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By: CUBuffs.com
Buffs Lead Own Mark Simpson Invitational
Release: September 23, 2013
By: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID
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ERIE, Colo.—The University of Colorado men’s golf team is in the lead at its own Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational after play was suspended due to darkness here Monday at Colorado National Golf Club. With nearly two rounds complete, the Buffs own a 6-stroke advantage on the field after shooting a 13-over par 589 (299-290).

Pac-12 teams own the top three spots in the current standings with Oregon State in second place at 19-over par and Washington State one stroke back at 20-over par. Nebraska (22-over par) and Houston Baptist (23-over par) round out the top five with Nevada (25-over par) and Air Force (27-over par) closely behind in sixth and seventh place, respectively.

Overnight rain and early wind dictated high scores and slowed the pace significantly in the first round on the par 71, 7,771-yard course. While the wind continued throughout the first half of the second round, it eventually died down and led to much lower scores in the second half of the day. The 84 players that finished the first round accumulated a 78.8 stroke average and the 52 who have finished the second round compiled an average nearly four strokes better at 74.9.

“It was a tough day for sure,” CU coach Roy Edwards said. “I thought our guys did pretty well overall. The starting five, nobody was ever out of it and our throw away score was the same as our fourth score in both rounds. But what a great position to be in tomorrow; it’s where we want to be and where we expect to be.”

All of the Buffs did finish their second round as CU is actually playing with two teams, also fielding a Colorado Silver squad with four players not playing on the first team.

“It’s definitely an advantage,” Edwards said of his team finishing the round. “The guys can sleep a little longer and start later tomorrow. With 36 holes today and the course playing as hard as I’ve ever seen in, especially under tournament conditions, to get a little extra time tonight to relax and sleep will be good.”

Sophomore Philip Juel-Berg led the way for the Buffaloes and is tied for second place as one of just three players at or under par in the field at the end of the first day. He sits at even par 144 (73-71) and did most of his damage on the par 4 holes playing them at 5-under par in the two rounds.

Freshman Ethan Freeman and junior David Oaree are tied for ninth overall at 4-over par 148. Freeman shaved six strokes off his score from the first to second round, matching Juel-Berg’s 1-under par 71 while Oaree got to 4-over par with a 75-73 scorecard. Oaree and Freeman both racked up five birdies through 36 holes and Oaree leads the field on the par 3 holes, coming in at 2-under par thus far.

Freshman Jeremy Paul is one stroke behind Freeman and Oaree at 5-over par 149 (74-75) and freshman Andrew Bonner rounds out the first team at 8-over par 152 (77-75).

The Colorado Silver team sits in 10th place and actually had the best improvement from first round to second in the field, improving their collective score by some 27 strokes. With just four players and all counting toward team scoring, the quartet shot a 31-over par 319 in the first round and was then just 4-over 292 in the second round to improve from 15th to 10th position.

Sophomore John Hayes led the silver team and is in fifth place overall at 2-over par 145 (75-71). He matched Juel-Berg’s total of seven birdies on the day and like Juel-Berg, was also among the leaders in par 4 scoring, shooting 1-under on the day.

Freshman Kraig McLeod improved by 12 strokes from his first to second round score, rebounding from a first round 10-over par 82 to shoot 2-under par 70 and he’s tied for 26th at 8-over 152. Freshman Yannik Paul is one stroke back at 9-over par 153 (79-74) and tied for 40th while sophomore Drew Trujillo rounds out the Buffs scorers in 74th place at 16-over par 160 (83-77). Each of the four players improved their second round scores by at least four strokes.

“The Silver team struggled a bit in the morning round,” Edwards said. “And they all improved in the second round, so I was happy to see that, as well. The only thing I didn’t like all day was our finish in the first round, it wasn’t very good. We’ll need to finish strong tomorrow with all the teams that are right behind us.”

The 32 players who didn’t finish the second round all have two or fewer holes to finish and will do so at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The third round will then start at 8:45 a.m. with a shotgun start and the teams will not be reseeded.

BUFFALOES INDIVIDUALS

t-2.

Philip Juel-Berg

73-71—144

t-9.

David Oaree

75-73—148

t-9.

Ethan Freeman

77-71—148

t-15.

Jeremy Paul

74-75—149

t-26.

Andrew Bonner

77-75—152

 

CU SILVER INDIVIDUALS

t-5.

John Hayes

75-71—146

t-26.

Kraig McLeod

82-70—152

t-40.

Drew Trujillo

79-74—153

74.

Yannik Paul

83-77—160


TEAM STANDINGS

1.

Colorado

299-290—589

2.

Oregon State

306-289—595

3.

Washington State

308-DNF—308

4.

Nebraska

309-DNF—309

5.

Houston Baptist

301-298—599

6.

Nevada

302-DNF—302

7.

Air Force

313-290—603

8.

Utah

311-DNF—311

9.

Denver

312-DNF—312

10.

Colorado Silver

319-292—611

t-11.

Wyoming

313-299—612

t-11.

Campbell

315-297—612

13.

UMKC

310-DNF—310

14.

Texas State

312-DNF—312

15.

Gonzaga

318-DNF—318

16.

Northern Colorado

320-307—620

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