|Posted March 27, 2007|
HAYS, Kan. - Nicole Madrid placed second to help
the Colorado State University-Pueblo women's golf team to a
third-place finish at the Fort Hays State Invite at Smoky Hill Golf
Course on Tuesday.
The teams had to play through drizzling rain for most of the day but it didn't seem to slow down the ThunderWolves, who shot a 375 as a team, which was 13 strokes better than the day before.
Madrid, a junior from Pueblo, carded a Tuesday-best round of 84 to finish with a 2-day total of 170 (+26). She finished two shots off the pace set by Regis' Cecilia Silfverskio. Kelsie Paul of Fort Hays State was third, one shot behind Madrid.
Fort Hays State comfortably won the team side of the event by 34 strokes over second-place Regis. The ThunderWolves, who started the final round in fifth place, jumped to third, finishing ahead of fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schools Chadron State and Adams State.
Rebekah Schlichting placed ninth for CSU-Pueblo after putting up rounds of 88 and 94, respectively. Amanda Berger had the biggest improvement for her first round. After shooting an 103 on Monday Berger fired an 86 in the final round to move into 12th place overall.
The ThunderWolves will be back in action next weekend when they take part in the Colorado Christian Invite at Foothills Golf Course in Denver.