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(Men's) Golfers Ready For Pac-12 Championship Test

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    The men's golf team ended the 2014 Pac-12 Championships brimming with confidence ... will it carry over to this year with the same cast of characters?

    Originally posted by CUBuffs.com
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    PULLMAN, Wash. — The University of Colorado men’s golf team ended the 2014 Pac-12 Championships brimming with confidence ... will it carry over to this year with the same cast of characters?

    The Buffaloes arrived here Saturday – the same six who competed in last year’s league meet – and if they pick up where they left off, Colorado could very well contend for a top finish. The 56th annual Pac-12 Conference Championships start Monday at Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Washington State’s home course.
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    Senior David Oraee, juniors Philip Juel-Berg and Drew Trujillo and sophomores Ethan Freeman and identical twins Jeremy and Yannik Paul are in Washington to compete for the Buffaloes. A year ago, they equaled in experience the youngest CU team ever to participate in a league title meet; now, with 16 letters and 10 championship appearances among them, they are one of the more experienced.
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    The Pac-12 has long instituted a 6-for 5 scoring format for its title meet, obviously a reward for those schools with greater depth and a challenge for those without it. Quite often, it’s either the first or only the second such format teams see during the season; this will be the second time the Buffs are competing in a 6-for-5, doing so with many other Pac-12 teams to close out last fall in UCLA’s Gifford Intercollegiate. Ranked as the 14th toughest field in over 200 tournaments this season, the Buffs finished eighth out of 10 in that one, with Jeremy Paul turning in CU’s top performance in tying for 17th (215, +2).
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    Palouse Ridge will play at 7,257-yards but with a par-70 configuration, making it a longer course, though it does have three par-5s but five par-3s, instead of the more common two and four, respectively, on most par-70 layouts. Utah’s Jonathon Thomas tamed the course in WSU’s home meet last fall, recording a course (and school) record 8-under 62.
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    Stanford, ranked No. 9 by Golfweek and No. 13 by GolfStat, is the defending champion, but once again, the Pac-12 is the nation’s premier golf conference, as the league boasts seven schools in the top 25. Always tightly contested, there rarely is a clear-cut favorite. The Buffs finished eighth in their inaugural Pac-12 appearance in 2012, and dipped to 10th in 2013, though were just eight shots out of seventh, before claiming fourth in 2014. CU’s last league title was the 1968 Big 8 crown.

    The teams will play 36 holes on Monday, with single rounds Tuesday and Wednesday concluding the 72-hole tournament; the weather is expected to cooperate, with little chance for precipitation and temperatures in the 64-to-74 degree range all three days.
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    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) …
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    Pac 12 Media Release on Championship- http://www.cubuffs.com/pdf9/3484506.pdf and CU notes on its team at http://www.cubuffs.com/pdf9/3484406.pdf .

    Live results- http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=6697

    TV- Looks like there's just a one hour highlight/ summary show starting way after the event ends, with the show 1st scheduled for Sunday, May 10 starting at 11 a.m. PT / 12 noon MT on Pac-12 Networks. (Looks like it will be on right after the one hour show summarizing the women's championship.)
     
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    Good luck to the Men's team in the tournament starting tomorrow. Hope they can take inspiration from the women's team, as well as their own 4th place finish last year, and beat many higher seeds this week on their way to a high finish, as well as earning an NCAA regional berth!

    A couple notes from the CU Notes sheet-

    "The NCAA Championship selections will be announced live on the Golf Channel on Monday, May 4 from 8-9 a.m. MDT (also streamed live on its website)"

    "Utah will host the 2016 Pac-12 Championship at the Salt Lake City Country Club next April 27-29; in 2017, it will be Colorado’s first chance to host a conference championship since the Big 8 meet in 1972."
     
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    Looks like the Buffs are doing better today, but still quite a bit back. Hope they finish strong today and in the final round tomorrow.

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    Looks like the odds are the Buffs will end up in 11th as the Pac 12 Championship nears completion, although there is still time for time to possibly get 10th, end even if they caught fire maybe 9th.

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