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CU women’s golf: Buffs finish 10th at San Diego State March Mayhem

The University of Colorado women’s golf team finished in 10th place at the San Diego State March Mayhem match play event after falling 1-2-2 to No. 6 seed California on Wednesday in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

CU junior Esther Lee beat Amina Wolf 1-up in her final match. Lee took her first lead at 1-up through five holes and was 2-up after winning the final two holes on the back side. The junior held on for the win after they each pared the final hole, giving Lee a 3-1 record in the event.

CU junior Natalie Vivaldi and freshman Gillian Vance both finished all-square in Wednesday’s matches. Vance was 3-down through four holes but won six and squared five of the final 14 against Marianne Li, finishing 1-2-1 in the tournament.

Vivaldi was 4-down before making a comeback against Hannah Suh, including a birdie on her final hole. She finished 1-1-2 at the event.

Senior Alexis Keating fell to Carly Childs, 2&1, in a close match to finish 3-1. Sophomore Brittany Fan fell 3&2 to Lucia Gutierrez, going 1-2-1 overall.

The Buffs next will travel to Napa, Calif., for the Silverado Showdown on April 3-5. CU and Oregon are the co-hosts.

The No. 9 Buffs went 10-6-4 in 20 matches over three days at The Farms Golf Club.

(6) California def. (9) Colorado, 2-1-2

At Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Carly Childs (CAL) def. Alexis Keating (CU), 2&1

Gillian Vance (CU) tied Marianne Li (CAL), AS

Esther Lee (CU) def. Amina Wolf (CAL), 1-up

Lucia Gutierrez (CAL) def. Brittany Fan (CU), 3&2

Natalie Vivaldi (CU) tied Hannah Suh (CAL), AS


1. Southern California, 2. Arizona, 3. UCLA, 4. Stanford, 5. San Diego State, 6. Arizona State, 7. Oregon, 8. Kansas, 9. California, 10. COLORADO, 11. TCU, 12. Texas State, 13. UC Davis, 14. Memphis, 15. Delaware, 16. UC Irvine.

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