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Rocky Mountain College golf women finish 2nd in Nevada, men 9th

Posted at 1:25 PM, Mar 21, 2018

(RMC Athletics release)

PRIMM, Nev. – The No. 8 Rocky Mountain College women’s golf team secured a second-place finish at the Battle at Primm after climbing three spots in the second round. The 36-hole event was held at the Primm Valley Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday.

After shooting 316 to place fifth after Monday’s first round, Rocky closed with a 308 on Tuesday to finish with 624 strokes and a runner-up result. The Battlin’ Bears had the second-lowest round of the day in round two.

The team result was anchored by Anna DeMars and her tie for second-place. DeMars was the first round leader after shooting 72 on Monday and then she came back to shoot 76 on Tuesday to finish two strokes off the pace.

Amanda Conner gave Rocky two players in the top-10 by shooting 156 to tie for 10th. Conner shot 79 on Monday and then posted a 77 on Tuesday.

Eryn Ellis placed tied for 12th after scoring 157 over the 36 holes. She jumped 15 spots in the final standings after following Monday’s 83 with a 74 on Tuesday.

Hayden Flohr placed 23rd with 163 strokes and Morgan O’Neil was 32nd with 176 strokes.

No. 3 British Columbia won the team crown with 597 strokes. Kelly Hellman from British Columbia used a final round 72 to earn the individual medalist.

Meantime, Rocky’s seventh-ranked men picked up a ninth-place finish at the Battle at Primm event held on Monday and Tuesday at the Primm Valley Golf Club. The 54-hole event featured 18 teams from across the country.

Rocky was tied from eighth after Mondays two round before falling one spot after Tuesday’s round. The Battlin’ Bears shot 856 during the week to finish as 16-over par as a team. The team put together rounds of 285, 280, and 291.

Michael Tait led the Battlin’ Bears with 208 strokes to tie for 14th. Tait opened the week by shooting 73 in the first round before coming back to score 67 and 68 in rounds two and three respectively. His final round helped him climb six spots in the final standings.

Colton Murphy, Mitchell Thiessen, and Reece Nilsen all tied for 50th after posting scores of 219 over the three rounds. Murphy and Thessen each shot 69 in the second round. HoTae Kim placed tied for 64th after using an opening-round 67 to help him to a 223 for the week.

Top-ranked Oklahoma City claimed the team title by 13 strokes after shooting 811 for the week. David Meyers from OCU took top individual honors by scoring 195 to win by one shot.