Continue reading... " STANFORD, Calif. – The University of Colorado women’s golf team put together its best round of the tournament here on Saturday in the final 18 holes at the NCAA West Regional, but its rally to finish in the top six and advance to the NCAA Championships came up just short. How short? Only one stroke as the Buffs finished seventh, just one position shy of continuing in postseason play. Colorado carded an 884 or 32-over par final score for the event and Virginia closed at 31-over par 883 to take sixth place and the right to advance. Had the two teams finished in a tie, a playoff would have been held to determine the final spot. “It’s really heartbreaking,” said Colorado head coach Anne Kelly. “The team played really well today. They made a great comeback, but that’s the way golf goes sometimes. I’m bummed for them because they just really played their hearts out this whole week, especially today. We thought hopefully we would get into a playoff, but Virginia played those last few holes really well. Everybody was really disappointed. A one shot difference is really tough to take.” ... Senior Alexis Keating, one of only five Buffs in CU history to have played in three regionals, closed out her stellar career with her best round of the tournament, shooting an even-par 71. She went 77-74-71—222 or 9-over at the event. She, too played solid golf coming in as she closed out her day with six pars and a birdie over the last seven holes. Keating finished tied for 30th in the standings and finishes her four-year career with the third-best stroke average in program history with a 75.95 mark. ... “It was a good year and a team effort throughout the entire season,” added Kelly. “I’m happy that we could send Alexis out in one of our best seasons. I’m so happy that she played a good round today and we could end her career on a really strong note and strong season.” In total, the Buffaloes had a program-record 12 top 10 finishes in 13 events played this season. They also closed out the year recording a 73.88 team stroke average, the lowest in school history. "