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Golfers Move Into 15th At UHH's Amer Ari Invite

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    Senior Jason Burstyn matched his collegiate best round of 67 Thursday.

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    Golfers Move Into 15th At UHH's Amer Ari Invite

    Release: 02/07/2013 Courtesy: David Plati, Associate AD/Sports Information

    WAIKOLOA, Hawai'i - The University of Colorado men's golf team moved up one spot into 15th place here Thursday in the 23rd Annual Hawai'i-Hilo Amer Ari Invitational, the first collegiate tournament of the spring season.

    No. 6 Washington assumed the team lead, vaulting from fourth after the first round into first by posting a two-day score 555, or 21-under par. First-round co-leader UCLA is in second, two back at 557, with No. 2 Texas in third (562), followed by No. 8 Southern California (564, as the Trojans were the day's biggest mover after recording the best single round in the meet to jump climb up from 12th).

    Colorado shaved six strokes off its opening round but could only inch up one place in the standings, as the Buffs have posted a 36-hole team effort of 295-289-584, or 8-over par on the 7,074-yard, par-72 Waikoloa King's Course layout.

    Senior Jason Burstyn equaled his season- and career best round, firing a 5-under 67 with a crisp round that included an eagle, four birdies, 12 pars and a single bogey. He's in at 4-under 140 through two rounds, tied for 11th place overall and three shots out of the lead. He just missed finishing his round with a birdie. His 67 tied for the third low score in the round (and the tournament overall), behind two players who logged 6-under 66s Thursday.

    Burstyn scored a double bogey on his third hole of the tournament, but since has the eagle, six birdies, 24 pars and just two bogeys, or 6-under par over those 33 holes.

    "Obviously Jason played a really good round," head coach Roy Edwards said. "He had a chip-in from off the green on No. 3 and then hit a really good 3-wood on the par-5 (No. 4) to set himself up for eagle. He had a birdie putt lip out on 18 or he'd have had a 66. He played smart and consistent and managed his game extremely well."

    Senior Derek Fribbs battled to a 3-over 75 Thursday after recording the Buffs' best score in the opening round (2-under 70); his 1-over, 145 total has him tied for 45th individually. He started off well in the second round, scoring three birdies in his first five holes, countering a bogey on his second hold (which was No. 3); but he doubled the par-3 No. 7 to drop back to even and then played the remainder of his round at 3-over.

    Sophomore David Oraee followed up a first round 73 with a 3-over 75, his 4-over 148 total tying him for 79th entering the final round. He had two birdies, 11 pars and five bogeys for his round on Thursday.

    Freshman Philip Juel-Berg rebounded from an opening 79, which included an 8 on a par-3 (he hit it out of bounds twice off the tee), to shoot an even-par 72. He scored four birdies in the second round, giving him a team-best seven here, and with 11 pars, two bogeys and a double, he ended the day with a 7-over 151 total, tying him for 94th.

    Senior Beau Schoolcraft struggled for the second straight day, recording another 7-over 79 that has him in at 14-over 158, tying him for 113th. He just hasn't been able to get much going, with only two birdies in as many rounds; to his credit, he was 7-over after just 10 holes but composed himself to play the last eight even.

    Redshirt frosh Drew Trujillo is playing as an individual, as his score doesn't count toward the CU team total; he was cruising along at 1-under through six, endured a bad patch where he climbed to 3-over through 10 but had worked it back down to just 1-over with two holes left. Unfortunately he closed with two double bogeys for a 5-over 77 on the day and an 8-over 152 total through 36 holes, tying him for 99th.

    "Philip played much more solid, and overall, managed things well," Edwards said. "He had a couple of minor issues toward the end of the round, but rebounded with two birdies at the finish.

    "Overall, it was definitely a much better day for us; we are pleased with the progress because we shot six strokes lower," he added. "The course was set up a little tougher and the wind was a bit more difficult after barely blowing at all the day before, so it being a little bit more challenging to score it was good to see some overall improvement, though we know we can and will do better."

    UCLA's Pontus Widegren and Texas' Cody Gribble are tied for the individual lead with 7-under par 144 scores, with six players just one shot back.

    The final round of the tournament is Friday. Colorado is paired with Texas Tech, San Jose State and UC-Davis and will tee off on the back nine at 10:30 a.m. MDT in the shotgun start.

    T11. Jason Burstyn 73-67-140
    T45. Derek Fribbs 70-75-145
    T79. David Oraee 73-75-148
    T94. Philip Juel-Berg 79-72-151
    T99. *Drew Trujillo 75-77-152
    T113. Beau Schoolcraft 79-79-158

    1. Washington 280-275--555
    2. UCLA 277-280--557
    3. Texas 279-283--562
    4. Southern California 291-273--564
    5. Georgia Tech 283-283--566
    6. TCU 277-291--568
    6. Oklahoma State 288-280--568
    8. Auburn 281-288--569
    9. Stanford 287-285--572
    10. Arizona State 291-282--573
    11. Oregon 287-289--576
    12. Oregon State 289-288--577
    13. Texas Tech 284-294--578
    14. San Jose State 296-283--579
    15. COLORADO 295-289--584
    T16. UC-Davis 298-291--589
    T16. Osaka Gakuin 293-296--589
    18. Hawai'i-Hilo 293-300--593
    T19. Hawai'i 298-307--605
    T19. CSU-Stanislaus 307-298--605

    from cubuffs.com

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