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NORTH PLAINS, Ore.  - The University of Colorado men's golf team was in sixth place after one round but then endured its worst 18 holes of the fall season in slipping to 12th place here Monday in the inaugural Pac-12 Fall Preview.

Darkness suspended play, largely due to a marathon round in the morning that took some players almost six hours to complete.  There were 26 players on 10 teams unable to complete their rounds as only two teams finished, No. 1-ranked Cal and the No. 32 Buffaloes, the two completing the day at opposite ends of the standings. 

Cal sizzled in the afternoon round, posting a 15-under 273 score for an 18-under 558 score through 36 holes; Colorado, after posting a pedestrian 5-over 293 in the morning, never got much if anything going the second time around the 7,017-yard, par-72 Witch Hollow Course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.  When the round was finally over, the Buffs had recorded a 13-over 301 for a combined 18-over 594 score.

The Buffaloes were in decent shape after the first round, sitting in sixth place, just 5-over par at 293.  But while many teams in the field got hot, CU struggled collectively with 10 bogeys, three doubles and a quadruple bogey by its five players on the front nine in the afternoon, countering the high holes with just three birdies and an eagle.

Senior Jason Burstyn is tied for 21st individually, as he easily was the most consistent of the CU quintet Monday, turning in a 70-73-143 scorecard with team-bests of two eagles and 24 pars as well as the lowest number holes over par - six (five bogeys and a double).

The rest of the team is bunched together, just three strokes apart.  Freshman Philip Juel-Berg opened strong with an even-par 72, with three birdies, 13 pars, a bogey and a double.  But his second time around the Pumpkin Ridge track was a wild ride, ranging from an eagle on the par-5 No. 4, to a quadruple bogey on the very next hole, a 211-yard, par-3 that did play the toughest statistically Monday (the field was +0.45).  When the smoke cleared, he had a 78 for a 6-over 150 total, tying him for 43rd.

Sophomore David Oraee fashioned a 76-75-151 (7-over, tied for 45th) as he had five birdies, 20 pars, 10 bogeys and a double Monday.  Senior Beau Schoolcraft is 51st with a 75-77-152 effort (8-over); he led the Buffs in birdies with six but was undone by six bogeys and four doubles.  Senior Derek Fribbs is 52nd, as he turned in a 77-76-153 score (9-over); while posting an eagle and five birdies, he had eight bogeys and two doubles to sidetrack him.

"We got off to a poor start in the morning but really managed the round really well," coach Roy Edwards said.  "It's what we've been able to do this fall when we didn't start well, and it's what you have to do.  We just had a horrible second round, there's really just no other way to describe it.   We realize we don't have any real superstars on this team, but know if we play really well, anyone can shoot a good score.  But on the other side of that is we won't always have someone turning in low round every time out.

"We were just lethargic, we got away from the plan and you could feel the frustration," he added.  "Poor timing for a bad round.   With that said, we have 18 more holes tomorrow and the guys will be focused on turning it around and getting back to being competitive.  If we can play a good round, we'll have a good feeling heading into Cal (Alister Mackenzie Invitational) next week."

The final round is scheduled for Tuesday morning.  The Buffaloes will then complete their fall season  next week at the Alister Mackenzie Invitational in Fairfax, Calif.




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