Roadrunners master RMAC golf tournament, records

They didn’t get the green jacket, but they did take home the hardware.

The Lady Runners golf team set records for lowest round and lowest tournament score on their way to Metro’s first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship April 21 at Coldwater Golf Club in Arizona.

The Roadrunners won with a 298 in the second round which broke Western New Mexico’s record of 299 in 2012, and with its 301 April 20, the 599 was enough to break the 607 record that was set twice before.

Metro finished 19 shots ahead of CSU-Pueblo and with the golf program in its second year under head coach Ben Portie, the team hopes to win more.

Two tied for third place in the tournament with sophomore Cha Cha Willhoite and senior Nathalie Gallacher both shooting 147 just behingd Hee-Leina Kim and Julie Sanchez of CSU-Pueblo.

Sophomore Allie Johnston and junior Valerie Cruz finished eighth and ninth respectively with a 152 (78-74) score for Johnston and 153 (77-76) for Cruz.

Gallacher was named the RMAC golfer of the week April 16 for the second time in her career.

Gallacher previously won the Maverick Spring Invitational April 13 and 14 in Grand Junction. She shot a 144 with a 73 first round and 71 second round score. Gallacher’s first tournament win was also in the Maverick Spring Invitational in 2014.

The Maverick Invite was the second time this season that the Roadrunners won, also winning the  Colorado Christian RMAC event in which five Runners finished over 80.

The event was the first ever tournament win for the Lady Roadrunners.

Hopefully next season will bring more tournament wins for Metro.

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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