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Buffs Move up to 13th After Strong Second Round At PING/ASU Invitational

Mar 26, 2022
Malak Bouraeda shots a 68 in the second round

PHOENIX – The Colorado women's golf team put together a strong second round to move up two positions into 13th on Saturday at the PING/Arizona State University Invitational.
 
CU carded a 294 with two Buffaloes firing sub-par rounds at the par 72, 6,426-yard Papago Golf Course. The Buffs (598) are now six strokes from 12th-place Denver (592) and seven from 11th-place New Mexico (591).
 
Arizona State, currently ranked No. 8 by Golfstat, extended its day one lead from five strokes to 17 over the second-place team. The Sun Devils fired a 13-under in the second round to finish day two with a 555 (280-275). No. 2 ranked Oregon and No. 19 Baylor moved up one spot into a tie for second (they were tied for third after the first round with Stanford) after recording first and second rounds of 286.
 
Hailey Schalk moved up 18 positions with a strong second round, carding a 2-under 70. She shot a 74 in the first round and is tied for 18th with an even 144.
 
The Erie, Colo., native recorded a 3-under (33) through the first nine (the back nine) with one eagle, two birdies and five pars. She shot a 1-over (37) on the front nine with three more birdies and made three more pars.
 
Schalk was one of the two Buffs to record sub-par rounds. The other Buffs was Malak Bouraeda, who recorded a 4-under 68 to lead the team in the second round. It was Bouraeda's best round this season. Entering the day she was tied for 66th, but her performance moved her up 35 spots into a tie for 31st.
 
Her back nine started with a birdie on No. 10. She went on to add another three birdies and made par four times to shoot 3-under (33). The front nine was another great showing of consistency for Bouraeda. She recorded a bogey to start, but finished with two birdies and made par six times to shoot a 1-under (35).
 
Diane Baillieux is tied for 53rd overall. She recorded a 77 in the round. Baillieux carded a 38 with one birdie and made five pars in the back nine. Then on the front nine, she recorded a 39 with one birdie and four pars.
 
Lauren Gooding and Ellie Gower are tied for 76th. Gower shot a 79 in the second round with three birdies and eight pars, while Gooding recorded an 80 with 11 pars.
 
"The team continued to make progress today," head coach Anne Kelly said. "I was very happy to see Malak play more like she's capable of. She has been working hard so it's nice to see some results pay off for her. Hailey played another solid round as well. If We can just eliminate some of the doubles and triples and bigger number, we will be in good shape. I'm proud of our team and how they continue to fight."
 
Arizona State's Ashley Menne took the lead from teammate Alexandra Forsterling during the second round. Menne moved up from third to first, shooting a 67 with five birdies in the round. She has a one-stroke lead (136) over Forsterling (137) who finished the day with a 71.
 
The second round is set for Saturday, with Colorado paired with San Diego State, Washington and Harvard off the No. 10 tee beginning at 9:25 a.m. MDT.
 
 

BUFFALO INDIVIDUALS
Rank Name Score
T18. Hailey Schalk  74-70—144
T31. Malak Bouraeda  78-68—146
T53. Diane Baillieux  74-77—151
T76. Lauren Gooding  78-80—158
T76. Ellie Gower  79-79—158
     
TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS
Rank Name Score
1. Ashley Menne, Arizona State 69-67—136
2. Alexandra Forsterling, Arizona State 66-71—137
3. Rose Zhang, Stanford 70-69—139
T4. Napat Lertsadwattana, New Mexico 67-73—140
T4. Gurleen Kaur, Baylor 74-66—140
T4. Emma Spitz, UCLA 71-69—140
     
TEAM SCORES
1. Arizona State  280-280—555
2. Oregon  286-286—572
2. Baylor  286-286—572
4. Stanford  285-289—574
5. Northwestern  286-290—576
6. Oregon State  294-285—579
7. UCLA  291-289—580
8. Arizona  295-291—586
9. Virginia  295-292—587
10. Michigan  301-287—588
11. New Mexico  292-299—591
12. Denver  297-295—592
13. COLORADO  304-294—598
14. San Diego State  297-308—605
15. Washington  303-304—607
16. Harvard  312-307—619