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Buffs Open In 17th At Sugar Bowl

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    Buffs Open In 17th At Sugar Bowl

    Release: 02/25/2013 Courtesy: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID

    NEW ORLEANS—The University of Colorado women’s golf team continued its tough schedule in its second tournament of the spring season, opening the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl in 17th place after the first round of action here Sunday. Colorado shot a first round 15-over par 303.

    Host and No. 31 Tulane took advantage of its home turf to take a first-day lead, shooting a 6-under par 282 on the par-72, 6,105-yard course at the English Turn Country Club. No. 2 Duke and No. 25 UCLA are one stroke back at 5-under par 283 while No. 4 Alabama (3-under par 285), No. 3 Florida (2-under par 286) and No. 1 Southern California (1-under par 287) both round out the top six and constitute all the team scores under par.

    “We did some good things today,” CU coach Anne Kelly said. “I am seeing improvement in this young team, but we still revert to old habits of lapses of concentration and worrying too much about our scores. We need to focus on the shot at hand and continue to improve our wedge play. This team will come around, they are talented and making the necessary changes, but they need more experience in competitive situations.”

    Experience in competitive situations is exactly what the Buffs are getting. The 18-team field includes the top four teams in the country, 10 of the top 25 and 16 of the top 47 teams in the latest Golfstat rankings. The Buffs squad of one junior and four true freshman, believed to be the youngest quintet in several years for the Buffs, is showing it can hang, as CU was in sixth place at around even par midway through the first round.

    CU’s shot even par on the back nine of the course for what counted toward team scoring and 2-over par when looking at all five players. The team combined for 35 pars, four birdies and just six bogeys over those nine holes. But then the Buffs collectively struggled on the front nine of the course, combining for 25 pars, three birdies, 15 bogeys, one double and one quadruple bogey.

    Three of those seven combined birdies came from junior Jenny Coleman, who shot a 1-over par 73 and is tied for 31st place individually. She started off on No. 11 and was 2-under through 10 with a pair of birdies in a three-hole stretch making the turn to the front nine. She then had four bogyes in five holes to move to 2-over par with just three holes left but played those at 1-under to finish with a 73.

    Freshman Jamie Oleksiew is 4-over par 76 and tied for 63rd. She started off on No. 10 and was the most consistent player for the Buffs, shooting a 2-over on both the front and back nine. She had three bogeys and a birdie in her first nine holes, the back nine of the course, and seven pars and two bogeys on the course’s front nine.

    Freshman Allie Zech is 4-over par 76 and tied for 63rd. She opened with a bogey and came right back to even par with her lone birdie on her second hole, the par 3 No. 12. She then played even until No. 17, which the bogeyed, and she went to 2-over par with a bogey on No. 1 making the turn. She had seven pars on her last nine holes with back-to-back bogeys to finish with a 76.

    Freshman Alexis Keating is 6-over par 78 and tied for 77th. Starting off on No. 10, she shot a 1-under on the course’s back nine with eight pars and a birdie, which came on the par 4 No. 13. After making the turn, she bogeyed No. 1 and birdied No. 2 to remain 1-under before a rough stretch. She had a 7 on the par 3 No. 3 and followed that up with a double bogey on the par 4 No. 4 to lose six strokes. The recovered, however, and had one bogey and four pars in her final five holes to finish with a 78.

    Freshman Megan Haase is also 6-over par 78 and tied for 77th. She started off on No. 12 and was even par after eight straight pars to open her round. She then had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2-3 and four more pars to sit at 2-over through 14 holes. She struggled coming in with four consecutive bogeys to end her round with a 76.

    Tulane has two of the top three individual players with Emily Penttila leading the field after shooting a 5-under par 67 in the opening round. Her teammate Gemma Dryburgh and Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow are tied for second one stroke back at 4-under par 68 while a trio of players are tied for fourth at 3-under par 69; Texas’ Desiree Dubreuil, Florida’s Camilia Hedberg and UCLA’s Lee Lopez.

    Due to weather in the area, the second round was moved to a shotgun start and will start at 9 a.m. CT.

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

    [FONT=&amp]E. Penttlia, Tulane[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]G. Dryburgh, Tulane[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]S. Meadow, Alabama[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]D. Dubreuil, Texas[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]C. Hedberg, Florida[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]L. Lopez, UCLA[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Southern California[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Oklahoma State[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Texas A&M[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Ohio State[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]303 [/FONT]

    from cubuffs.com


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