(Editor’s note: Montana State University press release)
MARICOPA, Arizona – The Montana State golf team completed action at the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club on Tuesday, April 9, by taking 18th in the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.
The Bobcats finished play with a final-round score 308 strokes. Montana State’s third-round mark was its best of the tournament and helped MSU complete play with a total of 929. The Bobcats finished ahead of Montana (933) and CSU Bakersfield (936). UTEP won the team title by a stroke over Santa Clara with an 884 total.
Three MSU golfers completed their final rounds with scores in the 70s. Senior Clare Dittemore recorded four birdies and ended the day with a 3-over-par 75. Junior Delaney Elliott followed her by carding a 76 and freshman Sofia Rodriguez Todd fired a 77.
“I was happy to have Sofia, Delaney and Clare in the mid 70s today,” Montana State head coach Brittany Basye said. “We’re just looking for four scores in the 70s so we don’t have to count anything in the 80s.”
Dittemore and Rodriguez Todd each finished the tournament tied for 63rd. The two shot 15-over 231 through 54 holes. Kelly Hooper shot a final-round 80 and ended the meet tied for 72nd with a 233. Elliott tied for 81st with a three-round score of 236. Coral Schulz fired an 83 on Tuesday and completed play in 102nd place with a 245.
“We have a few days to prepare for conference,” Basye said. “Then we’ll tee it up on the 19th and see what happens!”
New Mexico State’s Suthavee Chanachai earned individual medalist honors by carding an 8-under-par 208. Santa Clara’s Sarah Busey and Northern Colorado’s Beah Cruz tied for second by scoring a 4-under 212.
Montana State returns to competition on April 19 when the Bobcats make their debut at the Big Sky Conference Golf Championship in Boulder City, Nevada.