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Golfers Finish 17th At UHH's Amer Ari Invitational

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    Beau Schoolcraft finished with a 74 in Hawai'i, CU's best effort among the five designated scorers Friday.

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    Golfers Finish 17th At UHH's Amer Ari Invitational

    Release: 02/08/2013 Courtesy: David Plati, Associate AD/Sports Information

    WAIKOLOA, Hawai'i - The University of Colorado men's golf team slipped two spots here Friday into a 17th place finish as the 23rd Annual Hawai'i-Hilo Amer Ari Invitational, the first collegiate tournament of the spring season, came to a close.

    No. 6 Washington and No.7 UCLA tied for team honors at 22-under par, as there was no team playoff; both came in with 842 team scores with the Bruins making up two shots on the Huskies in the final round to catch them for the tie. No. 46 TCU scored the second best team round of the day to jump from sixth to third at 849, while there was a three-way tie for fourth at 850 among No. 2 Texas, No. 8 Southern California and No. 10 Georgia Tech.

    Colorado went in the other direction, shooting the worst team score of the day and its worst of the 2012-13 season, a 17-over par 305 on the 7,074-yard, par-72 Waikoloa King's Course layout. That gave the Buffaloes an 889 team score, or 25-over par for the tournament.

    Colorado head coach Roy Edwards did not mince his words in talking about his team's performance, which saw the Buffaloes have to count scores of 79, 75 and 78 toward its team total out the fourth spot, respectively, each day accounting for much of the overage.

    "There's no other way to say it: today's effort was terrible," Edwards said. "We were not competitive at really any level and the result was 100 percent indicative of that effort. The standards for a golfer representing the University of Colorado are higher than what was shown today." But he still looked to find some positives.

    "We had a great team meeting after the round and these guys are capable of being much better," he said. "They have proven that in the past. As with anything negative, it can make you better. I expect today to be one of those situations and the team will be tougher and better overall because of it."

    Senior Jason Burstyn had entered the day in contention for medalist honors, just three strokes out of the lead, but had his struggles. Double-bogeying four of his first eight holes, with one birdie in the middle and one on No. 18 (his ninth hole as he started on 10), left him at 6-over par at the turn. He settled down to play the second nine even (seven pars, a bird and a boge) and finished with a 78, giving him a 2-over 218 total for the tournament, tying him for 49th.

    How uncharacteristic was that run of four double bogeys for Burstyn? He had just five during the fall in 17 rounds (306 holes). He wasn't alone in his final round struggles; the second round co-leaders dropped from first to a tie for fourth.

    Senior Derek Fribbs was Colorado's next best finisher, tying for 60th after a final round 3-over 75 gave him a 4-over 220 score. He was 1-under heading into his final six holes but then scored back-to-back doubles on Nos. 5 and 6 and then a bogey on No. 7; he did rally to birdie No. 8 and then finish with two pars.

    Sophomore David Oraee wrapped things up with a 6-over 78 for a 10-over 226, placing him 95th. He closed with a birdie, 10 pars and seven bogeys. He was, however, the only Buff golfer to not score worse than bogey in any round here this week.

    Senior Beau Schoolcraft rebounded after two straight 79s to card a 2-over 74, which gave him a total of 232, tying him for 106th. He had two birdies and 12 pars against four bogeys on Friday, when he was 1-under through his first 11 holes but then suffered back-to-back-to-back bogeys that put him on the unhappy side of par for the day.

    Freshman Philip Juel-Berg shot par in the second round, but his first and third rounds weren't memorable; after coming back strong from an opening 79, he closed with a 10-over par 82, which ballooned him to 17-over for the meet (233), tying him for 108th in the standings. He had nine pars, eight bogeys and a double to finish his play here, his first round all year in which he did not score at least one birdie.

    The five designated scorers combined for 54 bogeys, 12 double, a triple and quintuple, countering those 86 strokes over par with two eagles and 33 birdies; those raw numbers don't mean much until it is realized that the rest of the field scored 37 eagles but 1,024 birdies with the average score in the 116-man field being a 73.3; CU's was a full two strokes higher at 75.3.

    Redshirt frosh Drew Trujillo played here as an individual (meaning his score did not count toward the CU team total), and he wrapped up play with a 1-over 73, his third best round as a collegian and CU's top score Friday. He finished with a 9-over 225, which tied him for 91st (11th among the 16 competing here individually). He had two birdies and 13 pars Friday, with his nine birdies tied with Burstyn for the most this week.

    Auburn's Dominic Bozzelli shot a final round 67 to vault to the individual title, his 11-under 205 score good for a two-shot win over Stanford's Steven Kearney and Washington's Trevor Simsby.

    The Buffaloes will resume action in two weeks, competing in Southern California in The Prestige at PGA West (La Quinta, Calif., Feb. 18-20) and the Wyoming Desert Classic (Palm Desert, Feb. 22-24).

    BUFFALO INDIVIDUALS (*-played as an individual)
    T49. Jason Burstyn 73-67-78--218
    T60. Derek Fribbs 70-75-75--220
    T91. *Drew Trujillo 75-77-73--225
    95. David Oraee 73-75-78--226
    T106. Beau Schoolcraft 79-79-74--232
    T108. Philip Juel-Berg 79-72-82--233
    1. Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn 70-68-67--205
    T2. Steven Kearney, Stanford 69-72-66--207
    T2. Trevor Simsby, Washington 72-66-69--207
    T4. David Fink, Oregon State 68-70-70--208
    T4. Cody Gribble, Texas 69-68-71--208
    T4. Pontus Widegren, UCLA 68-69-71--208
    1. UCLA 277-280-285--842
    1. Washington 280-275-287--842
    3. TCU 277-291-281--849
    4. Southern California 291-273-286--850
    4. Georgia Tech 283-283-284--850
    4. Texas 279-283-288--850
    7. Stanford 287-285-280--852
    8. Auburn 281-288-285--854
    9. Oklahoma State 288-280-287--855
    10. Arizona State 291-282-290--863
    11. Oregon 287-289-288--864
    12. Texas Tech 284-294-290--868
    13. San Jose State 296-283-291--870
    14. Oregon State 289-288-296--873
    15. Osaka Gakuin 293-296-289--878
    16. UC-Davis 298-291-298--887
    17. COLORADO 295-289-305--889
    18. Hawai'i-Hilo 293-300-298--891
    19. Hawai'i 298-307-297--902
    20. CSU-Stanislaus 307-298-298--903

    from cubuffs.com

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