THORNTON, Colo. - The Fort Hays State women's golf team placed 10th in a 19-team field at the Swan Memorial, hosted by Colorado Christian University at Todd Creek Golf Club. The Tigers finished the event with a three-round total of 990, just two shots back of ninth and nine behind eighth place.
The Tigers sat in 14th after an opening-round score of 340 before finishing day one in 13th thanks to a 14-stroke improvement in round two (326). Fort Hays State kept things going on day two, posting the seventh-best team score on the day at 324 to move up three more spots in the standings.
Morgan Brasser finished in a tie for 18th at 20-over 236. She bounced back after a tough round one, posting consecutive rounds of 3-over 75 after an opening-round 86. Brasser finished the event with six birdies, tied for 12th in the 108-player field. She played the par-fives in 1-under for the week, tied for sixth-best in the field.
Kerrigan Rudolph opened the tournament with a career-low 80 before matching her previous best with an 83 in round three. She followed that up with another 8-over 80 in round three, completing the event at 27-over 243 to finish in a tie for 30th. The sophomore was tied for third in the field in par-three scoring, playing those holes in just 2-over for the week. In comparison, the field scoring average on the par threes for the week was more than eight strokes over par. Rudolph carded five birdies on the week.
Shauna Lee factored into the team scoring in the second and third rounds, firing consecutive rounds of 81 after opening the tournament with an 89 in the first round on Monday. The freshman finished in a tie for 59th at 35-over 251. She recorded a pair of birdies in the tournament.
Lexie Ridder was in the scoring top four for the Tigers in all four rounds, finishing in 83rd with rounds of 86, 87 and 88. The freshman opened the second round with a birdie on the fifth hole. Ella McKee factored into the team scoring in her first collegiate round, opening the tournament with an 88. She finished the week in 98th place with rounds of 101 and 97.
Colorado-Colorado Springs took home the team title, leading wire-to-wire and finishing at 60-over 924. UCCS's Julia Baroth won the individual title with an even-par 216.
The Tigers will now take a week off before returning to the course September 27-28 for the OBU Fall Invitational in Shawnee, Okla.
Full FHSU Results
10th - Fort Hays State - 340 - 326 - 324 -- 990
T18th - Morgan Brasser - +20 - 86 - 75 - 75 -- 236
T30th - Kerrigan Rudolph - +27 - 80 - 83 - 80 -- 243
T59th - Shauna Lee - +35 - 89 - 81 - 81 -- 251
83rd - Lexie Ridder - +45 - 86 - 87 - 88 -- 261
98th - Ella McKee - +70 - 88 - 101 - 97 -- 286