Rams quickly get back on track for show at Spanish Trail
Tournament: The show at the Spanish Trail
Date: February 14-15, 2022
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada.
Route: Spanish Trail Country Club
Par/Yardage Course: Par 72 / 6,400 yards
Host website: https://unlvrebels.com
Live score: https://csura.ms/3HMZUp4
Tournament Ground (16): Colorado State, UNLV, Augusta, Cal Poly, Fresno State, Furman, Gonzaga, Grand Canyon, James Madison, Nevada, New Mexico, North Florida, Old Dominion, UC Davis, UC Irvine , Washington
Next on the tee: Colorado State continues its spring slate at The Show at Spanish Trail, Feb. 14-15. The two-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by UNLV, is held at the Spanish Trail Country Club (Par 72 – 6,400 yards) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Programming for the show at the Spanish Trail: The Rams are competing in the play-five, count-four event this week at Spanish Trail Country Club. For CSU, the composition will be:
1. Sofia Torres
2. Andrea Bergsdottir
3. Gaby Minier
4. Pemika “Fantasy” Arphamongkol
5. Lacey Uchida
Handicapping the pitch in Las Vegas: Augusta, Cal Poly, Fresno State, Furman, Gonzaga, Grand Canyon, James Madison, Nevada, New Mexico, North Florida, Old Dominion, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and Washington Join Colorado State in Hosting UNLV for the 2022 event.
Last outing: .Colorado State staged its second-under-par round of the tournament and moved up two spots to finish seventh at the 2022 FAU Paradise Invitational Feb. 7-8. The two-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by Florida Atlantic University, was played at the Raven and Falcon nine at Osprey Point Golf Club (Par 72 – 6,204 yards) in Boca Raton, Florida.
The Rams came out and finished their second round early in the morning, finishing at 8 of 296 to take ninth place at 4 of 580. CSU reunited it in the Final 18, shooting its second 4-under 284 of the event and improved from ninth to seventh in the final standings to 864, even by. six past Mississippi State at 23-under 841. South Florida was fourth at 11-under 853, with Missouri rounding out the top five teams at 7-under 857.
Second year Sofia Torres shot a 2-under 70 in the final to finish 4-under 212 in 14th. The 2 under-70 in the final round tied the season record, while the 212 total is a career-low eight shots in his first under-par tournament at CSU. It was also Torres’ fifth career top 20.
“Sofia had a great week with three straight under par,” said the head coach. Laura Cilek noted. “She played with confidence and had confidence in her game, which is great to see!”
On his birthday, junior Andrea Bergsdottir celebrated by also posting a 2-under 70 in the last 18 tied for 21st at 1-under 215. It was also a career-low 54 hole total for Bergsdottir and a round at the lowest of the season, tied with his first round. Junior Gaby Minier and freshman Pémika Arphamongkol tied for 40th at 3 out of 219, while freshman year Lacey Uchida tied for 59th at 8 of 224. Mississippi State’s Julia Lopez Ramirez took medalist honors by four strokes, finishing at 16 under 200.
“I felt like our whole team had prepared well over the past two weeks, and it was nice to see them come out and put on a tournament,” Cilek continued. “It’s been a great start to the spring season, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the spring with this crew!” We knew it was going to be more difficult. There were certainly some teaching moments today. They will only learn if they make the choice and see the difference in the outcome. It was definitely a day where we learned a lot, and sometimes it’s hard and disappointing, but those are the days when you get the most out of it.”
Learn more about the spring opening: There were several other highlights from the FAU Paradise Invitational spring opening.
The first and third rounds for the Rams are the lowest of the season and tied for the sixth-lowest rounds in program history.
CSU’s 54-hole par total of 864 is the fourth-lowest score ever for the Rams.
The team’s current average of 295.47 is the lowest current single-season average and the program’s lowest compared to par so far.
Sofia Torres shot a 4-under 214 at the event, which is tied for the 10th best event performance of all time.
Junior Andrea Bergsdottir currently ranks fourth in career scoring average while fellow juniors Gaby Minier is ninth on the list.
Fast Five for the 2021-22 season:
This is the sixth tournament for the Rams this season as CSU is coming off its best 18 (4-under 284) and 54-hole (even par 864) scores of the year.
The Rams have three individual top-10 and 11 top-25 finishes this season, with the top 11-25 going to five separate players (Panchalika Arphamongkol, Andrea Bergsdottir, Gaby Minier, Sofia Torres and Lacey Uchida).
The Rams are the only college team in the country to feature two pairs of sisters on the roster (Panchalika & Pémika Arphamongkol and Thea & Tomine Bjerkelo).
The head coach Laura Cilek is in his fourth year as leader of the Rams.
CSU is firing the top five scorers from last year, but all three freshmen have cracked the roster at least once each so far this season.
Friend Honored as an American Scholar: First-year student Panchalika Arphamongkol was named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) 2020-21 All-American Scholar Team as the association announced its annual honors. Criteria to be named an All-American Scholar include a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
Overall, 1,432 female collegiate golfers have received the prestigious All-American Scholar honor, including 38 combined from Mountain West.
On the world stage: Two Rams on the current roster are ranked among the top 1,200 players in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings, as of Feb. 5. The ranking is based on their average performance in selected tally events over the past two calendar years.
Andrea Bergsdottir 1116
Sofia Torres 1171
Future : CSU will have nearly a month of practice before resuming the tournament March 10-13 at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Arizona.