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Buffs Move to Eighth At Pac-12 Preview

Nov 2, 2021
Natalie Vo fired a 4-under 69 during the second round of the Pac-12 Preview

KAILUA KONA, Hawai'i – The Colorado women's golf team moved to eighth after a tough second round at the Pac-12 Preview on Tuesday as the Buffaloes shot a 16-over 308.
 
Stanford remained the team leader. The Cardinal shot a 1-under 291 in the second round and is currently 5-under through two rounds (579). Southern California shot an even round (292) which kept the Trojans at 2-under overall (582) as they stayed second overall. Arizona moved up four positions to third as the Wildcats shot a 4-under 288 and is currently 1-over (585). Those three teams were the only teams that carded an even or sub-par team score in the second round. Every other team was over-par in the round.
 
Colorado was tied for fifth after the first day with a 1-over 293 on the 6,449-yard, par 73 Nanea Golf Club. After the second round of play, CU's score is currently 601 (293-308). Washington is in seventh, just six strokes ahead of CU (595), while Oregon and UCLA are tied for fifth (594), seven strokes in front of the Buffs.
 
After a hard first round on Monday (80), Natalie Vo bounced back Tuesday with Colorado's best round, firing a 4-under 69 to tie the third-lowest 18-hole score on a par 73 in program history. Her 11-stroke improvement was propelled by five birdies and she made par 12 times. She had been tied for 80th and moved up into a tie for 17th (149).
 
Starting on the 10th tee, Vo recorded three birdies, made par five times and recorded her only bogey of the round on the back nine to finish 2-under (34) heading to the front nine. There she was 2-under (35), sinking her remaining two birdies and making par on the other seven holes.
 
"It was a rough day for our team with the exception of Natalie," head coach Anne Kelly said. "She played a fantastic round of golf and kudos to her for carrying her team today. She made a very nice comeback after a frustrating first round. She came out determined to improve and made a nice comeback today. Hopefully, the other team members will take her lead and make nice comebacks as well tomorrow."
 
Ellie Gower and Diane Baillieux are tied for 31st (151) following the second round. Gower shot a 79 with two birdies and made par 10 times. Baillieux had three birdies and made par 10 times, but two rough holes are what made the difference in her round as she finished her round 9-over (82).  
 
Hailey Schalk recorded a 79 and is currently tied for 41st (154), while Malak Bouraeda scored an 81 and is tied for 49th (156),
 
USC's Katherine Muzi continues to lead the field. She had a one-stroke advantage after the first round and increased it to two strokes after the second round, firing a 71. She has a 7-under 139 heading into the final round. Brooke Seay (Stanford) and Danique Stokmans (Oregon State) are tied for second at 5-under.
 
The final round of the Pac-12 Preview begins at 7:30 a.m. local time (11:30 a.m. MT) on Wednesday, November 3. The Buffaloes are paired with Oregon, UCLA and Washington.  
 
NOTES: Natalie Vo's 69 in the second round is her first round in the 60s at CU; it is also her second sub-par round this fall … CU has had seven rounds in the 60s this fall as well as 14 sub-par rounds.
 
 

BUFFALO INDIVIDUALS
Rank Name Score
T17. Natalie Vo 80-69—149   
T31. Ellie Gower 73-79—152
T31. Diane Baillieux 70-82—152
T41. Hailey Schalk 75-79—154
T49. Malak Bouraeda 75-81—156  
     
TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS    
Rank Name Score
1. Katherine Muzi, USC 68-71—139
T2. Brooke Seay, SU 71-70—141
T2. Danique Stokmans, OSU 69-72—141
4. Emma Spitz, OSU 72-70—142
T5. Gile Bite Starkute, UA 71-72—143
T5. Aline Krauter, SU 70-73—143
     
TEAM SCORES    
Rank Team Score
1. Stanford 288-291—579
2. Southern California 290-292—582
3. Arizona 297-288—585
4. Oregon State 293-299—592
T5. Oregon 292-302—594
T5. UCLA 301-293—594
7. Washington 291-304—595
8. Colorado 293-308—601
9. Arizona State 300-304—604
10. Washington State 305-302—607
11. California 306-317—623
12. Hawai'i 306-322—628