The Colorado women's golf team posted the best team score in the final round Tuesday, propelling the Buffaloes to a third-place finish at the Silverado Showdown at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif.

Playing in one of their most challenging fields this season, the Buffs improved each round as their final scorecard was 290-287-283-860. The Buffaloes' 54-hole score of 860 moves up to the third best in school history.

CU was only one of three teams to finish the tournament under par at 4-under 860. Tuesday's third place finish marks the first time since the 2010-11 season that the Buffs finished in the top-5 top for five straight tournaments. Not only did the Buffs record the third best 54 hole score, CU's final round of 283 is the sixth best 18 hole score in CU history.

No. 3 ranked Stanford won the event with a 16-under 848.

Colorado's Brittany Fan put together a very strong third round of golf firing out a 4-under 68 to give her a three day total of 211, her best 54-hole round of golf this season. Fan finished the tournament tied for fourth place with teammate Kirsty Hodgkins at 5-under 211.

Hodgkins closed out the tournament at 5-under 211 for her best 54-hole round of golf this season to place tied for fourth with Fan.

Also for CU, Esther Lee shot a final round of 3-over par 75 to finish tied for 26th at 3-over 219.

Robyn Choi picked right back off where she left off, improving her third-round score with a 1-under 71. Choi finished tied for 34th at 4-over 220. Her back nine were very solid as she fired out three straight birdies and five pars.


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Lauryn Keating posted her best round of the tournament at 2-over 74 to finish tied for 83rdwith a 239.

The Buffaloes will now prepare for the Pac-12 Championships, set for April 24-26 in Tucson, Ariz.