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Keating Leads Way As Buffs In Ninth In Maui

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    [h=1]Keating Leads Way As Buffs In Ninth In Maui[/h] Release: 03/25/2013 Courtesy: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID


    KAPALUA, Hawai’i—Freshman Alexis Keating became just the fifth freshman in University of Colorado women’s golf history to shoot a round in the 60s and is in fourth place individually as she led the Buffs into a ninth place tie here after the first round of the 2013 Anuenue Spring Break Classic. The Buffs are the defending champions of the event, and are sitting at 13-over par 301.

    No. 31 Pepperdine leads the way with a 3-under par 285 team score, two shots ahead of No. 10 Washington (1-under 287) while No. 17 Arizona State is third at 1-over par 289. San Jose State and No. 12 Stanford are tied for fourth place at 6-over par 294. The Buffs are tied with No. 13 UC Davis, No. 34 Denver and No. 39 Oregon in the stacked field that includes five top 20 and seven top 40 teams.

    “We didn’t start out too well today,” Kelly said. “We struggled with some of the holes on the back nine, especially No. 16, which ate our lunch today. On the whole, we responded as a team, and that’s a good sign. Other than Alexis and Jamie, we struggled with our putters on these Bermuda greens.”

    The four players who ended up counting for the team score were a combined 7-over par on No. 16, accounting for over half of the above par strokes in the entire round, as those four were a combined 6-over par on the other 17 holes. The three doubles on that hole accounted for three of the four holes worse that bogey by all five players the entire round.

    Keating had a solid round that included an eagle, four birdies and just two holes over par in recording her career best round of 69. She started on No. 9 and after a birdie and bogey, she had a three-hole stretch with two birdies and her eagle to go to 4-under par. She followed up her eagle with a double bogey on No. 16, and then finished the last 10 holes of her round with one birdie and nine pars.

    “Alexis started out well, struggled on 16 but brought back and shot her lowest college round so far,” Kelly said. “I’m proud of her, she’s worked hard, especially on her putting and it’s paying off for her.”

    She is just the fifth freshman to shoot a round in the 60s and overall it’s the eighth round in the 60s by a freshman in program history. Overall, she’s the 15th player to shoot a round in the 60s in program history and it’s the 34th such round. This season it’s the second round in the 60s for the Buffs and second-best round on the books and best this spring, following a 68 by Jenny Coleman at the Dick McGuire Invitational last fall.

    Freshman Jamie Oleksiew shot a 3-over par 75. She had a rough stretch early in her round on the course’s back nine, with three bogeys and a double in the span of four holes, but she played the other 14 holes at 2-under par with three birdies and a bogey the rest of the way to finish with her 75. She is tied for 31st individually.

    “Jamie didn’t have a good start at all, but really brought it back on her back nine and shot a couple under,” Kelly said. “She really got it going, and I’m happy for her.”

    Coleman is tied for 68th at 6-over par 78. She had a little turbulence at the beginning of her round with five bogeys in her first six holes, but then she settled down to shoot 1-over the rest of the way with two birdies and three bogeys.

    Freshman Allie Zech is tied for 72nd at 7-over par 79 while freshman Megan Haase is tied for 82nd at 9-over par 81 through the first round. Zech followed suit of the other Buffs with a better score on the course’s front nine, as she shot 5-over the first half of her round on the back nine and 2-over on the front to close out her round. Haase was putting an impressive performance together on her front nine, the course’s back nine, shooting 3-over there, but had a three hole stretch at 4-over near the end of her round to finish her back nine at 6-over.

    Arizona State’s Noemi Jiminez and Pepperdine’s Grace Na, both ranked in the top 10 nationally, are tied at 5-under par 67 through the first round. San Jose State’s Regan De Guzman is one stroke back in third place at 4-under par 68 and Keating is then tied for fourth with Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse at 3-under 69.

    Second round action will get underway Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. local Hawaiian time in a shotgun format with the Buffs teeing off on holes 8-11. The third round will conclude action here Wednesday.

    BUFFALOES INDIVIDUALS
    t-4.​
    Alexis Keating
    69​
    t-31.​
    Jamie Oleksiew
    75​
    t-62.​
    Jenny Coleman
    78​
    t-72.​
    Allie Zech
    79​
    t-82.​
    Megan Haase
    81​

    TOP 5 INDIVIUALS
    t-1.​
    N. Jiminez, Arizona State
    67​
    t-1.​
    G. Na, Pepperdine
    67​
    3.​
    R. De Guzman, San Jose State
    68​
    t-4.
    A. Keating, Colorado
    69
    t-4.​
    M. Stackhouse, Stanford
    69​

    TEAM STANDINGS
    1.​
    Pepperdine
    285​
    2.​
    Washington
    287​
    3.​
    Arizona State
    289​
    t-4.​
    San Jose State
    294​
    t-4.​
    Stanford
    294​
    6.​
    UCLA
    295​
    7.​
    Portland State
    296​
    8.​
    Fresno State
    298​
    t-9.
    Colorado
    301
    t-9.​
    Denver
    301​
    t-9.​
    Oregon
    301​
    t-9.​
    UC Davis
    301​
    13.​
    Tulsa
    304​
    14.​
    Oregon State
    305​
    15.​
    Nevada
    307​
    16.​
    Osaka Gaukin
    311​
    17.​
    Hawaii
    313​
    18.​
    Hawaii-Hilo
    321​

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