Eagles Golfers Conclude Season In Phoenix

Photo Courtesy: Kaleb Center, CSC Sports Information

The Chadron State College golf team improved again on Tuesday, by 10 strokes, to finish in ninth place at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships near Phoenix. Twelve teams competed.
“We played a little better on Tuesday,” said Head CSC Golf Coach John Ritzen. “We left a lot of strokes out there, but we stayed positive and finished well. The tournament didn’t end the way we wanted, but it was a great season overall. I’m already excited for next year.”
Four of the five CSC golfers improved from round one on Sunday to round three on Tuesday, to improve the team score from 335 to 318. The Eagles finished with a team showing of 335-328-318 to finish with a total score of 981 in the three-round format. They were 40 strokes ahead of 10th place South Dakota Mines, and 54 behind tourney winner Westminster College of Utah.
CSC sophomore Alpine Hickstein led the Eagles, at a tie for 17th place individually, with a 238-stroke total. She was tied for eighth in the field on par-four holes, at nine-over par, and she tied for 10th in total birdies in the tournament, with five.
Hickstein finished with a showing of 77-83-78-238, to lead the Eagles.
The Westminster College Griffins won the team title, totaling 927 strokes.
Emily Shimkus, was the individual winner at a total of 221.
CSC individual results:
T17, Alpine Hickstein, 77-83-78-238; T30, Brooke Kramer, 84-82-80-246; T35, Allison Acosta, 88-82-79-249; T39, Kenzey Kanno, 86-82-84-252; T41, Kinsey Smith, 90-82-81-253.
Team results:
1, Westminster, 316-312-299-927; 2, UCCS, 320-309-301-930; 3, Colorado Mesa, 318-307-308-933; 4, Regis, 326-307-307-940; 5, MSU Denver, 313-317-317-947; 6, Colorado Christian, 313-313-322-948; 7, CSU-Pueblo, 330-323-308-961; 8, Fort Lewis, 333-320-323-976; 9, Chadron State, 335-328-318-981; 10, South Dakota Mines, 340-343-338-1021; 11, Adams State, 355-355-342-1052; 12, Black Hills State, 370-339-348-1057.