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Women's Golf Hands Out Team Awards

May 6, 2010

BOULDER -- University of Colorado head women's golf coach Anne Kelly Thursday announced three team awards for performance during the 2009-10 season. 

Emily Talley earned the Most Valuable Golfer award, while Taylor Doyle earned the Most Improved Golfer and Jamie Befort earned the Outstanding Academic Achievement award.

Talley led the Buffs with a stroke average of 74.94, the second-lowest in program history and the second time a CU golfer has broke the 75 strokes per round mark.  She led the Buffs with seven top 20 finishes, four top 10 finishes and two top 5 finishes, one of which was a tie for fifth placed at last month's Big 12 Championships, the second-highest finish for a CU player at Big 12s.  She also led the Buffs with five subpar rounds and three more rounds at even par.  Her rounds counted toward team scoring 31 out of 32 rounds, or 96.9 percent.  She was the Big 12 Golfer of the Month in March and three times earned the CU Athlete of the Week award.   She was also named the CU Female Athlete of the Year for her performance. 

Doyle joined the team as a walk-on last year and as the season wore on she became a staple in the Buffs' lineup.  She was one of just three Buffs to play in all 18 rounds in the spring with a stroke average of 77.39, third best on the team.  She had one subpar round, 19 rounds in the 70s and 21 of her 24 rounds when not playing individually counted toward team scoring. 

Befort played in 15 rounds on the season with a stroke average of 80.47.  Playing individually, she ended her season with an even par 72 at the Indiana Invitational.  She owns a career grade point average above 3.9 in Integrated Physiology.