6th-Lowest Round In Program History Still Leaves CSC Golfers 7th At Midway Point Of Minnesota Tourney

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Kaleb Center CSC Sports Information Director

The Chadron State College golf team competed in round one at Southwest Minnesota State’s Mustang Invitational on Saturday at Marshall Golf Club, posting a 320, the sixth-lowest round in program history, to enter Sunday’s second and final round in seventh place.

The Eagles put 17 strokes between them and eighth-place Bemidji State. By contrast only 11 strokes separate CSC from second-place Gustavus Adolphus College, an NCAA Division III member from Minnesota.

Leading the tournament after 18 holes was Division II member Augustana University of Sioux Falls, SD, which in 2018 announced its intention to transition to Division I. The Vikings carded a 299 with all four scoring golfers shooting underneath 80.

Alpine Hickstein led CSC with a round one 78, leaving her tied for 11th. Hickstein navigated the course with no more than one-over-par on any hole, while birdieing the par-five hole 14.

Brooke Kramer also avoided any double-bogies or worse with a birdie, getting her’s on the par-5 seventh hole while recording a score of 80. Kramer ended the day in a tie for 13th.

The same could nearly be said of CSC’s Kinsey Smith, who settled in at 81 strokes with a birdie on the par-four 17th hole and a double-bogey on hole 2.

Allison Acosta matched Smith’s 81 to wrap up the team scoring for the Eagles. Smith and Acosta are tied for 17th

Jordan Grasis, competing as an individual, had CSC’s best score – registering a top-10 showing with a card showing 77 strokes.

Ten teams and 64 total competitors were part of the action in Marshall.

The deciding round of golf tees off at 1 p.m. CT, or noon MT, on Sunday. Most of CSC’s players begin at holes two through four, and live results are available at GolfStat.com.

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