Sep 11, 2019 1:06 PM

Eagles open golf season successfully in Pueblo

Posted Sep 11, 2019 1:06 PM

By: Kaleb Center

CSC Sports Information

Chadron State College's women's golf team concluded its first tournament of the season on Tuesday, at Pueblo Country Club. The team finished in a tie for seventh, with a two-day score of 317-331-648, matching host Colorado State University-Pueblo exactly.

"We had a really good first day," said Head Women's Golf Coach John Ritzen, "and we played well today, but had a bad last few holes. We were up two strokes on the sixth place team with three to play, and then we had a rough go at it. The record score from yesterday is going to be closer to our average, I think. We have a good group, with some good girls sitting at home, too, so it's going to be interesting."

The Eagles were led on Tuesday by sophomore Alpine Hickstein's 79, while newcomer Allison Acosta dropped six strokes to shoot 81. Four of the six CSC women started their second rounds off with a birdie in either their first or second holes, but the team as a whole was 15-over in its final three.

Hickstein and freshmen Brooke Kramer and Kinsey Smith all completed the tournament among the top half of the field, tying for 13th, 23rd, and 35th, respectively, out of 75 contenders.

In the statistical categories, Hickstein also tied for second in the field on par-five holes.

Dixie State University, which led by five strokes after Monday's round, was just good enough on Tuesday to preserve a one-stroke win over second-place Colorado Mesa University. DSU finished 300-313-.613.

Faith Kilgore of Colorado Christian University pulled away from the pack in round two to take the individual tourney crown by six strokes (70-73-143).

CSC individual scores:

T13, Alpine Hickstein, 77-79-156; T23, Brooke Kramer, 73-88-161; T35, Kinsey Smith, 82-83-165; T44, Allison Acosta, 87-81-168; T48, Anna Branscome, 83-87-170; T57, Abby White, 85-90-175.

Team scores:

1, Dixie State, 300-313-613; 2, Colorado Mesa, 305-309-614; 3, Regis, 305-311-616; 4, Colorado Christian, 314-310-624; 5, UCCS, 316-326-642; 6, MSU Denver, 319-325-644; T7, Chadron State, 317-331-648; T7, CSU-Pueblo, 315-333-648, 9, Westminster, 312-338-650; 10, Western New Mexico, 327-327-654; 11, Fort Lewis, 335-330-665; 12, South Dakota Mines, 348-340-688; 13, Adams State, 350-371-721; 14, Black Hills State, 358-371-729.

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Sep 11, 2019 1:06 PM
CSC cross country meet Saturday morning

By: Con Marshall

CSC Sports Information

The Chadron State College Cross Country Open will be Saturday morning on the southeast portion of the campus. It will involve runners from middle school through college. 

The competition will begin at 9 a.m. with the college men's race. The college women's race will start at 9:45, followed by the high school boys' and girls' meets, in that order. The middle school competition will close out the schedule with the boys and girls running together.

The college men will run 8 kilometers, the college women and the high school boys and girls will run 5 kilometers, while the middle school race will be 1.8 miles in length.

CSC Track and Field Coach Riley Northrup said entries for each of the competitions are still being accepted. Generally only a handful of teams enter the college portion, but as of Monday, a dozen schools from Nebraska and South Dakota had submitted entries for the high school and middle school races.

Last year's high school races drew 105 boys and 80 girls.

Hill City, S.D., was the girls' high school team champion for the third straight time last year when four of its entries placed among the top six. Sidney won the boys' team title by placing four in the top eight and denied Gering its sixth consecutive championship.

Because the new Chadron State track and field facility that is under construction has taken some of the area that was included in the college's cross country course, more of new course is located to the east, Northrup said. The start and finish line will be the same as last year, however.