WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The University of Colorado men's golf team rebounded a bit here Wednesday in the final round of the NCAA Central/Purdue Regional, recording the fifth-best score which bumped up the Buffaloes into a 12th-place finish.
However, only the top five teams advanced to the NCAA Championship Finals in two weeks, thus the season for the 26th-ranked Buffaloes has come to a close.
No. 17 Nevada-Las Vegas won with an 8-over 872 score, finishing up with an 11-over 299 in the final round, which despite temperatures in the 70s was plagued by winds constant at 15-to-25 and gusting up to 40 miles per hour. No. 20 Auburn took second, three back at 875, with No. 8 Illinois moving into the top five with an 878 score after turning in the top final round score of 6-over 294. No, 44 New Mexico, the second round leader, finished fourth (880) after recording the second-highest score Wednesday (22-over 310), with No. 38 and host Purdue claiming the fifth and final spot with an 882 total.