Colorado Finishes 10th At Juli Inkster Collegiate
FAIRFAX, Calif. – The Colorado golf team continued its movement up the team standings at the Juli Inkster Meadow Club Collegiate, climbing from 11th to 10th during the final round on Tuesday.
The Buffaloes carded a 307 on the challenging par 72, 6,157-yard Meadow Club course. They were only three strokes behind UC Davis entering the final round and the Aggies scored a 312 to drop below the Buffs. Colorado finished the tournament with an overall score of 903 (305-291-307), while UCD carded a 905 (299-294-312).
San Jose State, which had a 14-stroke lead heading into the final round (281-283—564), was able to hang on for the team win, but only by one stroke. The Spartans shot a 2-over 290 on the final day to finish with an 854. Stanford, which was second after carding a 578 (295-283) through two rounds, rebounded by firing an 11-under 277 and finishing with an 855. Washington moved up from fourth to third (870) and San Francisco was slipped down from third to fourth (871). California remained fifth (877), rounding out the top five scores.
Hailey Schalk was Colorado's highest finisher at the tournament. She tied for 22nd overall, carding a 221, which are both collegiate-bests for Schalk. In her third round on Tuesday, she recorded a 76. Schalk was 2-over on the back nine (38) and 2-over on the front nine (38). She recorded two birdies and made par 10 times.
Two other Buffs carded a 76 in the third round. Diane Baillieux recorded two birdies and 10 pars to finish at 12-over (228). Malak Bouraeda earned her 76 with four birdies and eight pars and ended up tied for 58th (234).
Lauren Gooding placed 47th overall. She recorded one birdie and made 10 pars in her final round to card an 81. She ended up with an overall score of 230. Natalie Vo carded a 79 in her third round. She too had one birdie and made nine pars. Vo tied for 56th with a final score of 233.
CU's individual at the event, Issy Simpson ended up tied for 60th overall (235). She carded an 80 in the last round with one birdie and eight pars.
"Overall we saw some progress this week," Colorado coach Anne Kelly said. "Meadow Club is a fantastic, classic golf club and forces players to think and use their imagination around the course, especially around the greens. This was a valuable experience for our team. We just have to keep chipping away and continue to improve every week."
Washington's Camille Boyd took home the individual title, finishing with a 202. She shot a 7-under 65 in the third round, but Stanford Rose Zhang moved up four spots from sixth to second after setting a course record with an 8-under 64. She carded a 205 (72-69-64), three strokes behind Boyd and three ahead of the third-place finisher, San Francisco's Riana Mission (208)
Colorado has a quick turnaround with its fourth event of the spring, Briar's Creek Invitational in John's Island, S.C., coming up March 14-15.
|*playing as an individual|
|TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS|
|1.||Camille Boyd, Washington||67-70-65—202|
|2.||Rose Zhang, Stanford||72-69-64—205|
|3.||Riana Mission, San Francisco||71-67-70—208|
|4.||Lucia Lopez-Ortega, San Jose State||71-71-68—210|
|T5.||Brooke Sean, Stanford||74-72-67—213|
|T5.||Sara Kjellker, San Diego State||69-76-68—213|
|T5.||Kajsa Arwefjall, San Jose State||69-72-72—213|
|1.||San Jose State||281-283-290—854|
|6.||San Diego State||289-299-291—879|