(Editor’s note: RMC Athletics release)

HELENA – The Rocky Mountain College women’s golf team cruised to its second win of the season with a record-setting performance at the Carroll College Invitational held at the Green Meadows Country Club on Monday and Tuesday. Rocky has now won both of the Frontier Conference events played this fall.

Rocky dominated the 36-hole event by tying and then breaking both the school and conference team records. The Battlin’ Bears tied the Rocky and Frontier record by shooting 290 in Monday’s opening round. The team then came back on Tuesday to set the records at 284 for a total of 574.

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“I am so proud of this team and their performance this week,” Rocky head coach Aaron Pohle said. “To follow a record tying round with a better round is amazing. Their mental game was very strong and they did a good job of staying present.”

Rocky won the event by 36 strokes over Lewis-Clark State. They dominated the five par-5 holes, shooting 9-under over the two rounds for an average of 4.92 strokes per hole. The Battlin’ Bears led all teams with 32 birdies and 113 pars during the week.

Three Rocky players finished in the top five and all five Battlin’ Bears placed in the top 10 of the final individual rankings.

Anna DeMars led the team with a 4-under 140. She shot 70 during each round of the event and led all players by averaging 3.88 strokes on the par-4 holes. DeMars made eight birdies and 24 pars.

Eryn Ellis finished third after shooting 141 for the week. After an opening round of 72, Ellis came back to shoot 69 on Tuesday. That was the lowest round by a Rocky player for the week and second-lowest round of any player in the field of 39. Ellis led the tournament with 27 pars while adding six birdies and shooting 1-under on the par-3 holes.

Hayden Flohr shot 72-72 to place fifth with 144 strokes. She tied DeMars with eight birdies and posted 21 pars. Flohr shot 2-over on the par-3 holes and was 2-under on the par-5 holes.

Amanda Conner used 20 pars and five birdies to shoot 151. That placed her seventh overall after shooting 76-75.

Morgan O’Neil placed eighth by recording 152 strokes. She tallied five birdies and 21 pars while scoring 2-uner of the par-5 holes.

Emily Aga and Kaitlyn Fleming played as individuals for Rocky. Aga shot 162 to finish 16th and Fleming was 24th with 166 strokes.

Rocky will close out the Frontier Conference schedule next week at the Lewis-Clark State College Invite. The tournament will be played at Lewiston Country Club on October 2-3.

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