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Buffs Finish 16th at Arizona State Invitational

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    Buffs Finish 16th at Arizona State Invitational

    Release: 04/14/2013 Courtesy: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID

    TUCSON, Ariz.—The University of Colorado women’s golf team rebounded for a better final round but remained tied for 16th here at the conclusion of the 2013 Arizona State Invitational, thus ending the Buffs regular season. The Buffs improved 12 strokes over their second round score to shoot a 17-over par 305 and finish at 56-over par 920.

    “We played a little bit better today, but we’re still not where we need to be,” CU coach Anne Kelly said. “We need to keep working on putting, and it doesn’t look like we have great weather coming up to get ready for Pac-12’s but we will do our best and that’s why it’s nice to have our indoor facility.

    No. 3 Alabama scorched the field in the final round, shooting 12 strokes better than any other team in the field to win by nine strokes, finishing at 19-under par 845 after a final round of 11-under par 277, with their 845 setting a new tournament record. No. 2 Duke finished second at 10-under par 854 while four Pac-12 teams finished within a stroke of each other to round out the top five. No. 7 Arizona and No. 15 Stanford tied for third at 2-under par 862 while No. 1 Southern California and No. 14 Arizona State tied for fifth one stroke back at 1-under par 863.

    In all, the field included the top three teams ranked in the latest Golfstat poll and also featured six of the top 11 teams and 11 of the top 25.

    Junior Jenny Coleman led the way for the Buffs, shooting a 1-over par 73 to finish at 7-over par 223 and tied for 48th place. Coleman was even par most of her round, never going above 1-over and never under 1-under par the entire round. The Buffs started off on No. 10 and Coleman was even on her front nine with two birdies and two bogeys and then went under par with a birdie on the par 4 No. 1 after making the turn. Two bogeys in her final four holes pushed her to 1-over to finish the day.

    Freshman Alexis Keating shot a 3-over par 75 and finished 15-over par 231 and tied for 69th place. Freshman Jamie Oleksiew shot a final round 5-over par 77 and finished at 12-over par 228 and tied for 63rd. Keating was 2-over on her front nine with a pair of bogeys and then had two bogeys on her back nine before breaking through for her first birdie on her second-to-last hole, the par 4 No. 8. Oleksiew was 3-over after three holes and then settled down and shot the last 15 holes at 2-over par with one birdie and three bogeys.

    “Jenny had a solid day,” Kelly said. “Jamie hung in there tough, and just couldn’t get a birdie to drop, but she hung in there tough, as did Alexis,” Kelly said. “We just didn’t have the fourth score we needed.”

    Freshman Allie Zech shot a final round 8-over par 80 and finished in 84th place at 24-over par 240. Junior Kristin Coleman shot a final round 10-over par 244 and finished at 28 over par 244 and in 86th place. Freshman Megan Haase, playing individually, shot a final round 9-over par 281 and in 85th place.

    Alabama’s Emma Talley took home medalist honors with a 9-under par score of 207 after a final round of 2-under par 70. UCLA’s Erryn Lee turned in the best individual round of any of the three days, carding a 6-under par 66 to finish tied for second with UC Davis’ Demi Runas at 7-under par 209. Texas A&M’s Susy Gruden finished fourth at 6-under par 210 while three players tied for fifth at 5-under par 211, Texas’ Desiree Dubreuil, Duke’s Lindy Duncan and Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse.

    The Buffs regular season is now complete and CU will look to the postseason, which will get under way in just over a week with the 2013 Pac-12 Championships, set for April 22-24 at the Valencia Golf Club in Valencia, Calif. and hosted by UCLA.

    The Buffs will need a strong performance at the Pac-12 Championships to continue on to the NCAA Regionals, which will take place May 9-11 at three different sites. In all, 72 teams are selected for the championships, and the Buffs are currently ranked No. 74 by Golfweek and No. 80 by Golfstat. The Pac-12 Champion does receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.

    CU Individuals—t-48. Jenny Coleman, 72-78-73—223; t63. Jamie Oleksiew, 73-78-77—228; t-69. Alexis Keating, 76-80-75—231; 84. Allie Zech, 79-81-80—240; 85. Megan Haase, 78-82-81—241; 86. Kristin Coleman, 77-85-82—244.

    Top Five Individuals—1. Emma Talley, Alabama, 68-69-70—207; t-2. Erynne Lee, UCLA, 69-74-66—209 and Demi Runas, UC Davis, 71-68-70—209; 4. Susy Gruden, Texas A&M, 68-75-67—210; t-5. Desiree Dubreuil ,Texas, 70-68-73—211, Lindy Duncan, Duke 69-71-71—211 and Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford, 70-68-73—211.

    Teams—1. Alabama, 284-284-277—845; 2. Duke, 280-283-291—854; t-3. Arizona, 288-284-290—862 and Stanford, 289-282, 290—862; t-5. Southern California, 283-288-292—863 and Arizona State, 291-281-291—863; 7. Texas, 286, 289, 289—864; 8. UCLA, 279-302-285—866; 9. Texas A&M, 287-296-294—877; 10. UC Davis, 287-297-295—879; t-11. Washington, 292-294-294—880 and TCU, 292-285-303—880; 13. South Carolina, 291-299-296—886; 14. Oregon, 311-299-289—899; 15. UNLV, 305-302-307—914; t-16. Colorado 298-317-305—920 and California, 313-302-305—920.
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