Eagles Improve To Seventh After Second Round Of RMAC’s


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The Chadron State College golf team improved by eight strokes as a team during round two of the RMAC Championships on Monday, shooting a 309 (+21) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Eagles are currently tied in seventh place as a team, a jump from ninth place after yesterday.

After shooting the highest round of the five CSC golfers competing yesterday, Alpine Hickstein led the group on day two, finishing with a 73 (+1).

Hickstein, a senior from Chadron, started her day with a bogey on hole one. She proceeded to finish with her day with 14 straight pars before shooting a birdie on hole 16.

Her round ended with a bogey on hole 18, tying her 35th overall.

After finishing yesterday tied in second place, Jordan Grasis shot a 78 (+6) during round two, tying her for ninth place.

Grasis, a junior from Yuma, Arizona, had a triple bogey damper her scorecard on the front nine. Two bogeys also occurred on holes four and seven.

Her back nine had three bogeys between two birdies.

Two other Eagle’s join Hickstein in 35th place.

Brooke Kramer shot an 81 (+9) during round two, while Allison Acosta shot a 78 (+6).

Kramer, a junior from Aurora, Colorado, had three bogeys, a birdie and a double bogey on the front nine. Her back nine consisted of two bogeys and two double bogeys, with one birdie.

Acosta’s round started out exceptionally well with an eagle on the par five second hole. Four bogeys and a birdie also found her card on the front nine, shooting +1.

The junior from Oro Valley, Arizona, shot five bogeys on the back nine.

Kenzey Kanno, a junior from Mitchell, finished round two with an 80 (+8), tying her for 44th place.

Kanno hit in pairs on the front nine. Two birdies, two bogeys and two double bogeys occurred, while two bogeys and a double bogey were shot on the back nine.

CSU-Pueblo leads the tournament currently by over 20 strokes. After shooting +4 (292) as a team during round one, the Thunderwolves improved during round two, finishing with a 290 (+2).

Today will be the third and final round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference golf championships.