Posted 2 years ago

By Post Staff

Darcy VernonThe Chadron State women’s golf team improved their score by 9 strokes on the 2nd and final day of the RMAC championships outside Phoenix, but couldn’t move up from 6th place. The Eagles 342 yesterday left them at 695…exactly midway between the 5th and 7th place finishers.

Western New Mexico…which led by 4 strokes after the first round…shot a sizzling 301 yesterday and smoked the field, winning by 24 strokes over Colorado State-Pueblo with a 614.

The Mustangs were led by individual champion Arianna Estrada…who was hot both days, shooting an 82 and 83 to finish at 1-over 145. That’s 6 strokes better than anyone else.

CSC’s top placer was freshman Emma Harris, who finished tied for 16th at 169 after improving her score by 5 strokes with an 82…her best round of the spring. The rest of the Eagles finished between 22nd and 29th.

Karissa Moreland shot 174, junior Emilee Pilkington…the only non-freshman…carded a 177 after seeing her score go up 9 strokes in the second round, Darcy Vernon ended at181 and Schuyler Wetzel finished at183. Pilkington and Vernon bot had their best scores of the spring during the tournament.

Chadron State will end its season by hosting South Dakota School of Mines in a dual Thursday at the Ridgeview Country Club in Chadron. It begins at 9:30 a.m. The teams had 2 triangulars with Black Hills State cancelled this spring because of the weather.