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Buffs Finish 14th At Northrop Grumman

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    [h=1]Buffs Finish 14th At Northrop Grumman[/h]Release: 02/13/2013 Courtesy: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID
    PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif.—The University of Colorado women’s golf team struggled a bit in the third and final round of the 2013 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, slipping to finish 14th in one of the toughest fields of any tournament played this season. The Buffs shot a final round 32-over par 316 to finish at 75-over par 927 through the three rounds.

    UCLA used a final round 7-over par 291, the best final round by 10 strokes, to win by nine over top-ranked Southern California. The Bruins shot an 18-over par 870, nine better than USC (879) and 13 over third place and fourth-ranked Duke (881). Texas finished fourth at 38-over par 890 while No. 3 Florida rounds out the top five at 40-over par 892.

    “The course had a difficult set up today, some tough hole locations,” CU coach Anne Kelly said. “We took two steps forward and one step back this week. Jamie (Oleksiew) played well today, a round of 3- or 4-over isn’t bad at all on this course. And good for Alexis (Keating) for being in the mix headed into today, she just needs to get used to being there. I know the rest of the team is disappointed with how they played. We were hoping ot move up a little bit. We had a good chance to beat some good teams and we didn’t take advantage of it. At the same time, we are still pretty young and this was a stellar field, it’s still a learning process, especially for the freshmen.”

    The field featured the top four teams in the rankings, six of the top 10 and nine of the top 22 in the latest rankings. The other 15 teams in the field were all ranked in the top 50 nationally.

    Oleksiew led the Buffs on the day with a 4-over par 75 to finish tied for 39th at 16-over par 229. She started off on No. 10 and immediately went to 2-over par with a double bogey, but then birdied No. 13 to bring it back to 1-over. She then had a double bogey and bogey in the next three holes to finish her front nine at 4-over par on the back nine of the course. She then played solid the rest of the way, shooting even par on the course’s front nine with one birdie and one bogey.

    Keating also finished tied for 39th at 16-over par 229 with a final round 11-over par 82. She entered the day tied for 14th and was 3-over after the first two holes (Nos. 9 and 10) and then had a three-hole stretch making the turn back to the front nine where she was 5-over. After 12 holes she was at 10-over par but then had five pars and a bogey in her last six holes to finish at 11-over.

    Freshman Allie Zech shot a final round 9-over par 80 and finished tied for 62nd at 24-over par 237. She started on No. 11 and was 3-over par through seven holes before an unfortunate triple bogey on No. 18 to move to 6-over. She then had a four hole string of birdies to move to 10-over through 13 before finishing her round strong with four pars and a birdie down the stretch.

    Junior Kristin Coleman also shot a final round 9 over par 80 and finished tied for 71st at 29-over par 242. Starting on No. 12, she was 4-over par through five holes and then remained there through 10 holes. On her final eight holes, she had six bogeys and two birdies to finish her round at 9-over.

    Junior Jenny Coleman shot a final round 10-over par 81 to finish tied for 55th at 21-over par 234. Starting on No. 10, she had a bit of a rough start and was 5-over after five and then other than one double bogey, she had nine pars and three bogeys in her final 13 holes to finish at 10-over.

    UCLA’s Erynne Lee moved up from a tie for fifth to win with a final round 69 to finish at even par 213 through 54 holes. Oklahoma State’s Kelsey Vines took second one stroke back while USC’s Kyung Kim was third at 3-over par 216. Madison Pressel from Texas was fourth at 4-over par while three golfers were tied for fifth at 5-over par.

    The Buffs will next head to New Orleans in less than two weeks for the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl, hosted by Tulane at the English Turn Country Club on Feb. 24-26.

    “Keep will keep working hard on our short game and wedge play,” Kelly said. “We just need to be a little mentally tougher, focus more on one shot at a time, not the big picture. We did that well the first two days, but today lost a little focus. We need to get back to what proved to work the first two rounds.”

    t-39.Alexis Keating73-74-82—229
    t-39.Jamie Oleksiew74-80-75—229
    t-55.Jenny Coleman75-78-81—234
    t-62.Allie Zech82-75-80—237
    t-71.Kristin Coleman82-80-80—242

    1.E. Lee, UCLA72-72-69—213
    2.K. Vines. OK-State71-72-71—214
    3.K. Kim, USC74-69-73—216
    4.M. Pressel, Texas75-69-73—217
    t-5.C. Isagawa, Oregon71-76-71—218
    t-5.L. Lopez, UCLA73-73-72—218
    t-5.T. Lua, UCLA72-72-74—218

    2.Southern California298-280-301—578
    8.Oklahoma State309-305-302—614
    12.Arizona State305-310-305—615
    13.Wake Forest306-308-307—614
    15.Michigan State309-309-310—618
    16.Ohio State311-304-317—615

    from cubuffs.com

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