CSC Golf Sets Records During Round One In Billings

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Photo Courtesy/Jayson Ortiz/CSU-Pueblo

The Chadron State College golf team is tied in first with RMAC foe South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Jordan Grasis is leading the group after round one of the Yellowjacket Fall Invitational in Billings, Montana on Monday.

The Eagles shot +16 (304) as a team during the round, tying their school record for the team’s low round.

Grasis, a senior from Yuma, Arizona, set a new school record for lowest individual round after firing a 69 (-3) and had had two eagles on her scorecard, making her the schools record holder for eagles in a career with five. She is also the first golfer in school history to have two eagles in the same round.

The front nine consisted of three birdies, one bogey and double-bogey and her first eagle for Grasis to finish at 34 (-2). On the back nine she had a birdie, two bogeys and her second eagle of the round to finish -1 (35).

Grasis currently leads the tournament by five strokes ahead of Valentina of Zuleta of Rocky Mountain College at +2 (74).

Tied ninth on the leaderboard is Kinsey Smith of Windsor, Colorado. The senior had three bogeys on the front nine before three bogeys and a birdie on the back to finish at +5 (77).

Payton Wise, a sophomore from Kimball Nebraska, is tied in 11th place after shooting a 78 (+6) during the round. Wise had a birdie with two bogeys on the front nine and five bogeys on the back nine.

A senior from Aurora, Colorado, Brooke Kramer is currently tied in 15th place. Kramer had three bogeys on the front nine and five more on the back nine to finish at +8 (80).

Allison Acosta was the fifth golfer in the lineup for the Eagles. Acosta, a senior from Oro Valley, Arizona, shot +8 on the front nine and +6 on the back nine to finish tied for 30th.

Aubree Heinsma, a sophomore from Windsor, Colorado and Kenzey Kanno, a senior from Mitchell, Nebraska, both competed individually. Heinsma finshed tied 23rd after shooting +11 (83), while Kanno shot an 88 (+16), tying her for 36th.

Rocky Mountain College is in four strokes back in third place in the field of nine teams. CSC will look to take a solo lead during tomorrow’s round two.