Montana Women’s Golf Tied For 12th In Opener

The University of Montana Women’s golf team site tied for 12th in their spring opener in Riverside California on Monday.

The Lady Griz golfers shot rounds 300 and 317 in the first day of play at the Battle at the Rock at the Oak Quarry Golf Club. Montana opened its spring season at the Battle at the Rock a year ago as well and shot a 334 in the opening round, with nobody breaking 80. This year the Grizzlies opened with a 300, with Hoagland and Baylee Barckley shooting 74s, Teigan Avery a 75 and Faith D’Ortenzio a 77.

Hailey Hoagland shot rounds of 74 and 76 and is tied for 28th, the only Grizzly who was able to card a pair of scores in the 70s. Hoagland didn’t have anything worse than a bogey for her first two rounds of the spring and in both rounds birdied the par-5 second. Four of Montana’s five golfers shot a higher second-round score than the one they posted in the morning.
Senior Kari Opatz was the only Grizzly to shoot an improved score between the morning and afternoon rounds. She is tied for 55th. After shooting an 80 in the morning, she carded a 76 in the afternoon, including back-to-back birdies on the par-5 second and par-3 third.

The tournament concludes on Tuesday morning with a final 18 holes.

Battle at the Rock Team Leaderboard

Pos.              Team                          To Par         Today           R1               R2            Total
1                 UC Davis                         +3               +6            285             294            579
2                  Hawaii                           +9               +7            290             295            585
3            UC – Riverside                    +11             +12           287             300             587
4                 Stetson                          +15              +7            296              295            591
5                 Nevada                          +17              +8            297              296            593
6            Grand Canyon                    +21              +12          297              300            597
7           CSU – Bakersfield               +22              +8           302              296            598
T8         Northern Arizona                +26             +12          302              300            602
T8            San Francisco                  +26             +12          302              300            602
10               Wyoming                       +27             +9            306              297            603
11           CSU – Northridge              +36             +22         302              310             612
T12              Montana                       +41             +29         300              317              617
T12          CSU Fullerton                   +41             +22         307              310             617
14             Montana State                 +42           +12          318              300             618