Kaleb Center CSC Sports Information Director
The Chadron State College golf team finished round one tied for first place, in a tournament in Marshall, Minnesota, hosted by Southwest Minnesota State University at Marshall Golf Club.
The Eagles finished the day with the third-lowest 18-hole score in program history, firing 310 with three top-10 golfers in the top 10 of 82 participants.
“The ladies played well today and put themselves in position to compete for a first place finish tomorrow,” said CSC Head Golf Coach John Ritzen. “It was a windy day, so we had to work hard to stay focused for the entire round. Tomorrow will be a good test for us. We’ll see how we respond.”
CSC tied with Augustana for the tournament lead. The Eagles, true to form, scored the most holes at even par among the field by three, taking 52 holes to the standard.
Junior Jordan Grasis finished the day in fourth, with a score of 75. She tied for first in the tourney, with four others, shooting an even score on par threes.
Kinsey Smith, another junior, was tied for the lead in pars, to help the team lead. She was eighth individually after 18 holes, with a 77, carding 14 holes at even par.
Tied for ninth was senior Alpine Hickstein, with 78 strokes. She shot a birdie and 11 pars.
Junior Kenzey Kanno also scored, with 80 strokes.
Augustana University, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, also shot a 310 to tie the Eagles for first. Both teams were 10 strokes ahead of Minnesota State-Mankato, which was third after Saturday’s round.
Annika Reierson, of NCAA Division III Gustavus Adolphus College, led the individual table with an even-par 72 strokes. Her team was seventh in the team standings.
A shotgun is set for 8:30 a.m. MT on Sunday.