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CU Buffs women in third place after two rounds in New Mexico

The Colorado women’s golf team opened its 2017-18 season Monday with a solid, first-day showing at the Branch Law/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.

The Buffaloes are in third place after two rounds at 1-over par (293-284 – 577). CU is in striking distance, as Oklahoma State sits in first place with a two-round total of 575, and Arizona sits in second, just one stroke ahead of the Buffs at 576. Northwestern is one stroke behind the Buffs with 577, while San Diego State and Stanford round out the top-five teams with 581.

Colorado’s Robyn Choi led the way for the Buffs. She is tied for third place overall with a 70-71-144 scorecard. She started her first round of the day from the 16th hole and reeled off six straight pars on the par 72, 6,317-yard New Mexico Championship Golf Course. The Queensland, Australia native, went on to tally a total of 14 pars, two birdies and a bogey in her first round. She shot 1-under on both the front and back sides. Choi kept up her impressive season opener as she went on to finish 1-under par 71 in her second round. Choi recorded two birdies, 15 pars and a bogey.

Kirsty Hodgkins is tied for 15th place after two rounds, also for CU. She improved as they day went on and finished with a 73-71 -144 scorecard on the day. She posted a 1-over 73 in the first round and also started her day on the back nine and was consistent for a good portion of her day and led the way with a field high 30 pars

Brittany Fan posted a solid 74-71-145 two-round total and is currently in 23rd place. Along with most of the lineup Fan improved in her second round. Fan opened up the day with an up and down first round that included five bogeys and three birdies. Fan bounced back in the second round finishing at 1-under par 71. She recorded three birdies against two bogeys.

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