CMU women’s golf team finishes second in S.D.

Colorado Mesa University had four women’s golfers place in the top 20 and finished second as a team in the RMAC’s second conference invitational at Spearfish Country Club in Spearfish, S.D.

CSU-Pueblo won the meet with a two-round score of 623. The Mavericks scored 657. Western New Mexico was third with 668 and Montana State-Billings was fourth with 669.

Mesa junior Sara Swaney tied for sixth at 161, and senior Loren Forney tied for eighth with 162. Mavs freshman Taylor Walters was 14th with 166, and sophomore Zoe Woodworth was 19th with 168.

CSU-Pueblo’s Hee-Leina Kim won individual medalist honors with a 6-over-par 148. She finished seven shots ahead of Arrianna Estrada of Western New Mexico. Michaela Breit of CSU-Pueblo placed third with 156.

Men’s Golf

Freshman Colin Prater carded a 5-under 211 to place 13th and lead the Colorado Mesa men’s golf team to an eighth-place finish in the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational at Tascosa Golf Club in Amarillo, Texas.

Colorado School of Mines took first place, led by individual champion Michael Lee. The RMAC preseason golfer of the year won a playoff with a birdie on the first hole over teammate Jordan Arndt and Ryan Connolly of Wayland Baptist (Texas) University. Each shot 206 through three rounds.

Mines had a team total of 831. Wayland Baptist took second place with 842, Oklahoma Christian placed third with 846, and St. Mary’s (Texas) was fourth with 857.

Colorado Mesa’s Sean Robbins tied for 22nd with 214, Adam Griffith was 38th with 218, and Trenton Schwehr was 47th with 220.

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