The Colorado Mesa Women’s Golf team traveled to Chandler, Arizona to finish off their spring season at the RMAC Championships.

The Mavericks had three golfers out of a twelve women roster finish within the top 15 in the individual rankings.

Freshman Hannah More had the best overall finish for Colorado Mesa as she tied for ninth with Cassidy Volmer from South Dakota School of Mines & Tech.  More shot a 79 on both days which made her finish 14 over par, a 158 total score.  

More was an All-Conference and an All-State Selection back in high school where she graduated from Mullen High School.

Senior Taylor Walters, who finished first overall in the RMAC Championships last year, placed eleventh last week in Chandler.  She shot a 77 in the first round and a 82 in the second which gave her the second best finish on the team.  

Ashlyn Kirschner placed two spots behind Walters as she tied for thirteenth with Regis’ Kelsey Thompson.  Kirschner shot a 83 in the first round but shot a solid 77 in the second round to help her tie with Thompson.

Colorado Mesa, as a team, scored a 321 in the first round of play and then shot a 320 in the second.  The Mavericks scored a 65 over par by the end of the tournament in which gave them their fourth place finish.

The Mavericks are coming out of the RMAC Championships a bit disappointed after placing fourth. During the regular season, Mesa defeated a mass majority of the other RMAC teams in other invites and tournaments prior to the RMAC’s with the exception of Regis, who ended up placing first in Arizona.

“We have a young, talented, and deep roster. We have 12 on the roster and they all can play. They received some valuable tournament experience this year that should pay off next season.” Said Head Coach Scott Hansen.

Hansen, just finished up his ninth season as head coach of the Women’s Golf team. He led the team to the NCAA Championships four times in his coaching career.     

The team will be losing a valuable senior in Taylor Walters, who was selected to the All-RMAC team last year along with winning the overall individual RMAC Championship.  

However, tons of young talent will remain on the team who will take the program into the future.

Coach Hansen is confident about the team’s future and the players he has going with him.

“I look forward to next year with a strong core of returners with plenty of tournament experience.

The Mavericks will not play in the NCAA Regionals because they are the 18th seeded team in the West Region and only the top twelve teams compete past the regular season.

The team finished with have a over 90% of the team returning next season and look to compete well in the fall in order to make it to Regionals next year.

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Matt Kennedy

Matt Kennedy is a sophomore mass communication major from Colorado Springs. He is in his second year with The Criterion where he was a writer all of his freshman year and is now the assistant sports editor. Kennedy went to Doherty High School where he wrote for his school paper for three years and he aspires to continue in the sports journalism field after graduation to pursue a career as a sportscaster.

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