With a school record score of 834, the University of Colorado women’s golf team put together its most dominating performance in school history Tuesday at the Coeur D’Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational hosted by Gonzaga.
The Buffaloes had an impressive victory carding a 282-268-284 — 834 or 18-under par scorecard. The 834 is now the school record for the low 54-hole score. It also marks the school record on a par 71 course by 34 strokes (868) which came in 2015 at the Pac-12 Championships.
“We pulled off the win today,” head coach Anne Kelly said. “We probably didn’t play our best golf, but I was still really proud of the team and proud of how they hung in there and fought hard.”
Individually, sophomore Kirsty Hodgkins won her first career tournament putting together a dominating performance. Hodgkins now becomes the ninth individual and 13th overall medalist for the Buffaloes. She finished with a final scorecard of 68-65-70 — 203 to break the school record for lowest 54-hole score on a par 71 course and second overall for any par.
“I was really happy for Kirsty for getting her first collegiate win, but Robyn was giving her a good run for her money so that was exciting to see. Unfortunately, Robin had a rough last few holes. They did both birdie 17 so it was really close there.”
Robyn Choi finished tied for second overall only four strokes behind Hodgkins at 6-under par 72-65-70 — 207, a career best finish.
“Overall, I am very happy for the team,” Kelly said. “They were able to get the win and it was nice to see the progress they are making and to see their hard work paying off. As a coach, you like to see that they aren’t satisfied with where they are right now and they all have things they want to work on. It’s a great bunch of young women to work with, and I am proud of them. Now we will go home, get them caught up with school, and get ready for the next one.”