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Women's Golf Opens Spring Season Monday In California

Feb 7, 2010

BOULDER -The University of Colorado's women's golf team returns to action and will open its spring season at the Northrop Grumann Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., from Monday through Wednesday at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. The three day event will feature 18 holes each day on the par-71, 5,912-yard course. 

The tournament is one of the season's best, as five of the 15 teams in the event are ranked in the top 16 in the country.   No. 3 Florida, No. 4 TCU and No. 7 Arizona State headline the event with UCLA (No. 13) and Southern California (No. 16) both being ranked in the top 20.  Other teams competing include California, Denver, Duke, Louisville, Michigan State, Ohio State, Pepperdine, UC Irvine and Wake Forest.

The Buffs are ranked No. 83 out of 305 Division I teams by Golfweek and finished the fall with three top 10 finishes in five events, including a sixth-place finish in the Heather Farr Memorial/Colorado Invitational.   CU coach Anne Kelly is traveling three seniors and a pair of sophomores to compete for the Buffaloes.  Sophomores Taylor Doyle and Emily Talley will join, seniors Christine Kim, Julie Kim and Dominique Pytlewski.

Talley led the Buffs throughout the fall with one top 10 and two top 20 finishes.  She had a stroke average of 74.0 and 13 of her 14 rounds were in the 70s or lower with one round in the 60s.  She had three subpar rounds and one more at even par. 

Talley along with Christine Kim and Pytlewski played all 14 rounds for the Buffaloes in the fall.  Christine Kim finished the fall with an average of 75.9 and had 12 rounds in the 70s and two subpar rounds.  Pytlewski had one top 20 finish, 11 rounds scoring in the 70s and one subpar round.  Julie Kim played nine rounds in the spring and was third on the squad with an average of 76.3.  Doyle finished the fall with an average of 78.6 and her round of 70 at the Ptarmigan in the third round was tied for the second-best round by a Buff in the fall.

After the Northrop Grumann, the team will have a month off before a busy March that will include the Buffs' Mountainview Collegiate on March 26-27 in Tucson, Ariz.