Posted 2 years ago

By Post Staff

Emilee Pilkington - RMACGOODYEAR, Ariz. – Three Chadron State College golfers are in the top 25 and the Eagles as a team sit sixth after the opening day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship in Goodyear, Ariz.

The second round begins bright an early Tuesday morning at 6:30.

Western New Mexico leads the nine-team field with 313, while CSU-Pueblo is 4 strokes back. CSC’s round of 353 leaves the Eagles 8 strokes behind 5th-place Colorado Mesa and only 2 strokes ahead of 7th place Colorado Christian.

Junior Emilee Pilkington of Scottsbluff shot an 84…her best round of the season…with a 42 on both the front and back nine and is in 14th place.

Freshmen Emma Harris  of Wahoo and shot an 87 and Karissa Moreland of North Platte are both in the top 25. Harris fired an 87 and is 20th with Moreland tied for 24th at 88.  Two more freshman round out the CSC squad. Schuyler Wetzel of Hot Springs, SD, carded a 94 and Darcy Vernon of Wray, Colo, had a 96.

Because of the spring weather, the Eagles were able to play in only 2 tournaments this spring and haven’t been on the course for a competitive round in two weeks.

Team Scores
Western New Mexico, 313; CSU-Pueblo, 317; Regis, 320; Adams State, 333; Colorado Mesa, 345; Chadron State, 353; Colorado Christian, 355; Black Hills State, 363.

Chadron State Scores
Emilee Pilkington, 42-42—84; Emma Harris, 42-45—87; Karissa Moreland, 44-44—88; Schuyler Wetzel, 50-44—94; Darcy Vernon, 49-47—96.