Colorado women's golf wrapped its first tournament of the spring season Sunday with a third-place finish in the Peg Barnard Invitational in Stanford, Calif.

The Buffaloes, ranked 43 in the nation in the latest Golfweek poll, combined to score 294, or 10-over par, in the final round of the 36-hole event hosted by Stanford. Colorado posted a 19-over, 587 team score for the tournament.

The No. 1 ranked Cardinal won the tournament with a 3-over par 571 and carded a 1-over 285 score in the final round.

"We walked away from this event knowing we are a very competitive team," CU head coach Anne Kelly said. "It is good to have a couple tournament rounds under our belt. The course was tough - very wet and it played long. I think everyone knows what areas of their game they need to work on and we will keep improving from here."

Robyn Choi posted the best two-day total, firing a 1-over par on Sunday and finished with a 70-72-142 scorecard to finish third overall. She had three birdies, 11 pars and four bogeys in the final round.

"I am really proud of Robyn and her 3rd place finish. She has been working extremely hard and this is a great finish in a quality field," Kelly said.

Senior Esther Lee followed suit from Saturday shooting the same score for the second straight day. She fired a 1-over par through the final 18 holes and finished at 2-over par (72-72-144) for the event. Lee finished the first nine holes at 1-under par and then hit a few bumps on the back side, making 2-over to finish with her 1-over 72. She collected, two birdies, and 13 pars on the day to finish tied for fifth overall.


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"Esther had another very solid performance with her 5th place finish, it is a good start to our spring and we are looking forward to the next tournament at the end of this month," Kelly said.