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Women's golf at Arizona State Invite

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by AztecBuff, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. AztecBuff

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    Mar 9, 2013
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    The women's golf team is in Tempe at the Arizona State Invite this weekend, with play started yesterday and continuing through Sunday.

    Article on yesterday's 1st round action- http://www.cubuffs.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210873662

    Buffs Tied For Eighth At Arizona State Invite

    TEMPE, Ariz. –The University of Colorado women’s golf team is tied for eighth place after shooting 10-over par here in the opening round of the Arizona State Invitational.

    The 31st-ranked Buffaloes used a strong performance this afternoon to climb inside the top 10 after a slow start. Colorado was as a low as 12th place in the team standings near the halfway mark, but a solid effort down the stretch moved them into the eighth place spot along with Pac-12 foe, Washington. The four golfers who’s scores counted toward the team total combined to shoot 12-over par through the first nine holes and then responded with a nice turnaround on the back side, collectively shooting 2-under par on the 6,337-yard, par 72 Karsten Golf Course.

    “It was kind of a rough start this morning, but we were able to get some things going as the round went on,” said Colorado head coach Anne Kelly. “Tee to green we were pretty good. We seem to play our best on really long, hard golf courses and this course is more of a wedge–it really rewards good wedge play and good short games. Those are the areas we are weak in so it’s good that we are getting that experience and a chance to practice it.”

    The Buffs are competing against one of the toughest fields they have faced this season as nine of the 14 teams are ranked in the top 35, including four Pac-12 schools. No. 3 UCLA shot a 281 and is in first place, holding a six-stroke lead over UNLV and tournament host Arizona State, who both recorded 287 team scores. Right on their heels are Arizona and Alabama as the two schools shot even-par and are tied for fourth place.

    Junior Esther Lee carried over her momentum from the Silverado Showdown earlier in the week, carding a 3-under par, 69–her second straight round in the 60s and is tied for third on the leaderboard. Making the turn at 1-over par, Lee shot an impressive 4-under par on the back side, which included 4 pars, 3 birdies, 1 eagle and 1 bogey. Her eagle on the par 5, 14th hole was the only one recorded among the 78-player field on the day.

    Live leaderboard (Buffs scheduled for ~8:00 tee times (AZ (MST) time))- http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?DB_OEM_ID=600&pg=team&tid=9828

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