The University of Colorado women's golf team posted the third-best team score Tuesday in the final round of the Pac-12 Preview at Kona, Hawaii, propelling the Buffaloes to a fourth-place finish.

Colorado turned in a 1-under par 291 scorecard and was one of only four teams to post a subpar final round. The Buffs shot 895 (19-over par) for the tournament held at the par 73, 6,372-yard Nanea Golf Club.

"The team played really well today and I am so happy and proud of them," Colorado head coach Anne Kelly said. "The thing I liked is everybody really finished their round strong. It was a real team effort this week with everybody contributing and it definitely shows that their hard work and dedication is starting to pay off."

The third-ranked UCLA Bruins won the event with an 877 (1-over par) final mark and Arizona State took second place, finishing seven strokes back at 8-over par (884). Ahead of the Buffs in third place was Arizona, posting a 12-over par team score.

Sophomore Brittany Fan and junior Esther Lee both finished at 3-over par (222) and tied for 12th overall. For Fan, who shot 1-under par in the final round, it was her best 56-hole performance of the fall season and earned her fourth top-15 finish of her career. Lee turned in an even-par 73 round and finished the fall with four top-15 performances in all four events.

Senior Alexis Keating turned in Colorado's best round of the tournament on Tuesday, carding a 3-under 70 and finished with a 6-over par (77-78-70) 225 scorecard.


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Washington's Charlotte Thomas held her lead from Monday to earn medalist honors at 7-under par.

Results

CU individuals

T12. Esther Lee .......................75-74-73—222

T12. Brittany Fan .....................76-74-72—222

T19. Alexis Keating ..................77-78-70—225

T29. Natalie Vivaldi ..................73-80-76—229

T34. Gillian Vance .....................77-77-77—231

44. (I) Jamie Oleksiew ..............83-75-79—237

Top five individuals

1. Charlotte Thomas, Washington.........70-69-73—212

2. Linnea Strom, Arizona State...............72-75-68—215

3. Caroline Inglis, Oregon ......................72-73-72—217

T4. Bronte Law, UCLA ............................69-82-68—219

T4. Jessica Vasilic, Arizona .....................71-76-72—219

T4. Alivia Brown, Washington State.......73-73-73—219

T4. Marianne Li, California .....................75-75-69—219

Team scores

1. UCLA .....................................290-303-284—877

2. Arizona State .........................301-292-291—884

3. Arizona....................................290-308-290—888

4. Colorado .................................301-303-291—895

5. Washington .............................292-304-300—896

6. California .................................297-303-297—897

7. Washington State.....................305-299-299—903

8. Oregon State ............................304-311-302—917

9. Oregon ......................................309-311-300—920

10. Hawaii ......................................322-309-314—945

CU men sixth in Gifford

The CU men's golf team turned in its best second round score since early in the season and in the process moved up a couple of notches into a tie for sixth after the second round of UCLA's 11th annual Gifford Collegiate at Carlsbad, Calif.

The Buffaloes have had their struggles in the second round in the last three tournaments, averaging 14 strokes over par. But on Tuesday, Colorado turned in a 2-over 286 performance, the fourth-best score of the round and as a result are in a logjam where just seven strokes separate third through eighth.

Washington wrested the lead away from No. 5 Stanford, as the Huskies have an 8-under total of 560 entering the final round, with the Cardinal two back at 562. Then comes the bunching, with No. 23 San Diego State (572), No. 28 UCLA (575) and No. 29 Oregon (577) rounding out the top five. CU and South Florida are tied for sixth at 10-over 578, with Arkansas eighth (579).

Senior Philip Juel-Berg continued to lead the Buffaloes, recording a 1-under par 70 on the 6,996-yard, par-71 La Costa Legends Course layout. Tied for third overall with a 3-under 139 total, he's just two strokes out of the lead as he looks to complete the best fall season of his collegiate career.

Junior Jeremy Paul had a rare roller-coaster round, scoring just six pars with everything from an eagle to a triple bogey. He finished with a 1-over 72 that has him in at 143, or 1-over par through 36 holes, tying him for 12th.

Washington's Corey Pereira moved into the lead after recording a 3-under 68 Tuesday, which gave him a 5-under 137 total, good for a one-shot lead over Stanford's Jeffrey Swegle (68-138).

The third and final round is scheduled Wednesday, with the Buffaloes teeing off beginning at 9:55 a.m. MST. This is CU's final tournament of the fall season.

Second-round results

CU individuals

T3. Philip Juel-Berg.......................... 69-70—139

T12. Jeremy Paul............................... 71-72—143

T40. Ethan Freeman........................... 75-73—148

T40. Ross Macdonald........................ 77-71—148

T60. Wilson Belk................................ 78-74—152

Top five individuals

1. Corey Pereira, Washington........... 69-68—137

2. Jeffrey Swegle, Stanford.............. 70-68—138

3. Philip Juel-Berg, Colorado......... 69-70—139

3. David Boote, Stanford................... 71-68—139

5. Cole Madey, UCLA....................... 67-73—140

5. Riccardo Michelini, S.D. State....... 69-71—140

5. Sulman Raza, Oregon.................... 73-67—140

Team scores

1. Washington.......................... 285-275—560

2. Stanford................................ 285-277—562

3. San Diego State................... 290-282—572

4. UCLA.................................... 287-288—575

5. Oregon.................................. 287-290—577

6. Colorado.............................. 292-286—578

6. South Florida........................ 290-288—578

8. Arkansas.............................. 290-289—579

9. Northwestern....................... 298-290—588

10. Harvard................................. 298-293—591

10. Texas A & M........................ 292-299—591

12. Marquette............................. 299-293—592

13. Wisconsin............................ 294-299—593

14. Tennessee............................ 296-298—594

15. San Jose State.................... 306-307—613