Women’s golf team finishes tournament in sixth place

Devon Martinez 

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     After falling to eighth place on day one of the two-day Westminster College Wasatch Invitational in Utah, the five competing UCCS women’s golfers improved their scores, boosting the team to sixth place to finish the match. 

     The tournament included 14 teams who played on Oct. 8 and 9. It was UCCS’ second invitational this season after finishing their opener at the CCU Swan Memorial in first place.  

     Redshirt senior Julia Baroth, who was named RMAC’s Women’s Golfer of the Week in mid-September, entered day two of the tournament tied for 25th place, but ended with a tie for 12th place with a 154 score: 80 on the first day and 74 on day two. She also finished with 26 pars, the most by any individual golfer at the tournament.  

     This helped the team finish second in pars with 108. UCCS also hit eight total birdies in the tournament, with five on day two.  

     Sophomore Emily Shimkus contributed to three of those birdies on day two and joined Baroth in 12th place. She took six strokes off the first day’s round with 11 pars to close the tournament with a total score of 154.   

     According to Go Mountain Lions, Shimkus and Baroth both also ended last season in the All-RMAC First Team.  

     Following them was sophomore Jordyn Allen, who was six strokes behind with a 160. She ended up in 29th place and hit a birdie on par 4 hole No. 8, adding 11 pars on day two for the match.  

     Senior Dakotah Kreil and freshman Rachel Penzenstadler also individually added birdies on day two. Kreil ended in 35th place with a 162 score and 11 pars.  Penzenstadler had a 48th place finish tie with a 166 score.  

     Colorado Christian University won the team title for the tournament. 

     UCCS will head to the Colorado State Pueblo Farmers Insurance Invitational at Pueblo Country Club on Oct. 11-12 for their third tournament this season.  

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