49ers in eighth place after 36-holes at Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Long Beach State women's golf team finished day one in the season opening Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic in eighth place at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo.
LBSU shot a 304 in the opening round and came back with a five-shot improvement for a 299 to finish with a 36-hole score of 27-over 603.
Texas Tech leads the field of 17 teams at 1-under 575 as the Red Raiders holds a comfortable 11-stroke lead over second-place New Mexico (+10) and 14 shots over third-place Louisville (+13).
Senior Simone Hoey and freshman Kassidy Teare were the top players for LBSU, tying for 18th at 5-over-par 149.
Hoey carded an opening round 73 to tie for 13th, collecting four birdies, nine pars and five bogeys. In the second round, the Rancho Cucamonga native turned in a 76, with two birdies, two bogeys and one double-bogey.
Teare, playing in her first collegiate tournament, shot an opening round 78, collecting only two birdies for the round with four bogeys and two double-bogeys. In second round play, Teare improved by seven strokes to turn in a 1-under 71, highlighted by six birdies to end the day.
Junior Rochelle Chan is just one-shot behind with a 6-over 150, tying for 23rd. Chan carded a 78 in the opening round to tie for 54th and moved up in the standings after 36 holes to improve by six strokes for a 72.
Manon DeRoey of New Mexico leads the field of 90 players with a 7-under 137, holding a three-shot lead over two players tied for second.
Final round play concludes on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. (PST). LBSU will be paired with San Jose State and Fresno State for the final 18 holes. Live play can be followed on Golfstat.com.