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Colorado In Seventh After Two At Silverado

Apr 5, 2022
Diane Baillieux

NAPA, Calif. — The University of Colorado women's golf team moved up two spots into seventh place after the second round of the 2022 Chevron Silverado Showdown, shooting an 8-over par 296 on the 6,192-yard Silverado Resort and Spa North Course on Tuesday.
The co-host Buffaloes had the fifth-best overall round of the day and were one of just seven teams that avoided double-digit over-par afternoons. Colorado, with a two-round total of 598 (+22), is just one stroke back of No. 12 USC and five strokes out of the Top 5 heading into Wednesday's final round.
No. 5 San Jose State widened its lead after shooting the day's low score with a 2-over par 290. The Spartans, at 1-over after two rounds (577) have an eight-stroke lead over No. 2 Oregon at 585 (+9).  No. 11 Texas A&M is one stroke behind in third at 586 (+10), No. 26 Arizona is fourth with 589 (+13) and Northwestern is fifth at 593 (+17).
Individually, San Jose State's Antonia Malate opened up a three-stroke lead over Arizona State's Alessandra Fanali after shooting a 4-under par 68, matching the low individual round for the tournament. She heads into Wednesday's third round at 7-under, 137. TCU's Caitlyn Macnab, who shot the other low round of 68 on Tuesday, is tied with Haliee Cooper of Texas A&M for third at 2-under, 142.
Colorado bettered its first-day score by six strokes and its 296 ties for its best round in six spring events. The Buffaloes started on the back-nine for the second-straight day and enjoyed similar results. Colorado's four scorers played holes 10 through 18 at 2-over, two better than Monday's first round.
The big difference was the Buffaloes closed out the round as well as they began. Five of Colorado's six birdies on the front nine came on the final four holes (Nos. 6 through 9). The Buffaloes played the last four holes even-par in the second round compared to 6-over during Monday's first round.  
"This is one of the best rounds our team has played this spring," Colorado head coach Anne Kelly said. "With the hard, fast greens and challenging hole locations, I was proud of our team today. They played well on a very tough course. It takes lots of patience and concentration to play a difficult course and overall the team did a great job."
Colorado sophomore Hailey Schalk shot 1-under 71 and is tied for seventh after two rounds with a 1-over, 145, just one stroke out of the Top 5. Schalk had a fantastic start, playing her first nine holes at 3-under, including back-to-back birdies at the 336-yard par 4 No. 17 and the course's longest hole, the 508-yard, par 5 No. 18. She slipped with four bogeys on the front, but ended on a good note with her fifth birdie on the day at the 491-yard, par 5 No. 9.
Ellie Gower is tied with 10 others for 39th place at 7-over, 151. She shot a 4-over, 76, in the second round, highlighted by a birdie on the 138-yard par 3 No. 11.
Senior Diane Baillieux shot 3-over, 75, in the second round and is tied for 53rd through two rounds at 9-over, 153. Baillieux had three bogeys in a four-hole stretch before making the turn to sit at 3-over, but rallied with three birdies on her final five holes. One of those birdies came on the 393-yard par 4 No. 6, playing as the toughest hole on the course. She was the first player of the tournament to birdie that hole and one of just six overall.
Senior Malak Bouraeda had a nice bounce-back day. Shrugging off an 81 in the first round, Bouraeda had Colorado's second-best round of the day at 2-over, 74. She's tied with five others for 60th after two rounds at 11-over, 155. Junior Issy Simpson is among those others tied for 60th after an 80 in the second round.
Freshman Natlie Vo, playing as an individual, is tied for 56th at 10-over, 154. She matched her first-round effort, carding a 77 on Tuesday.
"Hailey continues to improve and elevate her game," Kelly said. "Malak and Diane had very nice comebacks today; Ellie is playing some solid golf as well. Issy was a little off her game today but can comeback tomorrow. Natalie is very close to shooting some low rounds, just needs a few more putts to drop."
Wednesday's final round will feature a Shotgun Start at 8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT. Colorado will be paired with Iowa State and Arizona State, beginning on holes No. 7-9.

Rank Name Score
T7. Hailey Schalk 74-71 -- 145
T39. Ellie Gower 75-76 -- 151
T53. Diane Baillieux 78-75 -- 153
T56. Natalie Vo * 77-77 -- 154
T60 Issy Simpson 75-80 -- 155
T60. Malak Bouraeda 81-74 -- 155
Rank Name Score
1. Antonia Malate, San Jose State 69-68 -- 137
2. Alessandra Fanali, Arizona State 69-71 -- 140
T3. Caitlyn Macnab, TCU 74-68 -- 142
T3. Hailee Cooper, Texas A&M 69-73 -- 142
T5. Kajsa Arwefjall, San Jose State 71-73 -- 144
T5. Ching-Tzu Chen, Oregon 70-74 -- 144
Rank Team Score
1. San Jose State 287-290 -- 577
2. Oregon 288-297 -- 585
3. Texas A&M 294-292 -- 586
4. Arizona 297-292 -- 589
5. Northwestern 300-293 -- 593
6. USC 300-297 -- 597
7. Colorado 302-296 -- 598
8. Iowa State 295-304 -- 599
T9. Arizona State 302-300 -- 602
T9. San Diego State 303-299 -- 602
11. Washington 301-303 -- 604
12. TCU 303-303 -- 606
13. Oregon State 305-303 -- 608
14. Washington State 311-300 -- 611
15. California 308-304 -- 612
16. BYU 310-305 -- 615

* - Playing as an individual