Truly Paradise

CSU women go to Hawaii to notch their first team victory in more than 4 years; the Rams’ Sofia Torres ties for top spot individually; Coloradan Katelyn Lehigh earns a top-10

By Gary Baines – 10/26/2022

There must be something in the water at the golf facilities for the Colorado State University men’s and women’s teams.

After the Ram men claimed team titles in each of their first three tournaments of the season, the vibe caught on with the women’s squad.

On Wednesday, the CSU women earned the team championship at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Hawaii, an event which featured 13 schools.

It was the first large-field team victory for the CSU women in over four years — back when U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball champs Katrina Prendergast and Ellen Secor led the way — and just the second for the Rams since 2010.

CSU finished 7 under par for 54 holes, 14 strokes better than runner-up Gonzaga. Northern Colorado placed ninth, at 49 over par.

CSU’s Sofia Torres, a junior from Colombia, tied for first place individually (69-73-69) with Gonzaga’s Cassie Kim at 5-under-par 211. In fact, four Rams placed in the top 10 individually, with Andrea Bergsdottir (third place, 4 under par) and sisters Panchalika and Pemika Arphamongkol (eighth, 2 over) joining Torres.

Also tying for eighth place was Coloradan Katelyn Lehigh, a freshman for Fresno State (73-71-74).

The last team victory by the CSU women before Wednesday was the 2018 Ron Moore Intercollegiate, which concluded four years and 19 days ago in Highlands Ranch.

For all the scores from the Rainbow Wahine Invite, CLICK HERE.