The Colorado men's golf team finished in second place at the 58th Annual New Mexico Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque.

The Buffs enter Saturday in third place, 15 shots back of the host Lobos, and pulled to within 11 strokes early; but the home team got hot in the middle of the round and pulled away, finishing with a 15-under par 848 team score for a 29-stroke victory over the Buffs.

Colorado posted a 14-over team score of 878.

Senior Jason Burstyn and sophomore David Oraee led the Buffs, as both tied for seventh with 1-over par 217 scores on the 7,578-yard, par-72 UNM Championship golf course.

Burstyn closed his efforts with a 4-over 76, scoring two birdies and six bogeys with 10 pars; his 12 birdies led cu for the week as he posted his third top 10 finish in four meets this fall.

Oraee had three birdies, nine pars and six bogeys en route to his final round 75 (3-over), as he duplicated his finish earlier in the week at CU's Mark Simpson Invitational. He also has three top 10 efforts this season.

Senior Beau Schoolcraft recorded the team's best individual score for the second straight round, and was the only Buff under par in the final round with a 1-under 71; he played a solid 18 with three birdies and 13 pars against just bogeys to finish up with a 4-over 220 score which tied him for 13th place.

"We got off to a good start and made up a couple of shots, but the New Mexico just hit the gas and ran away from everyone," coach Roy Edwards said.


"We knew the guys would be a little tired from a pretty long week (CU's tournament was last Monday and Tuesday), and we kind of ran out of gas and didn't play very well on the back nine. But it's a credit to the guys to still go out there and shoot the fourth lowest round of the day and also move into second place. We still matched the highest we've ever finished here, and it had been three decades since we finished this high.

"I don't think any team in the country would have beaten New Mexico today. So we're excited about that."

New Mexico

Tucker Invitational

Team scores

1. New Mexico 283-285-281--849

2. Colorado 289-294-295--878

3. San Francisco 297-284-305--886

4t. Brigham Young 298-293-299--890

4t. Minnesota 288-308-294--890

4t. Baylor 296-290-304--890

7. Texas-El Paso 299-298-294--891

8. UC-Irvine 287-301-304--892

9. Arizona 293-299-303--895

10. Utah 303-297-302--902

11. Texas-San Antonio 301-299-305--905

12. New Mexico State 304-299-305--908

13. Wyoming 308-292-310--910

14. Pepperdine 310-300-308--918

Top 5 individuals

1. Gavin Green, New Mexico 71-69-69--209

2. Erik Van Rooyen, Minnesota 66-73-71--210

3. John Catlin, New Mexico 76-69-67--212

4. Cory McElyea, SF 69-69-75--213

5. Pete Fernandez, UC-Irvine 70-69-75--214

CU individuals

7t. Jason Burstyn 68-73-76--217

7t. David Oraee 69-73-75--217

13t. Beau Schoolcraft 77-72-71--220

38t. Derek Fribbs 75-76-75--226

53t. Philip Juelberg 79-77-74--230

53t. *Johnny Hayes 75-78-77--230

* -- played as an individual

Tiefel advances to final

CU sophomore Ashley Tiefel won her second singles match in as many days, winning her semifinal match in three sets and Saturday and advanced to today's final at the Adidas Hoosier Classic hosted by Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

Tiefel defeated Purdue's Claudia Escribens 6-3, 0-6, 1-0(7). Tiefel improves her career record to 2-0 in three-set matches and tallied her fourth victory in five matches dating back to last year's fall season. She plays Purdue's Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum in the final.

For the second straight day, Tiefel was the only CU player to claim victory on the singles court.

Hoosier Classic

Flight One - Round Robin

Alecia Kauss (IU) def. Winde Janssens 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(8)

Singles Flight 2 (consolation)

Carli Wischhoff (KSU) def. Mazy Watrous (CU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0(8)

Singles Flight 3 (consolation)

Amina St. Hill (IU) def. Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-4, 6-3

Singles Flight 4 (semifinal)

Ashley Tiefel (CU) def. Claudia Escribens (Purdue) 6-3, 0-6, 1-0(7)

Doubles, Consolation Round of 8

Janssens/Julyette Steur (CU) def. Rubenstein/Sabacinski (IU) 8-2; Wischhoff/Borau (KSU) def. Manzi Tenorio/Watrous (CU) 8-2

Consolation, Semifinal

Janssens/Julyette Steur (CU) def. St. Hill/Kubickova (KSU) 8-5

Consolation, Final

Chupa/Klyczek (IU) def. Janssens/Julyette Steur (CU) 9-7

Doubles, Consolation

Manzi Tenorio/Watrous (CU) def. Gomez/Erisman (KSU) 8-1; Rubenstein/Jayawickrema (IU) def. Manzi Tenorio/Watrous (CU) 8-6; Rubenstein/Sabacinski (IU) def. Tiefel (CU)/Manningham (ND) 8-2; Tiefel (CU)/Manningham (ND) def. Gomez/Erisman (KSU) 8-1.

Spikers fall

The No. 2 University of Oregon volleyball team (13-0, 4-0) scored a 25-11, 25-19, 25-16 victory over Colorado (11-5, 1-3) to stake its fourth sweep in Pac-12 play in as many tries.