In her first collegiate start Monday, Idaho freshman Sophie Hausmann leads the Idaho women’s golf team and sits in a tie for 14th place at the Colorado State-hosted Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Nottuln, Germany, native shot a 2-over-par 146 for the first two rounds. Hausmann shot a 72 in the first round and a 74 in the second.
Idaho coach Lisa Johnson said Hausmann has a good putting stroke and a lot of international tournament experience.
“She’s a solid player,” Johnson said. “She’s a very good ball striker.”
The Vandals are tied for 10th out of the 17 schools in the field. The Vandals shot a 19-over-par 595.
The teams will play the third and final round Tuesday.
Idaho senior Cassie McKinley and junior Amy Hasenoehrl are tied for 41st after posting 6-over-par 150 scores.
“Cassie worked incredibly hard this summer,” Johnson said. “(She) came back looking better than ever. She’s really bringing a positive, competitive attitude to the team and she’s very excited to finish out her senior year on a really good note.”
Idaho sophomore Kendall Gray sits in a tie for 51st after shooting an 8-over-par 152 and senior Kristin Strankman is tied for 58th with a 9-over-par 153.
Johnson said Idaho played well in the first round and the team made mental mistakes in the second round.
“We’re definitely more fatigued than the first round,” Johnson said. “Our putting was not solid. We didn’t adjust to the green speed. As the day went on the greens slowed down and we didn’t adjust very well.”
Long Beach State leads the field after firing a 2-over-par 578 and Amanda Myers of Northern Colorado sits in first place individually. Myers shot a 3-under-par 141.
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