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Buffs Ready For NCAA Women's Golf Regionals

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    The University of Colorado women's golf team will travel to St. George, Utah to compete in the NCAA Regionals this week, held at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, May 7-9 and hosted by Brigham Young University.

    Originally posted by CUBuffs.com
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    BOULDER –The University of Colorado women’s golf team will travel to St. George, Utah to compete in the NCAA Regionals this week, held at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, May 7-9 and hosted by Brigham Young University.

    The 54-hole tournament on the par 71, 6,255-yard course is slated for one round each day. The Buffs, ranked 36th in the nation according to the latest GolfStat poll (May 4) and No. 9 seed in the region will play alongside seventh-seed San Diego State and No. 8 seed University of Miami with the first group set to tee-off at 9 a.m. MDT from the first hole.

    Competing for the Buffs will be freshman Brittany Fan, sophomores Esther Lee and Natalie Vivaldi, and juniors Alexis Keating and Jamie Oleksiew. This will mark the fifth consecutive year CU has sent either a team or an individual to the regionals.

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    The three other regional sites are Raleigh, N.C., South Bend, Ind. and San Antonio, Texas. The top six teams and three individuals (not on those teams) from each of the four regions will advance to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, set for May 22-27 at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
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    Live scoring- http://golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=7842

    Host institution BYU's homepage for the event- http://wgolf.byucougars.com/
     
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    Doesn't look like the Buffs are off to a great start, but it also looks like the course is playing tough, and the Buffs were one of the 1st teams to tee off, so maybe they're OK? Be interesting to see final scores with everyone alreay over par, most teams by quite a bit.

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    With still more than 1/2 the tournament left the Buffs aren't out of it, especially with the big swings possible in golf, but it looks like they're going to have to work hard to make up the 14 strokes on the 8-9 teams they need to pass to get a top 6 finish and advance to NCAA nationals.

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    Buffs' scores have exploded today (in a BAD way). Will take a miracle comeback over the rest of today and tomorrow to even have a chance at a Top 6 finish.

    Individually, looks like Esther Lee, the top placed Buff, is only tied for 26th, so will also have to do VERY well the rest of the day and tomorrow to have a chance of snagging one of the 3 individual (on teams that don't qualify) NCAA championship berths. (Looks like the leading individuals are at even par, so Ms. Lee is still definitely not out of it at +9.)

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    Well, looks like the Buffs stabilized their scoring in the 2nd half of the round, but I assume it will be very tough to make up the 19 strokes and pass the 9 teams they'd need to pass to advance to Nationals.

    Individually, Esther Lee is in a tie for 25th at +9, 8 strokes behind the leader, so has at least a "puncher's chance" to advance. Also, nice comeback for Alexis Keating, who followed up a tough 81 yesterday with a 73, one of the better rounds today. She's tied for 29th at +11, so assume MIGHT have a slight chance at advancing to nationals with a GREAT round tomorrow.


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    cubuffs.com article on today's rounds.- http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210078887

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    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Junior Alexis Keating anchored the University of Colorado women’s golf team here Friday, shooting a 1-over par 72 in the second round as the Buffaloes are in 15th place at the NCAA Regional Championships.


    Although the No. 36 Buffs slipped one spot in the standings, they were eight strokes better on day two, posting a 308 or 24-over par team score at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club. CU is 56-over par (316-308—624) heading into the final round on Saturday, 20 strokes out of sixth place, the position the team needs in order to advance to the NCAA Championships.


    “It’s just not our week,” said Colorado head coach Anne Kelly. “We’re still not playing as well as we can and I thought if we played our game we had a shot at making it, but we can’t quite get things going.”
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    Looks like the Buffs played better today, and did move up from 15th to either 11th or 12th. Looking at the individual standings, I THINK (???) Esther Lee may be tied at +10 for 3rd with many other players on teams that aren't qualifying for nationals, with only 3 individuals qualifying for nationals. If that's how it ends up, I have no idea if there's a tie breaker, or if they'll do a playoff?

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