(MSU Billings release)
BURNABY, B.C. - Leading the Montana State University Billings women’s golf team in her debut with the squad, junior Avery Gill posted a respectable 162 (79-83) at the SFU True North Classic at Richmond Country Club in Richmond, British Columbia. Gill finished with a team low score and tied for 25th individually amongst a field of 11 teams.
Not far behind Gill was junior Renae Heisler, who carded 166 (82-84) to finish tied for 31st. The Yellowjackets fell one position from Monday to ninth place with an overall team score of 666 (325-341). Simon Fraser University won the event on their home course with a two round overall score of 595 (295-300). Monday and Tuesday also marked the first ever NCAA golf tournament held in Canada.
Sophomore Tierney Messmer added four shots from round one to round two and finished tied for 35th with a total score of 168 (82-86). Kinsey Irvin was 42nd with a score of 170 (82-88).
Junior Sydney Rochford improved her first round 94 to 88 on day two for a total score of 182 (56th place). Teammate sophomore Jalen Wagner shot 201 (104-97) to take 57th overall.
NEXT UP: The Yellowjackets play in the Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate September 23-24 at Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear Arizona. The team has five total fall events ending with the MSUB/RMC Ryder Cup in Billings October 19-20.
THE BUZZ: Avery Gill was named St. Vincent Healthcare player of the game for the Yellowjackets.
SFU TRUE NORTH CLASSIC
Richmond Country Club | Richmond, British Columbia
Final Results | September 17, 2019
Team – 1.Simon Fraser, 595 (295-300); MSU Billings, 666 (325-241). Individual – 1. Jaya Rampuri, SFU, 144 (72-72); T25. Avery Gill, MSUB, 162 (79-83); T31, Renae Heisler, MSUB, 166 (82-84); 42. Kinsey Irvin, MSUB, 170 (82-88); 56. Sydney Rochford, MSUB, 182 (94-88); 57. Jalen Wagner, MSUB, 201 (104-97).