Acing the Test

Hole-in-one sparks CSU’s Andrea Bergsdottir to her first individual college victory

By Gary Baines – 2/3/2024

Winning a golf tournament is a highlight under any circumstances, but when you do it with a hole-in-one — and you prevail by two strokes — that’s a little extra special.

Just ask Colorado State golfer Andrea Bergsdottir.

The fifth-year player from Sweden aced the 140-yard 15th hole — her sixth hole of the second round — with a 9-iron, then went on to capture the title in the spring-season-opening Collegiate Invitational that concluded on Saturday in Guadalajara, Mexico.

It was Bergsdottir’s first individual college victory. But it marks the second individual win of the season by a CSU women’s golfer as Sofia Torres claimed the title in the Ptarmigan Ram Classic in September in Fort Collins.

Bergsdottir went 71-70-71 for a 4-under-par total in Mexico. She played her final seven holes in 4 under par to surge to the top of the leaderboard. Overall for the tournamant, she managed one eagle (the ace), nine birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey.

All five of Bergsdottir’s starts this season have led to top-15 finishes, and she has three top-10s to her credit in the 2023-24 campaign.

As a team, CSU placed fifth out of 12 schools on Saturday.

For all the scores from Mexico, CLICK HERE.

About the Writer: Gary Baines has covered golf in Colorado continuously since 1983. He was a sports writer at the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder, then the sports editor there, and has written regularly for since 2009. He was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2022. He owns and operates