Sept. 14, 2017
PTARMIGAN RAM CLASSIC
SUNDAY-TUESDAY, SEPT. 17-19, 2017 | FORT COLLINS, COLO. | PTARMIGAN COUNTRY CLUB
PAR AND DISTANCE: Par-72 | 6,384 yards
LIVE SCORING: GoZags.com
LAST TIME AT EVENT: 3rd (2016) +25
TOP GU INDIVIDUAL: Ciera Min | 2nd, 211 (-3)
- The Zags have played in the tournament 10 times in their history and two of the last four years.
- They finished third last year at +25, their best finish at the event in program history.
- The Ptarmigan Ram Classic also served as the team’s opening event last fall.
- The best score for the Zags came in 2014 at +18, a fifth-place finish.
- Departed senior Ciera Min led the team last year shooting five-under.
- Among returners, Jena Gao had the best round, shooting +13 with a one-over 73 second round.
WCC PRESEASON POLL:
- Gonzaga edged Santa Clara for third place with nine votes to the Broncos’ eight.
- BYU was picked to win its third consecutive West Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship.
THIS LOOKS FAMILIAR:
- The Bulldogs are competing in three of the same four fall events they did last season.
- They are returning to the Ptarmigan Ram Classic, Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational, and Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. They posted two top-five finishes in those events last year with an 11th place finish in Las Vegas.
FAN OF FALL:
- Both Jena Gao and Jessica Mangrobang shot their season low rounds and tournament scores in the fall portion of the season last year.
- Gao fired her +13 final score to finish tied for 35th at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic with her second-round 73 being her low round of the year to go with her best tournament score of the year.
- Mangrobang set her career low round in the second round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, firing a two-under 70. She set her career low tournament score at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational, finishing +14 and in a tie for 24th.
- Gao’s career low round and tournament score also came in the fall. In 2015, she shot a 71 in the final round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown and finished at +6 in a tie for sixth at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational.