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Coleman To Compete In U.S. Women's Open

Jul 8, 2015

LANCASTER, Penn. - Former University of Colorado golfer Jenny Coleman is set to compete in the 70th Annual United States Women's Open Championship this week, marking only the second time in school history a Buff has qualified for the event.

Coleman secured her place among the 156-player field back on May 18 at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills, Calif. She earned medalist honors, shooting a 139 in the 36-hole qualifier, two strokes ahead of the second-place finisher. Three other golfers also qualified on the same course.

Since graduating in 2014, the Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. native has played in several State opens and most recently in a Canadian Women's Tour tournament last month. Coleman shot 156 over two rounds at the par 71 Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club and finished tied for 40th place overall. She also turned in a solid performance last fall at the Arizona Women's Open earning a 16th place finish as she carded a 5-over par 220 at Sun City Country Club.

Coleman joins former Buff Jess Wallace as the only other women's golfer to play in the Open. Last year, Wallace became the first Buff to qualify for the tournament when it was held at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C. Wallace along with fellow CU and Symetra Tour pro Emily Talley and Brittany Fan, who will begin her sophomore campaign for the Buffs this fall each fell just one stroke short in their respective qualifiers to participate in this year's event.

The 2015 U.S. Open gets underway at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Penn. on Thursday, July 9 and concludes Sunday, July 12. Coleman will tee-off at 12:31 p.m. MDT, and is grouped with amateur Mariel Galdiano and Texas graduate Bertine Strauss. The first two rounds will be televised on FOX Sports 1 and the final 36 holes will air on FOX.

Fan Advances to CWGA Match Play Final
Sophomore Brittany Fan, redshirt sophomore Tori Glenn and incoming freshman Gillian Vance each competed at the 100th Annual Colorado Women's Golf Association Match Play Championship this week at Raccoon Creek in Littleton. Fan has earned the right to play in the final on July 9 after defeating defending champion Jennifer Kupcho 1 up in Wednesday's semifinals. Vance made it to the quarterfinals before falling 5 and 4 and Glenn fell in the opening round of 16, 2 down. 

Canadian Tour Tournament Results
Jenny Coleman's twin sister, Kristin and senior Jamie Oleksiew also played in the same Canadian Tour Tournament last month. Kristin finished tied for 37th at 13-over par and Oleksiew, a Vancouver native placed 50th overall, shooting a 160 or 18 over-par.

Vivaldi Plays In Long Beach City Championship
Sophomore Natalie Vivaldi participated in the 85th Annual Women's City Championship in Long Beach, Calif. last month. She carded a 12-over par (79-71-81'231) in the three-day meet to finish tied for 22nd overall.

US Amateur Qualifying Up Next
Seven Buffs will play in U.S. Amateur qualifiers over the next few weeks. Senior Alexis Keating will be playing in a tournament in Washington, her home state and Natalie Vivaldi is scheduled to compete in California. Junior Esther Lee along with Allie Zech, Brittany Fan, Tori Glenn and Gillian Vance each are competing in the Colorado qualifying event on July 13 at the Heritage at Westmoor in Westminster.

Fan, Oleksiew Participate in Porter Cup and Judson Invitational
Brittany Fan and Jamie Oleksiew's busy summers have also included June tournaments in Georgia and New York. Fan placed 13th overall at the Porter Cup Qualifier in Lewiston, N.Y. She shot 5-over par (80-70-68'218) in the 54-hole meet. Oleksiew posted a 17-over par score and tied for 40th. The CU duo also competed in the 2015 Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge held at Country Club of Roswell in Roswell, Ga. The tournament featured 60 of the nation's top collegiate women golfers alongside 30 top LPGA Legends Tour Players in a Pro-Am event followed by a three-day competition.