Buffs 14th At Lamkin Invitational After First Round; Second Round Suspended Due To Darkness
RANCHO SANTE FE, Calif. – The University of Colorado women's golf team had a slow start on Monday, shooting a 314 in the first round at the Lamkin Invitational.
The Buffaloes were 14th after the first 18 holes, one stroke behind California (313) and three from Kansas (311). With just a few holes left to play, officials suspended the second round due to darkness. A few teams were able to complete the second round, but most did not.
Top-ranked Stanford fired an 8-under 280 at the par 72, 6,329-yard The Farms Golf Club to place first after the initial round. The Cardinal had a nine-stroke lead over No. 21 Arizona State and No. 13 San Jose State as both carded a 289 in the opening round. Oregon, ranked fourth, earned a 291 and No. 23 Ole Miss rounded out the top five, shooting a 293.
Three Buffaloes, Diane Baillieux, Lauren Gooding and Malak Bouraeda, were able to finish both rounds. Ellie Gower and Natalie Vo each have one hole left in the second round and Hailey Schalk, who is playing as an individual, has two holes left.
Baillieux had a rough start to the event despite making par 11 times in the first 18 holes. She shot an 80 in the first round but bounced back nicely in the second round with a 72. She shot three birdies and made par 10 times and was 1-over on the front and the back nine. She currently is 10-over (154) heading into the final round.
Bouraeda carded a 78 in the first round, which included her second eagle of the season. Her second round was not as good as she hit an 81. Heading into the third round she is 15-over (159).
Gooding had a tough day, carding a pair of rounds in the 80s. She hit an 81 in the first round with one birdie and then recorded an 80 in the second round with a pair of birdies. She sits currently sits at a 161.
Vo recorded a 5-over 77 in her first round of play Monday, which included 14 pars. Her second round has her at 9-over (76) with just the par-5 No. 18 left to play.
Gower also shot in the 70s with a 79. She had one birdie in the first round and has another in the second. She is currently 8-over (76) and will finish on the par-4 No. 17 Tuesday.
Schalk played a very solid first round for the Buffs, carding a 75 with two birdies and 12 pars. Her second round has been pretty good with the exception of the triple-bogey on No. 6. Schalk has a 72 (7-over) with two holes left to play; the 13th and 14th.
"Unfortunately we were unable to prepare very well for this very difficult course due to our weather conditions and not being outside or able to chip and putt for over a month," head coach Anne Kelly said. "We certainly can use this as a learning experience and it clearly points out what areas of our games we need to work on."
UCLA's Emma Spitz has moved into the individual lead after two rounds, carding rounds of 72 and 68 (140).
The final round of the Lamkin Invitational starts Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 8 a.m. PT with a shotgun start. Once the second round is complete, the field will play a par 72, 6,254-yard version of the course.
NOTES: Malak Bouraeda was one of seven individuals to record an eagle in the first round of competition.
(ALL RESULTS ARE FOR ROUND 1 AS PLAY WAS SUSPENDED DUE TO DARKNESS DURING ROUND 2)
|TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS|
|T1.||Kajsa Arwefjall, San Jose State||68|
|T1.||Ashley Menne, Arizona State||68|
|T3.||Sophie Guo, Texas||69|
|T3.||Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen, Oregon||69|
|T3.||Natasha Andrea Oon, San Jose State||69|
|T3.||Sadie Englemann, Stanford||69|
|T3.||Lion Higo, Pepperdine||69|
|T3.||Rose Zhang, Stanford||69|
|T2.||San Jose State||289|
|6.||San Diego State||294|