The University of Colorado women's golf team played the best final round of the field in the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Wednesday but couldn't catch Washington as CU earned a second-place finish.
The tournament, hosted by Washington was played at the par 72, 5,980-yard Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
Over the final 18 holes, Colorado shot a field low 288, en-route to a 290-295-288 — 873 or 9-over par final scorecard. The Buffs had 10-strokes to catch the University of Washington and came close only finishing second by two-strokes. Washington took the title at 7-over par, 871 while the Buffs came in second at 9-over par.
"The team made a valiant comeback," said Colorado head coach Anne Kelly. "We tried to pull out the win, but didn't quite get it. They played well and I think everybody was of course a little disappointed but they have an idea of what they want to work on."
Robyn Choi earned her third straight top-five finish, tying for second place overall with a final scorecard of 71-71-73—215 or 1-under par.
Sophomore Kirsty Hodgkins recorded a field low 69 on the day to surge five spots and finish tied for second overall with a final scorecard of 71-75-69—215 or 1-under par.
The Buffs will head to Kona, Hawaii for the Pac-12 preview on October 23-24.