Griz, Cat golfers rained out

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — The final round of the Montana women’s golf team’s season-opening tournament, the Hobble Creek Invitational, was canceled Tuesday after rain left the Hobble Creek Golf Course unplayable.

The Grizzlies, who shot rounds of 314 and 296 on Monday, finish the tournament in seventh place, three strokes out of fourth. New Mexico State (287-290–577) won the tournament by 13 strokes over Santa Clara (296-294–590) and 14 over BYU (297-294–591).

The teams got through nine holes Tuesday before heavy rains and lightning set in and left standing water on the course.

“It was disappointing because we had another good round going,” said UM coach Joni Stephens. “We had a couple of girls at even par, but it was going to be a while before the course would have been playable.”

Senior Tara Green (78-73–151) tied for 19th, junior Hayley Bingham (82-70–152) and redshirt sophomore Alexa Schendelman (76-76–152) tied for 21st, freshman Hailey Hoagland (81-77–158) tied for 45th, and sophomore Amanda Kahn (79-80–159) tied for 48th.

Junior Phoebe Tan (82-79–161) played as an individual and finished in a tie for 52nd.

Montana was competing without one of its top players. Sophomore Barbora Bakova was competing for the Czech Republic last week in Japan at the World Amateur Team Championships.

New Mexico State’s Camille Orito, who shot rounds of 70 and 73 on Monday, won the tournament at 1-over.

Montana State’s Kati Greear placed sixth, shooting a 73-73. TeammateHayle Folkvord (78-76) tied for 30th, Janelle Reali (79-78) tied for 41st, and Lauren Hausauer (79-80) tied for 48th.

Montana will play at the Oregon State Invitational next Monday and Tuesday. The 10-team, 54-hole tournament will be played at the Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.

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