Berve tied for fourth in RMAC women’s championships
Jessica Berve carded 11 pars and is tied for fourth place after the first round of the RMAC women’s golf championships at Wigwam Golf Course near Phoenix.
The Colorado Mesa University senior is one of three Mavericks in the top 11 spots, helping Mesa pull into fourth place in the team standings at 334.
Berve is five strokes off the pace set by Dominique Dinallo of CSU-Pueblo, who shot a 3-over-par 75 in Monday’s first round. Faylyn Beyale of Western New Mexico shot a 78, with teammate Haley Raymond at 79.
Berve, who won the RMAC individual title last spring, was only 3-over on the front nine despite a double-bogey 5 on the par-3 fifth hole.
Michelle Stripp is tied for ninth after a first-round 83 and Jennifer Hilts is tied for 11th at 84.
Freshman Alisa Lindsay is 22nd after a first-round 87 and Afton Balling is 26th with an 89 heading into today’s final round.
Western New Mexico leads the team race at 325; CSU-Pueblo is second at 330 and Regis third at 332.
Basalt graduate Jim Knous, a senior at Colorado School of Mines, shot the best score of the second round of the RMAC championships at Wigwam and vaulted from a tie for fifth into second place.
Knous shot 1-under-par 72 in the second round after his morning round of 2-over 64 and is one stroke behind teammate Cory Bacon heading into today’s third and final round.
Bacon opened with a 69, then came in at 75 in the afternoon round and is at even-par 144. Knous is at 145, with the Orediggers leading the team standings at 589.
Colorado Mesa’s Sean Robbins bettered his score by four strokes in the afternoon and is tied for ninth at 8-over 152. Matt Weiss is 13th at 10-over 154 and Brandon Bingaman is tied for 21st at 12-over 156.
Eric Farmer, who was tied for fifth with Knous in the morning round with a 74, struggled to a second-round 86 and fell into a tie for 33rd at 160. Ryan Church is tied for 44th at 166.
The Mavericks are in sixth place after two rounds at 620. Nebraska-Kearney is second behind Mines at 613 and Wetern New Mexico is third at 613.