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By: CUBuffs.com
CU Women Golfers Finish Seventh At UNM Invitational
Release: September 21, 2013
By: Marlee Horn, Assistant SID
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of Colorado women’s golf team trimmed seven strokes from the second round to the third to finish seventh at the 2013 Branch Law/Dick McGuire Invitational. The Buffaloes were just one stroke shy of the sixth spot and eight shy of breaking into the top five, finishing their second tournament of the year with a 20-over par 896 (295-304-297).   

"Overall, we played much better today,” CU head coach Anne Kelly said. “We had a rough middle of the round, but really had a strong finish. The last six holes were one of our stronger finishes in quite a while."

Senior Jenny Coleman and sophomore Jamie Oleksiew continued to lead the Buffs in the final round, shooting an even par 73 at the 6,192 yard University of New Mexico Championship Course. The duo both scored 1-over par 220 (73-74-73) to tie for 11th place individually. Sophomore Alexis Keating had her best performance of the tournament in the final round, shooting a 2-over par 74.  

"Jamie had a really solid tournament, she finished it off well and I'm happy for her,” Kelly said. “And of course Jenny played well. She continues to just be really smart and play solid golf."

Pepperdine took the top spot, tying a final round tournament record with an 8-under par 284, tying the record they set in 2009 at the Championship Course. Pepperdine shot an 11-under par 865 (290-291-284), just six shots off the tournament record of 859 – also set by the Waves in 2009 – and placed three golfers in the top five. Oregon shot an even par in the final round to finish in second place with a 1-over par 877 (299-286-292). Just one stroke behind was Iowa State, shooting 297-292-289—878. Just four strokes separated fourth and fifth place. Northwestern finished with an 8-over par 884 (296-293-295), and UC Davis rounded out the top five with a 12-over par 888 (300-288-300) score.    

Jenny Coleman had a strong showing on both the front and back nine on the final day, recording four birdies. Her nine total birdies at the invite move her into the top spot at Colorado, previously held by All-American Emily Talley. Coleman has now had 268 birdies in her career.

Jamie Oleksiew completed the front nine 1-over par, but birdies on the 10th and 18th holes (both par 5’s), and an even par on six of the other final nine holes helped her to an even par final round performance.

Allie Zech had her most challenging round on Saturday, shooting a 6-over par 79. She shot four bogeys in the third through ninth holes, but 12 total pars helped her remain in the top 40. Her 75-75-79—229 score placed her tied for 37th.

Kristin Coleman and Alexis Keating both tied for 47th, shooting 13-over par 232. Coleman birdied on holes No. 1 and No. 4, but struggled more down the line to finish the final round 4-over par 77. Keating made her biggest improvement in the final round, recording two birdies and 13 pars for a 1-over par 74 performance.

In her collegiate debut, Natalie Vivaldi also had her best performance in the final round, shooting 5-over par 78 for a 28-over par 247 final total, placing her at 85th.

Oregon’s Cassy Isagawa was the top individual, demolishing the competition and tying the tournament record total of 12-under par 207 (70-68-69). Isagawa won the tournament by six shots. Pepperdine’s Marissa Chow was the runner-up, shooting a 6-under 213 (72-73-68). Her final round tied the tournament record. San Diego State’s Sirene Blair finished tied for third, shooting 4-under par 215 after a 1-under par 72 final round score. Two more Pepperdine players rounded out the top five, with Somin Lee (70-72-72—215) tying for third and Grace Na (73-71-72—216) placing fifth.

The Buffs return to the links on October 8-9 for the Edean Ihlanfedlt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash.

BUFFALOES INDIVIDUALS

t-11.

Jenny Coleman

73-74-73—220

t-11.

Jamie Oleksiew

73-74-73—220

t-37

Allie Zech

75-75-79—229

t-47.

Kristin Coleman

74-81-77—232

t-47

Alexis Keating

76-82-74—232

85.

Natalie Vivaldi

79-90-78—247

TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS

1.

Cassy Isagawa, Oregon

70-68-69—207

2.

Marissa Chow, Pepperdine

72-73-68—213

t-3.

Sirene Blair, San Diego State

72-71-72—215

t-3.

Somin Lee, Pepperdine

70-72-73—215

5.

Grace Na, Pepperdine

73-71-72—216

TEAM STANDINGS

1.

Pepperdine

290-291-284—865

2.

Oregon

299-286-292—877

3.

Iowa State

297-292-289—878

4.

Northwestern

296-293-295—884

5.

UC Davis

300-288-300—888

6.

San Diego State

303-298-294—895

7.

Colorado

295-304-297—896

8.

New Mexico

307-301-293—901

t-9.

Oregon State

299-306-304—909

t-9.

UNLV

301-309-299—909

11.

Texas Tech

309-306-307—922

12.

Iowa

311-311-305—927

t-13.

Fresno State

306-312-318—936

t-13.

Nevada

314-314-308—936

15.

UTEP

309-317-317—943

16.

Wyoming

320-311-326—957

 

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