Kim Welch in Third Place After Two Rounds at Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic
Sept. 9, 2002
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Washington State Sophomore Kim Welch sits in third place after two rounds Monday at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic at Fort Collins, Colo.
Welch, a native of Sacramento, Calif., fired a 2-under 70 in the first round, and than torched the Ptarmigan Country Club for the second best round of the day with a 3-under 69. Welch's second round performance tops her season low score of 70 from last year, which she posted at the 2001 Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic, and puts her just one shot back from leaders Lynette Duran (-6, 70-68) of Colorado State, and Sarah Sasse (-6, 69-69) of Nebraska.
Washington State finished Monday's doubleheader in eighth place out of a field of 17 schools, and just four shots out of sixth place San Francisco (+31, 607). WSU jumped up the team leaderboard with the help of a strong second round that saw their scoring lower by 17 strokes.
Stephanie Parsley cut her strokes by seven in the second round to finish the day in a tie for 48th and just five shots back from a top 25 finish. Sophomore Jay Lee Longbottom shot just 1-over par in the second round to improve her scoring by 9 shots over the first round, and put her in a tie for 40th heading into tomorrow's final round. Katharine Dorris carded two consecutive rounds of 80 for a tie for 60th, and Donna Bell is in 77th place on the day to round out the Cougar contingent.
Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic
Team Results: T1. Baylor (+8, 584), T1. Colorado State (+8, 584), 3. Nebraska (+13, 589), 4. Nevada (+19, 595), 5. Denver (+24, 600), 6. San Francisco (+31, 607), 7. Colorado (+33, 609), 8. WSU (+35, 611), 9. Texas El Paso (+40, 616), 10. Long Beach State (+43, 619), 11. Boise State (+44, 620), T12. Northern Arizona (+49, 625), T12. Weber State (+49, 625), 14. North Texas (+51, 627), 15. Montana State (+70, 646), 16. Wyoming (+79, 655), 17. Gonzaga (+81, 657).
Top Five Individuals: T1. Lynette Duran, Colorado State (-6, 70-68), T1. Sarah Sasse, Nebraska (-6, 69-69), 3. Kim Welch, WSU (-5, 70-69), T4. Melanie Hagewood, Baylor (-1, 71-72), T4. Mayumi Motoyama, Colorado State (-1, 74-69).
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