The University of Colorado women’s golf team finished the fall portion of their season on top, but is still looking to improve.
The No. 24 Buffs finished 14th in the Mercedes-Benz SEC/Pac-12 Challenge at 35-over par 899. CU fell six spots in the final day, shooting a 15-over par 303.
Colorado finished ahead of three higher-ranked teams. The Buffs beat out No. 4 LSU, No. 20 California and No. 23 Kentucky in a competetion that featured 17 of the top 29 teams in the Golfstat rankings.
“Overall, I think the biggest thing is that it was a great experience for us, both good and bad,” said head coach Anne Kelly, in a news release provided by CU Sports Information. “If we can walk away from this learning to make some better decisions on the golf course, in the long run it will pay off for us.”
No Colorado player individually placed in the top 30. Senior Emily Talley finished 34th, senior Jessica Wallace finished 44th and sophomore Alex Stewart finished 53rd.
“I’m a little disappointed today because I really felt we could’ve moved up the board if we played well,” Kelly said in the release. “But you live and learn and if we can learn from this in the long run, it will be a good experience.”
The Buffs have plenty of time to learn because their next competition is not until early February. The team has a challenging spring schedule ahead of them that begins with the Arizona Wildcat Invitational from Feb. 5-7.
Statistics provided from University of Colorado’s Sports Information Department.
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