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Senior Kevin Kring tied for 10th individually to lead Colorado to a sixth-place finish.
Men's Golf: Buffs Finish Sixth At Bandon Dunes
Release: March 18, 2012
By: David Plati, Associate AD/Sports Information
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      BANDON, Ore. - The University of Colorado men's golf team posted its best finish of the young spring season, with the Buffaloes finishing sixth here Sunday in the 3rd Annual Bandon Dunes Championship.

      No. 3 Washington led after the first two rounds but saw Long Beach State catch it  on the final day, the two tying for top honors with 5-over par 857 scores.  No. 9 Oregon was a distant third (871), followed Oregon State and Pacific in a tie for fourth (880) and then the Buffaloes, just two strokes out of the top five at 882.

      The Buffs entered the day tied for fifth place, and with traditional tougher final round pin placements, winds gusting 15 to 20 miles per hour and cold, still posted the fifth best final round score, including CU's four scorers playing the last four holes at just 1-over par.

      Senior Kevin Kring, CU's stroke average leader (72.8), had his best tournament of the spring.  He closed with a final round 1-under 70 on the 6,178-yard, par-71 Bandon Trails Black Course, just one of five rounds under par Sunday and 11 in the entire tournament.  His round of four birdies, 11 pars and three bogeys gave him a 5-over 218total for 54 holes and tied him for 10th place individually.  Kring was among the tournament leaders in several categories, most notably tying for the most birdies (11), ninth in par-5 scoring (-3) and 10th in par-4 scoring (+3).

      Juniors Derek Fribbs and Beau Schoolcraft both tied for 15th with 7-over 220 scores, though arrived there in different fashion in the final round.

      Schoolcraft carded a 1-over 72, scoring two birdies, 13 pars and three bogeys, one of the birds coming on his final hole of the day, the par-5 No. 3.  His 38 pars in the meet were the most in the 85-man field and matched by just two others, and his combined 4-under score on the nine par-5s ranked as fourth best.

      Fribbs struggled with a 6-over 77 in the last round, starting with a bogey on his first hole (No. 3) and then endured two doubles to stand at 5-over after just a third of a round.  He then settled in and played it even for the most part, with 10 pars on the day, but bogeyed his last hole.  He had 10 birdies overall, tied for sixth, played the par-3s even on the weekend, tied for second best, and the par-5s at 2-under, tied for 13th.

      Junior Jason Burstyn also closed with a 6-over 77, giving him a 12-over 225 score overall which tied him for 41st.  Though he matched Schoolcraft with a team-best 13 pars Sunday, he had four bogeys and a double while not getting any red numbers.  He was 12th in pars for the tourney with 35, and was right there with Kring in par-5 scoring, playing the nine during the week at 3-under.  The double bogey on Sunday was his only hole worse than bogey the entire tournament.

      Freshman David Oraee tied for 44th, closing with a 5-over 76, settling down after bogeying three of his first seven holes, and posted a 13-over 226 overall.  He had two birdies and nine pars in his final round, and seven and 30, respectively, on the weekend.

      "I'm really pleased with the whole team," head coach Roy Edwards said.  "We beat some pretty strong teams, and each of three tournaments has been improvements on each other.  The guys are really starting to figure it out and we're all really encouraged.  Kevin and Derek for the most part played pretty solid this week."

      "The course played extremely tough in the final round, but no one gave into it and hung in all round.  Long Beach State shot an unbelievable team score, otherwise we were pretty much right there with the other top teams today."

      Washington's Chris Williams shot a final round 5-under 66 for final score of 9-under 204; that kept a charging Kevin Lim of Long Beach State at bay.  He also recorded a 66 Sunday to finish six strokes back at 210; both were the low rounds scored in the tournament.

      The Buffaloes for the most part avoided large numbers here, with just 10 holes of double bogey (nine) or worse (one triple) collectively in the 90 played.  In the process, Colorado improved to 58-53-3 against Division I teams this season; to be eligible for the postseason, schools must have a .500 record or better against Division I competition. 

      The Buffs will return to Oregon for their next event a week from Monday, March 26-27, to participate in the Oregon Duck Invitational.

 

BUFFALO INDIVIDUALS

 

T10.

Kevin Kring

73-75-70--218

 

T15.

Derek Fribbs

75-68-77--220

 

T15.

Beau Schoolcraft

75-73-72--220

 

T41.

Jason Burstyn

73-75-77--225

 

T44.

David Oraee

75-75-76--226

TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS

 

 1.

Chris Williams, Washington

71-67-66--204

 

 2.

Kevin Lim, Long Beach State

72-72-66--210

 

 3.

Rak Cho, Oregon

72-68-71--211

 

T4.

Kevin Roy, Long Beach State

71-71-71--213

 

T5.

Xander Shauffele, Long Beach St

75-72-67--213

 

T5.

Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington

70-71-73--214

TEAM SCORES

 

  T1

Washington

284-287-286--857

 

  T1

Long Beach State

291-287-279--857

 

    3

Oregon

287-297-287--871

 

  T4

Oregon State

291-294-295--880

 

  T4

Pacific

298-290-292--880

 

     6

COLORADO

296-291-295--882

 

    7

Loyola-Marymount 

297-292-295--884

 

    8

British Columbia

295-292-301--888

 

    9

San Jose State

295-292-302--889

 

  10

Missouri-Kansas City

297-295-305--897

 

  11

Marquette

298-301-299--898

 

  12

Hartford

301-310-309--920

 

  13

Utah Valley State

298-309-319--926

 

  14

Gonzaga

311-310-308--929

 

  15

Weber State

305-315-313--933

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