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Griffins finish fourth at RMAC Fall Preview

By Eric Stephens, Director of Athletic Communications and Events at Westminster College


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.–The Westminster women's golf team backed up a solid day 1 of play with a team score of 310 on day 2, finishing fourth over all at the RMAC Fall Preview. The tournament, hosted by Colorado Mesa University and held at Tiara Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction, Colorado, was the first opportunity this season to see who the potential contenders are this year in the RMAC.

The Lady Griffins were just one shot out of a tie for second with 2 other RMAC schools, and 11 back of tournament champs University of Tampa.

Cassie Campos led the way, following up her day one 73 with a 5 over 76 to finish tied for sixth individually. Karen Valcarce shot 79, finishing t-15. Jesella de Jesus shot 78 (t-24), Kanna Crosland 77 (t-35), and Jobi Einerson had 81 (t-41) completing a total team effort. University of Tampering a's Kiira Riihijarvi won the event in impressive fashion, shooting a 2 day total of 130, 12 under par.

Coach Denise Larson expressed her satisfaction with the team. “I believe our performance surprised a few of our competitors this week, but I know these are the type of team scores we are capable of shooting this year. The girls are building confidence and playing well. I look forward to seeing them continue to excell this year.”

Additional tournament highlights included Campos playing the par 3's at three under par, helping the team lead the field in par 3 scoring with a 3.03 stroke average per hole. The Griffins also had the most pars of any school, 102, over the two days.

The Griffins return to action Oct. 1-2 at the Dixie State Classic. The two-day event will be held at the Sand Hollows Golf Course.