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Colorado Finishes 14th At ICON Invitational

Feb 22, 2022
Malak Bouraeda

HUMBLE, Texas – The University of Colorado women's golf team shot a 297 in the final round of the ICON Invitational Tuesday and finished 14th overall.
The Buffaloes carded an 893 (296-300-297), finishing five strokes behind North Texas (888). Texas State placed 15th overall (911).
"Ball striking seems to be getting better overall for the team," head coach Anne Kelly said. "We are struggling with wedges and putting, but we will keep working and are determined to improve our performances."
Southern California maintained its lead in the team standings and won the tournament by 15 strokes. The Trojans shot a 14-under in the final round (274) and an 825 (39-under) for the enter event. Illinois ended up second, finishing with a 24-under 840 and Oklahoma State recorded a 19-under (845).
Natalie Vo finished the tournament tied for 36th, carding a 4-over 220, which was the second-best score of her collegiate career. Her final round was a 75 with three birdies and 10 pars at the par 72, 6,247-yard Golf Club of Houston. She shot a 2-over 38 on the front nine and a 1-over 37 on the back nine.
Malak Bouraeda entered the day 3-over and ended up 52nd after carding a 77 in the third round. She tied for the team-high, making 12 pars, but only sank one birdie to finish the tournament 8-over (224).
Hailey Schalk finished one stroke behind Bouraeda with a 225 to tie for 53rd. She recorded a 75 in her last round with a pair of birdies and made 11 pars. Diane Baillieux tied for 66th with a 228. Her final round was her best, a 2-over 74 with three birdies and 11 pars.
Lauren Gooding had the best individual round Tuesday for CU despite finishing 72nd (232). She shot a 73 with three birdies and made 12 pars.
Southern California's Amari Avery carded a 65 to break a three-way tie for first and won medalist honors with a 201 (65-71-65), defeating Texas Tech's Amy Taylor by one stroke (68-68-66—202).
Colorado has a little break before its next tournament, the Julie Inkster Spartan Invitational, in Fairfax, Calif., March 7-8.

Rank Name Score
T36. Natalie Vo 69-76-75—220
52. Malak Bouraeda 75-72-77—224
T53. Hailey Schalk 74-76-75—225
T66. Diane Baillieux 78-76-74—228
72. Lauren Gooding 83-76-73—232
Rank Name Score
1. Amari Avery, Southern California 65-71-65—201
2. Amy Taylor, Texas Tech 68-68-66—202
T3. Crystal Wang, Illinois 68-71-64—203
T3. Cindy Kou, Southern California 68-68-67—203
5. Kornkamol Sukaree, Illinois 70-68-70—208
Rank Team Score
1. Southern California 270-281-274—824
2. Illinois 287-280-273—840
3. Oklahoma State 285-283-277—845
4. Texas Tech 288-291-272—851
5. Texas A&M 290-289-280—859
6. Purdue 287-294-287—868  
T7. Tennessee 295-287-287—869
T7. Houston 289-290-290—869
T7. Ole Miss 290-297-283—869
T10. Michigan State 289-297-286—872
T10. Maryland 290-295-287—872
12. TCU 294-296-290—880
13. North Texas 292-301-295—888
14. Colorado 296-300-297—893
15. Texas State 301-311-299—911