BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The biggest week of the season has arrived for CSU Bakersfield’s women’s golf team as the Roadrunners are headed to compete in the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Championship in Mission Hills, Kan., Apr. 19-21.
“The team is feeling really good heading into the conference tournament,” said Meghan Thomason, CSUB’s Director of Golf. “This is the most confident I’ve seen them all season. It’s definitely going to be a battle this week, but I feel like the team is extremely prepared and we have a lot of momentum after our performance last week.”
The ‘Runners are coming off of a record week at the Bobcat Desert Invitational. Junior Tori Peers broke a pair of CSUB records: single-round total and 54-hole tournament total. Peers’ low rounds paced the 'Runners to a team 54-hole tournament score record.
Thomason will send her top five golfers to the WAC Tournament this week in senior Chandler Bullman, juniors Ariel Lee, Julia Stewart, and Peers and freshman Macey Mills. Peers has led the ‘Runners all season with a scoring average of 77.00 strokes per round. Lee is the next closest at 78.50 while Stewart (81.88), Bullman (81.92), and Mills (82.20) round out CSUB’s top-five scorers this season.
The WAC Championship will feature three rounds of golf over three days at the Indian Hills Country Club. CSUB and the other seven WAC teams will kick off the tournament with a single round on Wednesday, Apr. 19. The 'Runners will tee off at 8 a.m. (CT) in Round 1 with staggered starts every eight minutes. Live stats are available for the tournament and can be found here.