Doubling Up

CSU women post second team victory in a season for the first time in 22 years

By Gary Baines – 3/12/2024

The last time the Colorado State University women’s golf program had won two or more team titles in large tournaments in a single season, all of its current players were either not yet born, or they were wearing or just out of diapers.

Yes, it had been that long.

But on Tuesday, the Rams claimed a second team championship in a season for the first time in more than 22 years (2001-02, to be precise) by winning the Tulane Classic at English Turn in New Orleans.

The victory comes 5 1/2 months after CSU prevailed in its own Ptarmigan Ram Classic. Coach Laura Cilek, who took over the team in 2018, now has four team titles to her credit during her tenure in Fort Collins. 

In New Orleans, the Rams rallied after posting a 14-over-par total in round 1, thanks to going 4 over for the next 36 holes combined, which gave them a one-stroke victory over Cal Poly and a three-shot advantage over Missouri.

CSU put two players in the top 10 individually in the 100-player, 17-team field: Panchalika Arphamongkol (fourth place, 1 over par, four strokes behind individual champion Fleur van Beek of Missouri) and Andrea Bergsdottir (eighth place, 5 over par).

Tuesday marked Bergsdottir’s fifth straight top-10 college finish, a streak which includes one victory.

For all the scores from the Tulane Classic, 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. The University of Colorado Evans Scholar alum was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2022. He owns and operates