The Colorado women's golf team climbed into a fourth-place finish Tuesday at the Bruin Wave Invitational, wrapping a competitive showing in San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Country Club.
After play was suspended due to darkness Monday, the Buffs finished a tough second round Tuesday morning, coming in sixth overall. Colorado posted the fifth-best second-round team score even with the windy conditions out on the course firing a 20-over par 312. CU coasted the rest of Tuesday, posting a 313 to finish with a three-day total of (301-312-313) 926, or 50-over par for the 15-team tournament, which featured seven top-50 teams ranked on GolfStat, including the top two ranked teams in the country in Stanford and USC.
Brittany Fan paced the Buffaloes in the final round and earned her first top-10 finish of the season. Fan led the entire 80 player field in pars as she collected 43 over three days. She recorded a team-best three-day total of 6-over par 225 to finish tied for seventh overall.
Colorado senior Esther Lee wrapped up the event with a 3-over par 76 performance, which gave her a 229 or 10-over par three-day total. Lee notched a strong final round, only struggling on one hole, No. 18 when she had a rare double-bogey. Otherwise, she finished the day with 14 pars and a birdie. Lee moved up four places on the leaderboard to finish in 14th place overall recording her fourth top-20 finish of the year.
No. 1 ranked Stanford held steady the entire tournament and held off runner-up, UCLA by one stroke to win the tournament. USC finished in third overall with a three-day total of 913 while the Buffs held onto fourth place at 926. California was just one stroke behind CU at 51-over par 927 to round out the top five teams.