May 2, 2017 - By Scott Akanewich, Sports EditorCentral Wyoming College's sophomore golfer won events in Torrington and Riverton to close the spring campaign.
Sarah Schroefel will be playing golf for Montana State University-Billings next season, but the Central Wyoming College sophomore swinger first had unfinished business to handle.
She did so in style, winning the final two events of her CWC career.
First, at the penultimate event of the spring season in Torrington on April 20-21, Schroefel fired 87-84-171, good for a two-shot victory over Otero Junior College's Maddie Jo Godfrey, then added another title at Central's home tournament at the Riverton Country Club on Thursday.
That event was shortened on Friday when a snowstorm cancelled the second round.
Schroefel shot an 87 for a two-shot win over teammate Bailee Watt (89) and fellow Lady Rustler and Riverton alum Kendra Miller, who finished third in her hometown tourney with a 102. Central's Tara Cottrill posted a 107, good for for fifth place.
According to Rustlers head coach Russ Holgate, it was an appropriate capper to Schroefel's stint for the Rustlers.
"No better way to end your career at CWC than with a win at your home course," said Holgate of Schroefel, who will compete May 15-18 at the National Junior Collegiate Athletics Association national tournament at Chateau Elan Golf Club in Duluth, Georgia.
"Sarah has been outstanding all year, always in contention to win tournaments. She's also been a great team leader and will be greatly missed next year. MSU-Billings will be getting a top athlete and student when she plays for them."
On the men's side of the competition in Riverton, Central's Kaleb Spiva finished tied atop the leaderboard after a 3-over par 75 left him level with Eastern Wyoming College's Denton Shaw and Harry Walsh in first place.
The victory was the first ever for a Rustlers men's golfer and was the culmination of Spiva's improvement over the course of the entire campaign, said Holgate.
"Kaleb has been on a roll the past few weeks, third last week in Torrington and now tying for the win at home," he said. "He has been a great team leader and coming off a win in the last tournament of the year will give him a ton of confidence going into next season."
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