NORTH AUGUSTA — Milder winds and a favorable course helped one Ram in particular during two rounds of singles play.
Colorado State’s Jarrod Roan had 223 through two days of singles action, earning him the individual national championship on Saturday at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships.
“It was a battle the whole time,” Roan said. “I played conservative and took my birdies when I could, and I stayed focused. The biggest thing was I putted great. That was key for me.”
The Rams used Roan and Austin Montgomery’s 113 to push their team lead to 13 strokes over second-place South Alabama going into the doubles round today. Colorado State entered the second day of singles action with a nine-stroke lead and only added to it as the day progressed. Its highest single-round score on Saturday was 61.
“We’re playing very well as a team,” Montgomery said. “We’ve come together strong this week. We’ll come back out tomorrow and just have fun, and stay calm and collected.”
Augusta State put together another consistent round, with five of its six counting rounds breaking 60. However, the Jaguars were unable to inch toward the Rams, actually losing three strokes from Friday.
Jason Lynn led the Jaguars with 107 for a total of 232, good for seventh individually over the two days. Andrew Cromer is at 233 and Patrick May has 235 for the Jaguars, both placing inside the top 10.
South Alabama’s Cameron Colglazier, who entered Saturday with the overall individual lead, shot 50-57-107 for a total of 224, finishing one stroke back of Roan.
After a team total of 373 on Friday, N.C. State rebounded with 341 to move up to fourth. Chase Jernigan led the Wolfpack with a 51-55-106.
The women’s champion was Sara Lamberson, of South Carolina, who shot a four-round total of 284 to win by 10 strokes.