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Rocky Mountain College women place 3rd in Oregon, men 11th in Georgia

Posted at 9:13 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 23:51:12-04

(Editor’s note: RMC Athletics release)

SALEM, Ore.– Led by Eryn Ellis’ fourth place finish, Rocky Mountain College’s 10th-ranked golf women finished third Tuesday at the Corban Spring Invite.

The Battlin’ Bears ended the tournament with a team score of 632 to finish behind only British Columbia and Oregon Tech in a field of 12 teams. British Columbia won with a score of 591 while conference rival Lewis-Clark State finished seven strokes behind RMC in fourth.

Ellis tied with British Columbia’s Avril Li in fourth place after carding 10-over-par 154. The senior finished Monday with 74 before pulling in 80 on Tuesday.

Hayden Flohr’s rounds of 80 and 78 placed her in 11th with 158 strokes. Teammate Amanda Conner finished right behind her in a tie for 12th on a score of 159.

Anna DeMars shot 18-over-par 162 for a 19th place finish while Morgan O’Neil tied in 20th on a score of 163.

Scoring two under par, British Columbia’s Esther Lee took home individual medalist honors with 154 strokes.

The Battlin’ Bears will travel to Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz., next week to play in the Frontier Conference Championship April 15-17.

Facing some of the top teams in NAIA Rocky’s 9th-ranked men placed in 11th during the Roadrunner Classic in Rocky Face, Ga.

Lightning and storms cut the first day short, but sunshine cleared up The Farm Golf Course for the final round. Standing 11th after the first round, the Battlin’ Bears remained there for the entirety of the tournament with a total team score of 923. Top-ranked Coastal Georgia won with a score of 868.

Rocky’s Michael Tait and Reece Nilsen tied each other for 35th place with 229 total strokes. Both shot a score of 75 in the first round. Tait scored 75 and Nilsen pulled in 78 in the second round before swapping those scores in the third.

Colton Murphy placed in 43rd after shooting 14-over-par 230. HoeTae Kim finished in 56th with 235 strokes while Schaefer Paladichuk ended Tuesday in 62nd with 239.

The Battlin’ Bears will look to secure their ticket to nationals at the Frontier Conference Championship next week. The action will take place April 15-17 at Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz.