Frontier Golf: Oredigger Men and Women in second place after first round
It was a solid first day yesterday at the Frontier Conference Golf Championships in Henderson, NV. The following is from a press release from Montana Tech Director of Athletics, Matt Stepan:
HENDERSON, Nevada - The Montana Tech men’s and women’s golf teams both sit in second place after the first round of the Frontier Conference Championships at Reflection Bay Golf Club.
“I thought we had some nerves on our first nine holes on both the men’s and women’s side which is to be expected, but we stayed positive and played a lot better on the back as the day went on,” said Oredigger Head Coach Sean Ryan. Both the Oredigger men and women trail Rocky Mountain College. The Montana Tech men shot a 324 (+36) while the women shot a 353 (+65). The Oredigger men are 22 strokes in front of the Saints from Carroll College who sit in third and the Oredigger women hold a 27-shot advantage of Carroll. “We definitely didn’t play our best today, but we hung in there on a very difficult golf course. I saw a lot of things to be proud of today and I think we’re sitting in a fine spot with two rounds to play.”
Montana Tech’s Matt Hobbs sits in fourth place overall after firing an opening 75 (+3) while Gabe Witham is 7th after shooting a 6-over-par 78. Freshman Joe Opitz shot an opening round 84 and is 9th overall while Blake Loberg and Nick Pasquarello each fired an 87 and are T-13th. “Matt and Gabe played solid today to lead the men and are both within striking distance going into the second round where I think they can improve their scores. I think all the guys can settle in tomorrow and put together a much more consistent team score.”
On the women’s side, freshman Emma Woods is in fourth overall after firing an opening round 83. Samantha Benson is seventh after recording an 88. Cierra Sundheim and Franchi Ceartin are both T-11 after firing rounds of 91 and Kodie Hoagland is 15th after posting a 95. “I’m really proud of all the ladies today, they kept their composure after some big numbers and were able to stay in it. Emma and Sami played great and are both in the Top-10. I know they both had some bumps in the road during their round, but they had short memories and were able to put together solid rounds. I look for us all to improve a great deal tomorrow now that the nerves have gone away, “ added Coach Ryan.
The Orediggers will tee off for their second round of the Frontier Conference Championships on Tuesday morning starting at 7:10 A.M. PDT.
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