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Buffs Ninth At Northrop Grumman

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    [h=1]Buffs Ninth At Northrop Grumman[/h]Release: 02/12/2013 Courtesy: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID
    PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif.—The University of Colorado women’s golf team basically held server here Tuesday, slipping one spot into ninth at the 2013 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, hosted by Ohio State here at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. The Buffs shot a second round 23-over par 307 to sit at 43-over 611 through 36 holes.

    Top ranked Southern California showed exactly why they’re No. 1 by shooting a 4-under par 280, 11 strokes better than any team in the second round, to move from fourth to first place through 36 at 10-over par 578. UCLA is second one stroke back (579) after a second round 7-over par 291 while No. 4 Duke is third at 17-over par 585 after shooting 11-over par in the second round. Texas is fourth at 21-over par 589 while No. 3 Florida rounds out the top five at 24-over par 592.

    In ninth place, the other three teams ahead of the Buffs in this star-studded field are No. 22 Baylor (sixth, 31-over par 599), No. 7 Arizona (seventh, 36-over par 604) and No. 2 Washington (eighth, 41-over par 609). The Buffs are ahead of three top 20 programs headed into the final round; No. 10 Arizona State, No. 14 Oklahoma State and No. 17 Michigan State.

    “We did OK today,” CU head coach Anne Kelly said. “It just seemed like everybody had a disaster hole. If we could eliminate those few holes, we’d be a lot further up the standings right now. It’s a learning process and now we know what we need to do; get rid of those doubles and higher numbers.”

    CU’s quintet combined for four double bogeys, one triple and one quadruple with those 15 strokes on those six holes costing the Buffs four spots in the standings. The Buffs were 8-over par on the other 84 holes collectively.

    Freshman Alexis Keating led the way for the Buffaloes for the second straight day, carding a 3-over par 74 and remaining in the top 20. At 5-over par 147, she is tied for 14th place in a field that includes 10 of the top 20 and 30 of the top 100 players in the country. Starting on No. 10, she shot a 1-under on her front nine, the course’s back nine, and remained at 1-under through 14 holes before she was bit with a triple bogey. She then bogeyed her second to final hole to finish the round at 3-over.

    Freshman Allie Zech rebounded from a first round 82 to improve by seven strokes with a second round 4-over par 75. At 15-over par 157, she is in 65th place individually. She was 5-over par through 11 holes before getting her first of three birdies on the round on the par 4 No. 3 to bring it back to 4-over. She sandwiched a pair of bogeys inside a pair of birdies on the final four holes to close out her back nine at even par for her 75. She was the only CU golfer not to suffer a double bogey or worse in her round.

    “Alexis hung in there pretty well, but had one rough hole and got that triple,” Kelly said. “But she still had a 74 so she didn’t let it bother her. Allie shot a 75 and birdied her last hole, she had a nice comeback and that really helped us today.”

    Junior Jenny Coleman shot a 7-over par 78 and is tied for 42nd place at 11-over par 153. Unfortunately for her, other than a three hole stretch where she shot 8-over par, she was 1-under par on the other 15 holes. She called a penalty on herself after her ball moved on No. 18, eventually taking an 8 on the par 4. Then after making the turn, she double bogeyed No. 1 and No. 2 before bringing it back and finishing out her round with one bogey, one birdie and five pars on the last seven holes.

    Freshman Jamie Oleksiew shot a second round 9-over par 80 and is tied for 49th at 12-over par 154. She shot a 5-over on her front nine and 4-over on her back nine. Junior Kristin Coleman also shot a 9-over par 80 and is currently tied for 75th at 20-over par 162.

    Duke’s Alejandra Cangrejo currently leads the field after her second straight round of 1-under par 70 to sit at 2-under par 140 through 36 holes. A trio of golfers are tied for second at 1-over par 143 including Florida’s Camila Hedberg, Oklahoma State’s Kelsey Vines, both ranked in the top five, and USC’s Kyung Kim. There are then five players tied for fifth at 2-over par 144.

    The first spring event will conclude Wednesday with the final round slated for a 9 a.m. MT shotgun start. The Buffs will tee off on holes Nos. 9-12. Next up for the Buffs is a trip to New Orleans Feb. 24-26 for the Allstate Sugar Bowl, hosted by Tulane at the English Turn Country Club.

    “We are looking forward to tomorrow,” Kelly said. “Hopefully we can move up a bit, which would be great in this top-caliber field. We will all need to come together collectively to get rid of those doubles and higher numbers.”

    t-14.Alexis Keating73-74—147
    t-42.Jenny Coleman75-78—153
    t-49.Jamie Oleksiew74-80—154
    65.Allie Zech82-75—157
    t-75.Kristin Coleman82-80—162

    1.A. Cangrejo, Duke70-70—140
    t-2.C. Hedberg, Florida71-72—143
    t-2.K. Vines. OK-State71-72—143
    t-2.K. Kim, USC74-69—143
    t-5.E. Lee, UCLA72-72—144
    t-5.T. Lua, UCLA72-72—144
    t-5.S. Popov, USC76-68—144
    t-5.M. Pressel, Texas75-69—144
    t-5.C. Thomas, Washington74-70—144
    1.Southern California298-280—578
    t-12.Oklahoma State309-305—614
    t-12.Wake Forest306-308—614
    t-14.Ohio State311-304—615
    t-14.Arizona State305-310—615
    16.Michigan State309-309—618

    from cubuffs.com

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