Mesa State women’s golf team in second at Central Regional
The chilly weather did not seem to bother the Mesa State College women’s golf team.
The Mavericks shaved 19 strokes off their team score Monday to move into second place in the NCAA Division II Central Region tournament at Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul, Minn.
Augustana (S.D.) College remained first with a two-round score of 651. Mesa State is 18 shots back at 669. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) is one stroke back of Mesa at 670.
Four of the five Mesa players had better rounds, led by Kristina Casillas, who shot 77 Monday to move up to fifth with teammate Jennifer Hilts a two-round score of 162.
Upper Iowa’s Jill Pressehl moved up to first with 156 after shooting a second-round low of 76. She leads by one stroke over Maggie Leland of Augustana (157).
Mesa’s Jessica Berve is tied for 13th with 169, Afton Balling is 41st with 184 and Michelle Stripp is 46th with 186.
Mesa State is in 19th place out of 20 teams after one round in the NCAA West-Central Regional tournament in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Mavericks shot a combined score of 310 and are 27 strokes behind the leader, Sonoma State (Calif.) with 283.
CSU-Monterey Bay’s Dylan Jackson and unaffiliated individual Keith Okasaki lead with a four-under-par 68.
Mesa had three players shoot a five-over-par 77, Brandon Bingaman, Adam Golesh and Michael Reeve. Anthony Lopez shot 79 and Eric Farmer scored 81.
The Colorado School of Mines’ Jim Knous of Basalt is tied for 34th with a 74.