Colorado Closes Out Silverado Tied For Ninth
NAPA, Calif. — University of Colorado sophomore Hailey Schalk shot her second-straight sub-par round, a 1-under 71, to finish ninth as the 2022 Chevron Silverado Showdown closed out with the third and final round Wednesday at the Silverado Resort and Spa North Course.
As a team, the Buffaloes couldn't carry over their momentum from the second round, falling back two spots from seventh into a three-way tie for ninth after shooting 14-over, 302. Colorado, along with Washington and San Diego State, finished the 54-hole event at 36-over par, 900.
"This team has made some good progress this week and over the course of this spring after a really difficult winter," Colorado head coach Anne Kelly said. "Really happy for Hailey and her first Top 10 finish in a collegiate event."
No. 5 San Jose State held on to win the team title at 6-over par, 870, edging out No. 2 Oregon by two strokes (872). No. 11 Texas A&M and No. 26 Arizona finished tied for third at 16-over, 880. No. 5 Southern California finished fifth at 23-over, 887.
Arizona State's Alessandra Fanali took medalist honors at 7-under par. Her 54-hole total of 209 was three strokes better than second place Caitlyn Macnab of TCU. San Jose State's Antonia Malate, who was the leader by three strokes after two rounds, was 4-over on the day to finish four-strokes back in third at 3-under, 213.
Schalk recorded her first career Top 10 finish and equaled her best 54-hole score at even-par, 216. She matched her score from the PING/ASU Invitational just one week ago. Schalk has back-to-back under-par rounds for the first time this season and has been even-par or better in four of her last five rounds.
With the shotgun start, Schalk opened up with a par at the 180-yard par 3 No. 7 and birdied the par 4 No. 8 to quickly get to 1-under. She fell back to even at No. 11, and stayed there until climbing back to 1-under with a birdie at the 485-yard par 4 No. 16.
Schalk bogeyed two of her next three holes to fall to 1-over, but rallied with a pair of birdies over her final five holes, including her final hole at the elusive 393-yard par 4 No. 6, which rated as the toughest hole on the course. Her birdie at No. 6 was one of only 11 on that hole for the tournament.
Junior Ellie Gower finished in 56th place at 13-over, 229, her best 54-hole score in the last three tournaments. Gower shot 6-over, 78, in the third round, highlighted with a pair of birdies at the 365-yard par 4 No. 12 and at the 345-yard par 4 No. 3.
Senior Malak Bouraeda had the team's second-best round of the day with a 3-over par 75. She had three birdies on the day, but those were off-set by a pair of double-bogeys. Bouraeda finished the tournament one spot behind Gower, tied with three others for 57th place at 14-over, 230.
Senior Diane Baillieux finished tied for 61st place at 15-over, 231. She was 6-over on the day, surviving a rough start before playing near even the rest of the round. Baillieux found herself at 5-over through just three holes thanks to a quadruple-bogey eight at the 375-yard par 4 No. 10. She bounced back admirably to play 1-over par through the next 15 holes, including back-to-back birdies at No. 12 and 13.
Junior Issy Simpson, playing in just her third tournament of the season, tied for 66th place at 17-over, 233. Like Ballieux, Simpson was 6-over on the day and had to recover from a tough beginning. Simpson was already at 6-over seven-holes-in after a triple-bogey on No. 11 and a double-bogey at No. 15, but played even the rest of the round, including birdies at No. 17 and another at No. 8 to finish the tournament.
Freshman Natlie Vo, playing as an individual, finished tied for 64th at 16-over, 232. Vo shot 6-over par, 78, in the final round. She made par on 14 of 18 holes, but wasn't able to dip into the red numbers.
"We need to continue to work on the simple things and eliminate the doubles and triples," Kelly said. "We hosted a very successful tournament and we feel so fortunate to host at the Silverado Golf Resort."
Next up for Colorado will be the Pac-12 Championships, Apr. 18-20, hosted by Oregon at the Eugene Country Club, in Eugene, Ore.
|9.||Hailey Schalk||74-71-71 -- 216|
|56.||Ellie Gower||75-76-78 -- 229|
|T57.||Malak Bouraeda||81-74-75 -- 230|
|T60.||Diane Baillieux||78-75-78 -- 231|
|T64.||Natalie Vo *||77-77-78 -- 232|
|T66.||Issy Simpson||75-80-78 -- 233|
|TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS|
|1.||Alessandra Fanali, Arizona State||69-71-69 -- 209|
|2.||Caitlyn Macnab, TCU||74-68-70 -- 212|
|3.||Antonia Malate, San Jose State||69-68-76 -- 213|
|T4.||Hailee Cooper, Texas A&M||69-73-72 -- 214|
|T4.||Alexandra Forsterling, Arizona State||75-72-67 -- 214|
|1.||San Jose State||287-290-293 -- 870|
|2.||Oregon||288-297-287 -- 872|
|T3.||Arizona||297-292-291 -- 880|
|T3.||Texas A&M||294-292-294 -- 880|
|5.||USC||300-297-290 -- 887|
|6.||Oregon State||305-303-282 -- 890|
|T7.||Northwestern||300-293-299 -- 892|
|T7.||Arizona State||302-300-290 -- 892|
|T9.||Colorado||302-296-302 -- 900|
|T9||Washington||301-303-296 -- 900|
|T9.||San Diego State||303-299-298 -- 900|
|12.||Iowa State||295-304-303 -- 902|
|T13.||California||308-304-292 -- 904|
|T13.||TCU||303-303-298 -- 904|
|15.||BYU||310-305-301 -- 916|
|16.||Washington State||311-300-308 -- 919|