University of Colorado junior Esther Lee shot a 4-under-par 68 in the final round of the Silverado Showdown in Napa Calif., to finish third individually and lead the Buffaloes to a fourth-place team finish.

The Buffaloes recorded a 292, or 4-over par, in the finale, matching Pepperdine and Ohio State for the best team score of the day, and posted a combined 19-over par, 883 overall score for the event on the 6,206-yard, par-72 Silverado Resort North Course.

Stanford, which led wire-to-wire, finished at 1-over par (865) to win the event by 13 strokes over second-place finisher Oregon. The Ducks, tournament co-hosts with CU, shot 878 as a team. Pepperdine earned the third-place spot with an 880, three strokes ahead of the Buffs in fourth.

Lee posted a 73-72-68—213, or 3-under par. Her third round was comprised of 12 pars and five birdies against just one bogey, which came on her second hole of the day.

Lee now has two rounds in the 60s this season and seven for her career, tying her with Emily Talley (2009-12) for the most all-time in program history.

CU individuals (*played as individual)

3. Esther Lee..............................73-72-68—213

T10. Natalie Vivaldi....................72-72-75—219

T31. Alexis Keating....................74-78-72—224

T47. Brittany Fan........................71-79-78—228

T73. Gillian Vance.......................77-80-77—234


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T63. Allie Zech* ..........................77-78-77—232

Top five individuals

1. Cathleen Santoso, Oregon....................67-73-74—211

2. Lauren Kim, Stanford............................70-69-73—212

3. Esther Lee, Colorado.............................73-72-68—213

4. Casey Danielson, Stanford.....................72-69-73—214

5. Kassidy Teare, Long Beach State..........71-73-72—216

Top 10 teams

1. Stanford ...................286-285-294—865

2. Oregon......................293-292-293—878

3. Pepperdine................294-294-292—880

4. Colorado....................290-301-292—883

5. Ohio State..................301-292-292—885

6. Minnesota..................303-292-298—893

T7. California.................300-289-305—894

T7. LSU...........................293-299-303—895

9. UC Davis.....................301-297-300—898

10. Louisville....................294-303-303—900

Bob Willis: 303-473-1313, willisb@dailycamera.com