The Colorado men's golf team was tied for fourth place with a few holes remaining before darkness halted play Monday in the University of Denver's inaugural Paintbrush Invitational in Parker.

The tournament at the challenging Colorado Golf Club (7,357 yards, par-72) features six top-40 teams, including four in the top 20. No. 3 Oklahoma State holds a one-shot lead over both No. 7 Texas Tech and No. 40 New Mexico, as the Cowboys are 7-under par, due to a good second-round score of 9-under with two to four holes left for their players. The Buffaloes, ranked No. 19, and defending NCAA champion Oregon, ranked No. 14, are tied for fourth with 2-under-par team efforts.

Senior Ethan Freeman is leading the Buffalo charge. He is 3 under with three holes to play and is tied for fourth overall. He opened the day with a 2-over 74, but caught fire at the start of his second round. Starting on No. 8, he reeled off seven birdies and a bogey on his first nine holes, eventually scoring a 5-under 31 on the back nine en route to standing at 5-under par with Nos. 3-5 left to play, all of which are par-4 configurations.

Two other Buffaloes are in the top 15, senior Jeremy Paul and his twin, junior Yannik Paul; Jeremy is tied for 11th at 2-under with two holes to play to close out his second round, while Yannik is 1-under with three holes remaining.

Results

CU INDIVIDUALS


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T5. Ethan Freeman ................................. 74-(-5)—(-3)

T11. Jeremy Paul ...................................... 72-(-2)—(-2)

T14. Yannik Paul ....................................... 74-(-3)—(-1)

T25. *Victor Bjorlow ................................ 73-(E)—(+1)

T41. Spencer Painton .............................. 73-(+3)—(+4)

85. Morten Toft Hansen ........................ 82-(+7)—(+17)

(*—playing as an individual)

TEAM SCORES

1. Oklahoma State ..................... 290-(-9)—(-7)

2. Texas Tech ............................. 286-(-4)—(-6)

2. New Mexico ............................ 288-(-6)—(-6)

4. COLORADO ................... 293-(-7)—(-2)

4. Oregon .................................... 282-(+4)—(-2)

6. Denver ..................................... 292-(-2)—(+2)

7. Colorado State ....................... 289-(+4)—(+3)

8. Wyoming ................................ 289-(+7)—(+8)

9. Northern Colorado ................ 298-(+1)—(+11)

10. Iowa ......................................... 301-(+2)—(+15)

11. Washington State .................. 305-(+2)—(+19)

12. Oral Roberts ........................... 300-(+11)—(+23)

13. Loyola-Marymount ................ 306-(+8)—(+26)

14. South Dakota ......................... 302-(+14)—(+28)

15. Air Force ................................. 308-(+15)—(+35)