After three weather delays, the Colorado women’s golf team did not let that slow them down on Monday, as the Buffaloes fired a 296 to draw within one stroke of first place at the Bay Area Intercollegiate in Fairfax, Calif.
The tournament, originally slated for 54 holes, was reduced to 36 due to the weather. Teams played their first 18 holes on Monday and will finish with the final round today.
The Buffs combined to record 13 birdies on the par-72, 6,112-yard Meadow Club, and Colorado’s 296, or 8-over par, score was their fifth-best team round of the season. Oregon State leads the tournament, recording a 291 or 7-over par day.
Colorado’s Alexis Keating is in prime position for medalist honors. The senior is tied for first place after posting a team-best 2-under-par 70. Keating was consistent throughout the day. She opened with five straight pars and then moved to 1-under with a birdie on her sixth hole. Keating reeled off six more pars followed by her second birdie to get to 2-under. She closed the afternoon going birdie-bogey on her way to recording the only subpar round for the Buffs.
Colorado sophomore Brittany Fan carded an even-par 72 and is tied for sixth place overall.
Teammate Esther Lee, the tournament’s defending co-medalist, is in at 2-over-par 74.