(Editor’s note: Montana State University press release)
AURORA, Ore. – Montana State’s women’s golf team completed play at the Rose City Collegiate on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Langdon Farms Golf Club with a seventh-place finish. The Bobcats were led by Kelly Hooper who finished fourth individually, while Coral Schulz tied for 11th overall.
“I’m very happy with Kelly and Coral’s showings this tournament,” Montana State head coach Brittany Basye said. “They showed consistency and hung in there for our team.”
Schulz had the top third round among the Bobcat contingent of golfers with a final round 1-over-par 73. The Whitefish, Mont., native completed play at 8-over 224 and registered the fourth highest amount of pars (39) in the tournament field.
Hooper wrapped up action at the Rose City Collegiate by firing a 5-over 77 and a 220 over the course of two days. The Spokane, Wash., native had the third highest total of birdies (8) in the field and had the best Par 5 scoring (4.83) among individuals.
Grand Canyon’s Courtney Vogel won the individual title by shooting a 211.
Montana State placed seventh as a team with a 54-hole tournament score of 918 strokes (294-307-317). Host Portland State claimed the Rose City Collegiate Crown by carding an 894. The Vikings were followed by Grand Canyon at 897.
The Bobcats were also represented by Delaney Elliott, Clare Dittemore and Hailey Oster. Elliott placed 44th with a tally of 239, while Dittemore and Oster each finished with 243 strokes.
“We’ve got to continue to get better at overcoming things that don’t always go our way and play with what we have on that certain day,” Basye said.
The Bobcats compete in their final tournament of the fall portion of their schedule in less than two weeks. MSU is scheduled to participate in the Pat Lessor Harbottle Invitational in Tacoma, Wash., beginning on Oct. 15.