Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
DADE CITY, Fla. - First there was rain and cold temperatures. Then the wind picked up.
Bria Colosky was up to the challenge, and so were her teammates on the Central Michigan golf team.
Colosky fired a program-record 69 and CMU posted a program 18-hole record 304 on Monday during the second round of the Spring Break Shootout at Lake Jovita Golf Club.
The 54-hole tournament is scheduled to conclude with third and final round on Tuesday. The Chippewas shot a 317 team total in the rain during Monday's opening round, then came back with their record performance in the second. They stand in 11th place in the 14-team field with a 621 total, just five shots out of seventh place.
Colosky, a junior from Farwell, turned it on in Monday's second round, which was played in swirling winds gusting up to 20 mph. The morning round was played in a steady downpour.
Colosky started her afternoon round on the 11th hole under the shotgun format. She began birdie, par, bogey, and then reeled off seven consecutive pars. She birdied four of her final eight holes - with one bogey mixed in.
"When I saw her on the last hole I knew she had played well," CMU coach Cheryl Stacy said. "She started crying. She was really happy. She has a really nice putting stroke. When she hits it close I think she's always going to make her putt.
"I think for the most part she was in the zone. Trying really hard not to think about where she was in the round, not adding up her score, taking it one shot at a time, which is what we always say. I was just so happy for her, as you are any time a player shoots their career best and breaks a record. I said, `Bria do you realize how good a round that is in those kinds of conditions?'"
The course "played tough in that second round. You think (playing in) rain is tougher than wind, but it wasn't; and the greens here are tricky. It played with your head a little bit."
Colosky's 3-under 69 broke Jami Laude's program record 71, which Laude set last weekend at the North Florida Collegiate in Jacksonville. Colosky eclipsed her career-best 75 which she posted at the Ball State Cardinal Classic in September, 2015.
Colosky's 69 tied with Western Kentucky's Mary Joiner for the best round of the tournament. Joiner posted her 69 in Monday's opening round.
Colosky led CMU to a 304 team score as the Chippewas broke the previous program standard of 305 set in the 2017 Dayton Fall Invitational.
CMU senior Natalie Johnson shot 73 in Monday's second round, tying her career best. Also for the Chippewas in round two, Meghan Deardorff shot 80, Kristen Wolfe shot 82, and Laude posted an 83.
Laude, a freshman, shot 74 in Monday's opening round. Wolfe came in at 79, while Colosky and Johnson both shot 82, and Deardorff carded an 84.
Colosky is among a group tied for 11th place at 7-over par. Western Kentucky's Joiner is first at 2-under. Johnson is tied for 27th at 11-over.
Four Chippewas are playing in the tournament as individuals. Rachel Leucuta shot 82-83 - 165, Amanda Walsh posted 80-90 - 170, Holly Hines shot 88-85 - 173, and Danielle Sawyer came in at 87-87 - 174.
Western Kentucky, the host school, is first after shooting 289-301 - 590. Jacksonville, at 596, is second.