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Buffs Finish 15th At Sugar Bowl

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    [h=1]Buffs Finish 15th At Sugar Bowl[/h] Release: 02/26/2013 Courtesy: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID

    NEW ORLEANS—After the second round was cancelled Monday, the University of Colorado women’s golf team concluded the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl by finishing 15th after 36 holes of action here Tuesday. Colorado shot a final round 22-over par 310 to finish tied for 15th at 37-over par 613.

    No. 1 USC defeated No. 25 UCLA in a playoff to win the meet. The Trojans shot a final round 5-over par 293 while UCLA a 2-over par 297 as both teams finished at 4-over par 580. The Trojan’s defeated their Pac-12 rival on the first playoff hole by one stroke after the team’s played No. 18 again. No. 2 Duke finished third three strokes back at 7-over par 583, six strokes ahead of host and No. 31 Tulane (13-over par 589) while No. 17 Purdue rounded out the top five at 15-over par 591 after a final round 8-over par 296.

    One of the tougher fields of the year, the Buffaloes in 15th place finished behind the top four teams in the nation and 10 of those 14 teams are ranked in the top 25 with all 14 ranked in the top 37. Added to that the Buffs are scoring four true freshmen in their quintet and the field played through Tuesday’s round with 20-25 MPH winds. The course was also damaged after Monday’s second round was cancelled with heavy rains and hail throughout the day on the par 72, 6,105-yard English Turn Country Club course.

    “We’re actually making good progress,” CU coach Anne Kelly said. “We’re playing better than our scores indicate. It was a tough day, especially with freshmen playing in these conditions, but they handled it well. We are so close to shooting some competitive scores, we’re definitely making progress. Our main focus now needs to work on our putting.”

    Signs of improvement for the Buffaloes are evident. In the 36 holes between five players, the Buffs combined for just seven holes above bogey, an average of just one every 25.7 holes. Earlier this month at the Northrop Grumman, the Buffs had 19 such holes in three rounds at the Northrop Grumman earlier this month, an average of one every 14.2 holes.

    The Buffaloes also finished strong. In the last four holes of each players respective rounds, the Buffs played even par as a team with a combined two birdies and two bogeys amongst the five players. The Buffs were 34-over par on the other 14 holes as a team.

    Junior Jenny Coleman shot a 2-over par 74 to finish 3-over par 147 and tied for 20th place. It marks Coleman’s third top 20 finish this season, first of the spring, and 13th of her career. She had one birdie and three bogeys for her 74 and her birdie came on her third to final hole, the par 4 No. 13, to come back to 2-over par. As the No. 100 ranked player nationally, she defeated 20 players ranked ahead of her, including one top five player and four of the top 23 ranked players nationally.

    “Jenny had a great ball-striking tournament,” Kelly said. “But she missed some putts. I really think if she was hitting her putts, she would have been in contention.”

    Freshman Megan Haase shot a final round 5-over par 77 to finish at 11-over par 155 and tied for 66th place. She had 14 pars, three bogeys and one double and played her final seven holes at even par. Freshman Alexis Keating, playing with an illness, shot a final round 6-over par 78, matching her first round score, to finish in 70th place at 12-over par 156. Keating was more up and down with two birdies, two double bogeys and four bogeys in her round.

    Freshman Jamie Oleksiew finished tied for 74th at 13-over par 157 after a final round 9-over par 81. She opened her round with two pars before an 12 hole stretch at 9-over with five bogeys and two double bogeys before she finished her round with four straight pars. Freshman Allie Zech finished tied for 82nd place with a final round 11-over par 83 giving her a total of 15-over par 159. She was 10-over par through 12 holes and also settled down at the end of her round, finishing the last six holes at 1-over par.

    Baylor’s Hayley Davis earned medalist honors after shooting 4-under par in the second round, one of just two rounds under par in the field, as she finished at 4-under par through the two rounds. She was two stokes ahead of a trio of golfers at 2-under par 142; UCLA’s Lee Lopez, USC’s Sophia Popov and Oklahoma State’s Kelsey Fines. Three players were tied for fifth place at 1-under par 143.

    Next up for the Buffaloes will be the Clover Cup, hosted by Notre Dame at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., from March 8-10. The Buffs are the defending team champion of the Clover Cup.

    [FONT=&quot]Jenny Coleman[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Megan Haase[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Alexis Keating[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Jamie Oleksiew[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Allie Zech[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]H. Davis, Baylor[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]L. Lopez, UCLA[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]S. Popov, USC[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]K. Vines, Oklahoma State[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]D. Dubreuil, Texas[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]T. Lua, UCLA[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]E. Penttila, Tulane[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Southern California[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Oklahoma State[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Texas A&M[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Ohio State[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]303-310—613 [/FONT]

    from cubuffs.com

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