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CUBuffs.com: Buff (Men's) Golfers Ready For Pac-12 Championships (Friday-Sunday)

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    SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Colorado arrived here Wednesday evening in advance of the 57th Annual Pac-12 Golf Championships eager to show its colleagues they belong among the premier schools in the conference.

    Senior Philip Juel-Berg, juniors Ethan Freeman and Jeremy Paul, sophomore John Souza and freshmen Wilson Belk and Ross Macdonald will represent the Buffaloes in Utah to compete for the Buffaloes. It’s an interesting sextet … the three upperclassmen have played in a combined seven Pac-12 Championships, while the youngsters are all appearing in their first league event.

    The six will start attacking the Salt Lake Country Club course on Friday with 36 holes, followed by 18 each on Saturday and Sunday. This will be the highest elevation the Pac-12’s have ever been played – 4,800 feet – that is until next year when CU hosts the event at Boulder Country Club.

    What might make the 7,209 yard, par-72 layout at Salt Lake even more challenging could be the weather, with rain expected through Thursday night and possibly into Friday, although the forecast appears to be much better now than it did at the beginning of the week.
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    Stanford, ranked No. 4 by both Golfweek and GolfStat, is the defending champion, with Southern California ranked No. 2 and 6, respectively in each. The Buffs finished eighth in their inaugural Pac-12 appearance in 2012, and dipped to 10th in 2013, before claiming fourth in 2014 and 11th a year ago. The margin between finishing third or fourth and way down the line in the Pac-12 has often been as minimal as 30-40 strokes … but over 72 holes and an extra scorer compared to many other league meets. Colorado’s last league title was the 1968 Big 8 crown.

    NOTES: Colorado is 106-50-1 against Division I competition (97-37-1 outside of the Pac-12), clinching a better than .500 record and thus has met the first criteria for selection into the NCAA Regionals (May 16-18) ... CU has qualified for the postseason each of the last three seasons and six times in nine years under Edwards … Opening pairings are by random draw (sans the defending champ, Stanford, which opens in the first group on No. 1); Colorado is paired with Arizona and Oregon State and will tee off on No. 1 from 9:30-10:20 a.m. MDT (Round 1) and from 2:30-3:20 p.m. (Round 2) … The NCAA Championship selections will be announced live on the Golf Channel on Thursday, May 5 beginning at 7:30 a.m. MDT (also streamed live on its website) ... Colorado will host the 2017 Pac-12 Championship at Boulder Country Club next April 28-30; it will be Colorado’s first chance to host a conference championship since the Big 8 meet in 1972 … Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com.
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    Direct link to live scoring- http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=9867

    Note- Can't see any indication there will be live streaming or TV coverage. Per a Pac 12 press release on the Championships ( http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools...o_pdf/2015-16/release/release_20160426aaa.pdf ) , "
    TELEVISION: Pac-12 Networks will air coverage of the championships on Sunday, May 8 at 10 a.m. PT. Greg Heister and Kay Cockerill will call the action."
     
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    Good luck to the Golfers!

    Ranked #67 and 65 in what look to be the 2 main ranking/ rating services (per the grfx.cstv.com link in the above OP), assume the Buffs will need a good Pac 12 result to insure a NCAA regional bid for the team. Based on the rankings, the Buffs finishing 8th will be a "par" finish for the team, as they are ranked ahead of (only) OSU, WSU, Arizona and Utah in the Pac.
    (Per page 11 of the Pre-Championships rule book (http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2016DIMGO_PreChampsManual_20160226.pdf), looks like 81 teams get selected for regionals, with their being 3 regionals hosting 13 schools, and another 3 regionals hosting 14 schools. As with other sports, there are many auto-berths (31 per page 13 of the rule book) for conference champions.)
     
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    Looks like the Buffs finish the 2nd round also tied for 6th at +13 overall, only now it's a tie with UCLA. Junior Jeremy Paul has another very good round to pace CU, and is still tied for 3rd with his two round total of -7. Sophomore John Souza also had a good -1 round in the afternoon, and is at +4 overall.
     
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    Today's round has been a horror show for the team. 2/3 of the way through the round an +18.
     
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    Flushed that 3rd round and bounced back with an excellent 4th go finish tied for 6th.

    Good showing overall.
     
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    Congrats to the team for a great job today. (Looks like they ended up with the 2nd best round of the day, and only one stroke off the top round.)

    Now it's time to wait until May 5th and hear whether they earn an NCAA regional berth. (Think it may be very close one way or the other as to whether they make it unless this tournament helped their mid 60 ratings going in? Have NO IDEA how the ratings/ rankings work in this sport.)

    screenshot-www.golfstatresults.com 2016-05-01 15-25-17.png

    Edit- for future reference, here's the link to the golfstat NCAA ranking page- http://www.golfstat.com/2015-2016/rankhth.cfm?gender=M . (As noted above, the Buffs show as ranked #66 on that page right now, but it's still only through 4/26, so obviously doesn't include these championships.)
     
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