SCOTTSBLUFF – Sparked by Allison Rowden’s two-day total of 163, the Chadron State College women’s golf team finished the first Rocky Mountain Invitational of 2008 with a score of 697 to claim seventh place on Tuesday at Scotts Bluff Country Club.
Rowden, a freshman from Broken Bow, followed the 81 she shot on Monday with an 82 during the final round Tuesday to claim fifth place.
Montana State University-Billings won the team title with 668, just edging Western New Mexico’s score of 679. Fort Hays State was third with 680 and Mesa State was fourth with 686. Nebraska-Kearney was fifth with 687. Colorado State University-Pueblo fired a 695 to finish sixth, Regis shot a 703 to finish eighth, Adams State was ninth with 715 and Colorado Christian shot a 753 to finish in tenth place. The Chadron State B Team, consisting of Michelle Haynes, Heather Lutter, Amanda Watts and Kirsten Fochert, combined to shoot a 917.
While Rowden certainly sparkled during her first collegiate meet, other CSC team members had solid performances. Sophomore Alissa Peterson shot an 82 on Tuesday to finish with a 173 for 20th place. Sophomores Sam Hanson and Caitlin Parker also had good tourneys. Hanson shot a 180 and Parker finished with 181. Also for CSC, Ashley Kurtz finished with a 198.
The Eagles will be back on the links Sunday at the Mesa State Invitational.
Montana State Billings, 668; Western New Mexico, 679; Fort Hays State, 680; Mesa State, 686; Nebraska-Kearney, 687; CSU-Pueblo, 695; Chadron State, 697; Regis, 703; Adams State, 715; Colorado Christian, 753; Chadron State (B), 917.
Allison Rowden, 81-82=163; Alissa Peterson, 91-82=173; Sam Hanson, 90-90=180; Caitlin Parker, 90-91=181; Ashley Kurtz, 101-97=198.
Michelle Haynes, 99-99=198; Heather Lutter, 102-114=216; Amanda Watts, 114-123=237; Kirsten Fochert, 143-123=266.
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