SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The University of Colorado women's golf team played its final round in the Bruin Wave Invitational on Tuesday and earned a sixth-place finish. The tournament hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine was played at the Par 72, 6,323-yard San Luis Obispo Country Club.

Over the final 18 holes, Colorado shot 309, en route to a 304-315-309—928 or 64-over par final scorecard. No. 10 ranked Southern California was the team champion, carding a 32-over par, 896. Eight shots back, No. 1 UCLA took second at 40-over par, 904 with No. 4 Stanford just two strokes back at 42-over par, 906. San Diego State fell one place into fourth at 49-over par, 913 with Washington rounding out the top-five teams at 50-over par, 914.

"The day didn't quite come together as we had hoped," said head coach Anne Kelly, "This is a very tough golf course and if a player isn't quite on with their short game it can be penalizing. Kirsty (Hodgkins) was the highlight of the day shooting +1 for the day which was a very good score. We played the front nine well, but overall struggled at bit on the back. It's a good learning experience and we will need to get some good short game practice in before the next event."

Hodgkins, a sophomore, earned her seventh top-20 finish, tying for 11th place overall. In the final round, she teed off on hole No. 1 and coasted easily through the front nine carding one bogey to finish 1-over. Hodgkins' back nine included one birdie and bogey to finish 1-over par 73. Hodgkins concluded the tournament at 12-over par (73-82-73—228), while leading the Buffs with 35 total pars.



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