 184; Loni Hughes, 94-90, 184; Samantha Hanson, 89-97, 186; Alissa Peterson, 95-94, 189.