CU Alum Sebastian Heisele Earns European Tour Card

        BOULDER — University of Colorado golf alumnus Sebastian Heisele has earned fully exempt status on the European Tour for the 2020 season by virtue of an excellent finish last weekend in Spain.
 
        Heisele, 31, earned the exemption by finishing in a tie for second in the Challenge Tour Grand Final in Port d'Alcúdia, Mallorca.  In carding a 71-69-67-63—280 scorecard (4-under par) on the Club de Golf Alcanada course, he was two strokes off the lead and also won 37,500 Euros for his effort.
 
 

Golfers End Fall Season In Les Fowler-CU Invitational

BOULDER — The University of Colorado men's golf team wrapped up the fall portion of the 2019-20 schedule here Monday, as eight Buffaloes competed as individuals in the inaugural Les Fowler-CU Invitational.
 
The event featured 33 individuals from five Colorado universities and was not a team competition.
 
Senior Daniel O'Loughlin recorded the low round of the day with a 4-under par 66 in the morning, one of just two subpar rounds total of the 66 played Monday.  He had a bumpier ride in the afternoon, firing a 76 for a 2-over 142 total, as he would tie for second, one stroke back of Denver's Cal McCoy.
 
O'Loughlin had a two-stroke leader over McCoy heading into the final nine holes; he bogeyed 10 while McCoy scored par to pull to within one.  It remained that way until No. 16, when O'Loughlin made double bogey on the par-4 with McCoy making a 4 to swap positions in the standings.  The two parred out giving McCoy the win.
 
CU's leader in stroke average for the fall with a 70.4 average, O'Loughlin had a team-high seven birdies with 21 pars and seven bogeys, along with that unfortunate double.
 
The golf course played tough today, it was firm and fast," CU head coach Roy Edwards said.  "The hole locations were only of medium difficulty, but when BCC gets forms and fast and throw in some wind, it gets difficult really fast.  It was a great test for the field."
 
"It was a really good round from Daniel in the morning," Edwards added.  "He didn't play his best in the afternoon so he didn't get the win.  He had a really good fall and he keeps building on his first two years here.   With a great offseason he can turn this into a special year." 
 
Redshirt freshman Adam Matteson recorded CU's other top 10 finish, as he tied for eighth with a 72-75—147 scorecard.  He had six birdies Monday, and would have cracked the top five had he not had to endure a double bogey in each round.
 
This was the final competition for the Buffaloes this fall, who will resume tournament play in February in the Amer Ari Invitational on Hawaii's Big Island.
 
"As a team, the fall was a mixed bag," Edwards said.  "We had two really good wins and one really poor tournament.  There just wasn't the consistency we needed to be as good as we can.  There's a lot of talent on this team, and if we dedicate ourselves in the offseason we have a chance to be really good later in the spring."
 
NOTES:  Sophomore Kristoffer Max had the team's lone eagle, as he scored it on the par-4 No. 1 hole … the team's 72.63 stroke average is the second-lowest in school history; the '17-18 Buffaloes checked in at 72.51 for the fall … O'Loughlin added to his school record of consecutive rounds under 80, as he has played 89 at Colorado as a Buffalo after transferring to CU following his freshman year at McNeese State (high has been 78).
 

Golfers Win Seventh Straight Simpson-CU Invitational

ERIE — The University of Colorado men's golf team came out firing on all cylinders Tuesday and made a few entries in the school's record book as the Buffaloes captured its own 10th Annual Mark Simpson-Colorado Invitational.
 
It marked the eighth straight year the Buffaloes have won or shared the title in the event, this being the sixth outright victory and second in a row.  All five of CU's designated scorers finished in the top 20, and it was the first time in 11 years that as many as five Buffs finished under par in a tournament, as well as the first time ever that all five scorers did so.
 
The Buffaloes pulled away from the field in posting a tournament single round record of 15-under par 273, which also gave CU the meet record for the winning score at 35-under 829.  That stands as the second-best score in relation to par in school history, just behind a 39-under par performance in 2008 at Denver's Ron Moore Invitational.
 

Buff Golfers Take Lead Into Final Round of own Simpson-CU Invitational

ERIE — The University of Colorado men's golf team, looking to win or share the title in its own tournament for the seventh straight year, is in position to do just that as the Buffaloes will take the lead into the final round Tuesday of the 10th Annual Mark Simpson-Colorado Invitational.
 
The Buffaloes posted a 20-under par team score of 556, scoring back-to-back subpar rounds for the first time this season (with a season-best 12-under 276 in the morning round).  Utah State finished the day in second place, four strokes back at 560, with Grand Canyon in the mix, five off the pace with a 561 total.  Wyoming (562) and CSU-Fullerton (563) round out the top five, with just 10 strokes separating the top seven teams overall.
 

Golfers Finish Seventh In UNM Tucker Invitational

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of Colorado men's golf team struggled along with the bulk of the field here Saturday and finished seventh as the 65th Annual University of New Mexico William H. Tucker Invitational came to a close.
 
Host New Mexico and Brigham Young tied for the team title, each recording 10-under 854 scores.  Second-round leader Arizona slipped to a third place finish, two back at 856.  San Diego State remained in fourth a 2-under 862, while Utah supplanted the Buffs in fifth in finishing at 10-over 874.
 
Colorado finished with an 18-over 306 in the final round, dropping to seventh in the standings with a 17-over 881.
 
The course set-up and pin locations made scoring harder for the 92-man field, as the average score increased by nearly two strokes from the first two rounds to 76.09.  Eleven teams recorded subpar scores over the first two rounds, whereas just one was able to in the final round, that being BYU and the Cougars were just 1-under, enough to catch host New Mexico to share the team title.
 

Golfers in Fifth After Two Rounds of the UNM Tucker Invitational

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of Colorado men's golf team had a solid, consistent day here Friday as the Buffaloes finished the day in fifth place after two rounds of the 65th Annual University of New Mexico William H. Tucker Invitational.
 
No. 6 Arizona holds the slimmest of leads after shooting a 14-under par 562 score for 36 holes, which leads host New Mexico by a single shot.  BYU is in third at 9-under 567, San Diego State holds fourth (570) with the Buffaloes rounding out the top five with a 1-uner 575.