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Coleman Sisters Help Buffs Move Up Silverado Standings
Release: April 14, 2014
By: Curtis Snyder, Associate SID
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NAPA, Calif.—Behind a 68 from senior Jenny Coleman in the second round, the University of Colorado women’s golf team finished strong and ended the day in ninth place at the Inaugural Silverado Showdown here at the Silverado Resort and Spa.  The Buffaloes, co-hosts of the tournament along with Oregon, are in ninth place with a 36-hole total of 24-over par 600. 

The Pac-12 schools are dominating the standings after 36 of 54 holes.  Washington is currently leading the way with a 5-over par 581 with top-ranked Southern California just one stroke back at 6-over par 582.  Oregon State is one more stroke back in third place at 7-over par 583 and Northwestern’s total of 9-over par 585 puts the top four teams within five strokes of each other.  Arizona rounds out the top five with a 14-over par 590. 

“Jenny played a great second round and I’m really proud of her,” CU coach Anne Kelly said.  “Kristin (Coleman) was hitting it close to the pins and had a lot of birdie chances today.  Our younger squad, in all honesty, needs to have a little better concentration in tough situations.  I know they’re learning and they’re trying hard and competing hard, it’s part of the process.”

The Buffaloes finished the day strong behind the Coleman sisters.  Jenny was 4-under par in the final eight holes of the day and Kristin was two-under down the stretch helping the Buffs shoot 3-under par in the final six holes to move up three spots in the standings and put themselves within six strokes of sixth place. 

Jenny Coleman shot a 2-over par 74 in the first round and moved up from 20th into a tie for fifth and is currently at 2-under par 142 after her second round 4-under par 68.  She had the second-best second round in the field and put the wraps on her sixth career round in the 60s, the second such round of her senior campaign.  She was already in second place in CU history for most rounds in the 60s in a career and she’s now within one of the school record of seven held by Emily Talley.  Ironically, Coleman pulled within one on Talley’s home course here in Napa. 

“Knowing Jenny, she started sticking it right on the pins and making some putts,” Kelly said.  “I’ve never seen anybody like that, when she gets hunting pins and things go right, she can just get all over the flags, she’s hitting it solid enough to go for the flags.”

“The second round, my iron shots were closer so I had a lot of runs at birdies and I rolled them in,” Jenny Coleman said. “I just got used to my ball flight and went for it.  Near the end of the first round and into the second round, somewhere between holes 12 and 15 in the first round, it all started clicking.  Tomorrow I need to do the same things I did in the second round and just go for it.” 

The 68 is tied for the 10th best round in CU history and matches her second-best career round, just one stroke off her career best round of 67 from last season’s Pac-12 Championships.  Her seven birdies in the second round matches her career best and ties the third-best total in a round in CU history and is just one off the record of eight, also held by Talley.

With 10 birdies over the two rounds, she now has 316 in her career, extending her program mark and giving her 50 more birdies than any other player in CU history.

Kristin Coleman sits tied for 18th at 3-over par 147 after shooting a 1-over par 73 in the first round to lead the Buffaloes and followed that up with a 2-over par 74 in the second round.  Her first round consisted of three bogeys and a pair of birdies and she was able to stave off a pair of double bogeys in the second round with three more birdies. 

CU’s younger players, sophomores Alexis Keating and Jamie Oleksiew and freshman Natalie Vivaldi, had some ups and downs on the day.  Keating finished tied for 49th at 10-over par 154 although she did shoot a second round 4-over par 76.  Oleksiew and Vivaldi both shot 5-over par 77s in the first round and both struggled in the second round.  Vivaldi was 9-over par 81 and sits tied for 58th at 14-over par 158 and Oleksiew was 12-over par 84 to finish the day tied for 67th at 17-over par 161. 

Arizona’s Lindsey Weaver leads the way as the only player to shoot two rounds in the 60s.  She sits at 8-under par 136 and has a two-stroke advantage over San Jose State’s Regan De Guzman at 6-under par 138.  Washington’s SooBin Kim is one stroke back in third at 5-under par 139 with Southern California’s Sophia Popov in fourth at 4-under par 140, two strokes ahead of Jenny Coleman and Oregon’s Cassy Isagawa, who are at 2-under par 142. 

The final round begins at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday with a shotgun start. 

“We need continue the momentum we had at the end of the day and expand upon it,” Kelly said. “It’s a team goal to have a day where we all come together.  It would be really fun to see what we could shoot if that happened.


BUFFALOES INDIVIDUALS

t-5.

Jenny Coleman

74-68—142

t-18.

Kristin Coleman

73-74—147

t-49.

Alexis Keating

78-76—154

t-58.

Natalie Vivaldi

77-81—158

t-67.

Jamie Oleksiew

77-84—161

TOP 5 INDIVIUALS

1.

L. Weaver, Arizona

69-67—136

2.

R. De Guzman, S.J. State

67-71—138

3.

S. Kim, Washington

68-71—139

4.

S. Popov, USC

73-67—140

t-5.

J. Coleman, Colorado

74-68—142

t-5.

C. Isagawa, Oregon

71-71—142

TEAM STANDINGS

1.

Washington

289-292—581

2.

Southern California

295-287—582

3.

Oregon State

295-288—583

4.

Northwestern

291-294—585

5.

Arizona

294-296—590

t-6.

San Jose State

298-296—594

t-6.

Oregon

296-298—594

8.

Wisconsin

300-295—595

9.

Colorado

301-299—600

10.

Fresno State

296-306—602

11.

UNLV

303-300—603

12.

New Mexico

315-291—606

13.

California

308-299—607

14.

San Diego State

311-304—615

15.

Washington State

311-305—616

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