Golf earns first ever tournament win

Then-freshman recruit Sabrina Naccarato hits the ball out of the bunker during the women's golf tryouts Aug. 27, 2013. Metro captured their first ever tournament win in the programs two year history Sept. 16, 2014 at the RMAC Event No. 1 against Colorado Christian. Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu

Then-freshman recruit Sabrina Naccarato hits the ball out of the bunker during the women’s golf tryouts Aug. 27, 2013. Metro captured their first ever tournament win in the programs two year history Sept. 16, 2014 at the RMAC Event No. 1 against Colorado Christian.
Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu

The Lady Runners golf team hit a hole in one as they secured their first tournament win in school history.

The Roadrunners opened up Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play Sept. 15 and 16 in Littleton, as five players broke 80 at the Western State RMAC Preview.

The school, in only its second season, shot a team record 304 in day two of the tournament at Raccoon Creek Golf Course.

Metro shot an overall 615 and beat out Regis University (628) and CSU-Pueblo (633), which finished third. Sophomore Cha Cha Willhoite finished second overall with a score of 151, behind CSU-Pueblo’s Leina Kim (140).

Four Runners finished in the top 10 during the tournament. Along with Willhoite, junior Valerie Cruz finished fifth (154), Senior Nathalie Gallacher finished seventh (155) and sophomore Allie Johnston placed eighth (156).

Freshman Kim Moore (t-14) and senior Jazmine Roland (t-31) also played over the two days.

The Lady Runners will compete in the Colorado Mesa Tournament Sept. 29 and 30 in Grand Junction.

Author: Scott Corbridge

Avid sports and Broncos fan. Scott would like to write for a big sports publication such as ESPN or Sports Illustrated since following the works of Rick Reilly. Sports in more than a fad, it’s a passion.

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