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Buffs 14th At Arizona State Invitational

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    [h=1]Buffs 14th At Arizona State Invitational[/h] Release: 04/12/2013 Courtesy: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID

    TEMPE, Ariz.—The University of Colorado women’s golf team is 14th in the stacked field at the 2013 Arizona State Invitational after shooting a team score of 10-over par 298 in the first round here at the Karsten Golf Course.

    No. 11 UCLA leads the field after shooting a 9-under par score of 279 while No. 2 Duke is second, one stroke back at 8-under par. No. 1 Southern California is in third at 5-under par 283 while No. 3 Alabama sits in fourth place at 4-under par 284. No. 21 Texas rounds out the top five at 2-under par 286.

    In all, the nation’s top three teams as well as six of the top 11 and 11 of the top 25 are in the field.

    “Overall I think we’re definitely making good progress,” CU coach Anne Kelly said. “We are making great improvement and this field is like a mini-NCAA Championship, so it’s a great experience for us. We had a couple of bad holes, but overall I’m proud of the improvement we are making. We are working hard and it’s starting to pay off.”

    The Buffs 298 team score matches the best performance of the season, along with a pair of rounds at the New Mexico Invitational last fall. It’s the best team round this spring by two strokes and the first time the team has scored below the 300 mark this spring.

    Junior Jenny Coleman shot an even par 72 with three birdies and three bogeys in her round and she is tied for 27th. She was only briefly above par after a bogey on the par 4 No. 2, quickly going below after consecutive birdies on hole Nos. 4 and 5.

    Freshman Jamie Oleksiew shot a 1-over par 73 with a solid four birdies in her round and she is tied for 35th. She had three bogyes and one double bogey. After shooting 1-over on the front nine, she quickly went under par on the back nine with birdies on holes Nos. 10 and 12. After a bogey and then her double, which came on the par 4 No. 15, she had one birdie in the final three holes to finish at 1-over par.

    Freshman Alexis Keating had a solid round with two bad holes that ended up with double bogeys. She shot an even par on the other 16 holes to finish at 4-over par 76 with two birdies and two bogeys, good for a tie for 61st. Junior Kristin Coleman finished tied for 66th at 5-over par 77 with two birdies, five bogeys and one double bogey. Freshman Allie Zech finished at 7-over par 79 after a rough finish to finish tied for 77th. She was 2-over par through 12 but then had three bogeys and a double bogey in her final six holes to finish at 7-over.

    Freshman Megan Haase is playing individually and is tied for 73rd at 6-over par 78. She had a disaster hole on No. 9, shooting an eight on the par 4. Otherwise she shot 2-over the other 17 holes with two birdies and four bogeys. Despite the quadruple bogey, she was 3-over par through 14 holes but finished with three bogeys in her final four holes for her 78.

    Duke’s Laetitia Beck and Washington’s Jennifer Yang are tied for the top spot after the first round, both shooting 5-under par 67s in the first round. One stroke back are five players tied for third spot, including Arizona’s Patricia Garcia, Texas A&M’s Susy Gruden, UCLA’s Ani Giulugian, USC’s Rachel Morris and Alabama’s Emma Talley.

    Play continues Saturday at 9 a.m.

    CU Individuals – t-27. Jenny Coleman, 72; t-35. Jamie Oleksiew, 73; t-61. Alexis Keating, 76; t-66. Kristin Coleman, 77; t-73. Megan Haase (individual); t-77. Allie Zech, 79.

    Top 5 Individuals—t-1. Laetita Beck, Duke and Jennifer Yang, Washington, 67; t-3. Patricia Garcis, Arizona; Susy Gruden, Texas A&M; Ani Gulugian, UCLA; Rachel Morris, USC and Emma Talley, Alabama, 68.

    Team Scores—1. UCLA, 279; 2. Duke, 280; 3. USC, 283; 4. Alabama, 284; 5. Texas, 286; 6. Texas A&M and UC Davis, 287; 8. Arizona, 288; 9. Stanford, 289; 10. South Carolina and Arizona State, 291; 12. TCU and Washington, 292; 14. Colorado, 298; 15. UNLV, 305; 16. Oregon, 311; 17. California, 313.

    from cubuffs.com

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