Rosol ties for 11th, women finish 11th at Wyoming Cowgirl Classic

Zach Perry

Zach Perry

The SDSU women’s golf team finished 11th out of 20 teams at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic on April 6 to 7. The event took place at the 6,108-yard, par-72 Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz.

The Jackrabbits got a career performance from senior Amanda Rosol who finished tied for 11th at 231 (78-74-79). The 231 was a career-best for Rosol in a 54-hole tournament. She also shot a career-low 74 in the second round, as well as her personal 36-hole low at 152 after the first two rounds of the tournament.

“Her performance was very steady all week, and something I hope she can continue going into the end of the season,” head coach Jared Baszler said. “Amanda really likes Ocotillo, and this is the third year in a row going to that tournament, which is always beneficial.”

Sydney Sturdevant improved in each round and ended the tournament tied for 48th at 241 (83-80-78). Holly Opatz shot a 248 (79-87-82) to tie for 69th, and Whitney Schrader rounded out the Jackrabbit scoring tied for 75th with a 251 (88-77-86).

Rebecca Swords shot a first-round 81 but was forced to withdraw from the competition due to a severe nosebleed.

Baszler was pleased to see the team rebound from a last-place finish in the Larry Nelson Invitational just one week prior to the Cowgirl Classic.

“Our scores improved greatly, as did our placing, and this field was relatively tougher,” Baszler said. “Considering we did all that with just four golfers was even more impressive.”

Kelly Gillum of Montana State shot a 222 (76-72-74) and won a playoff against Bethany Leclair (77-69-76) of Northern Arizona to take the individual title.

Ali Carter of Northern Arizona carded a 224 (73-78-73) to take third. Taylor Siebert (77-78-70 – 225) of Fresno State and Brooke Green (70-80-76 – 226) of Sacramento State finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The team competition was won by Northern Arizona with a three-round score of 908 (309-296-303). In second place – and just one stroke behind at 909 – was Fresno State (303-306-300).

Finishing third was Sacramento State at 930 (309-312-309), while UC-Riverside (322-313-301) and Gonzaga (320-309-307) finished tied for fourth place at 936.

SDSU was at the Summit League Championships at the Katke-Cousins Golf Course in Rochester, Mich., on April 20 to 21. The team placed fifth. Last season, the Jackrabbit women finished as runner-up to the champions from Oral Roberts.