CU women’s golf finishes second at Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite

The University of Colorado women’s golf team played the best final round of the field in the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Wednesday but couldn’t catch Washington as CU earned a second-place finish.

The tournament, hosted by Washington was played at the par 72, 5,980-yard Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.

Over the final 18 holes, Colorado shot a field low 288, en-route to a 290-295-288 — 873 or 9-over par final scorecard. The Buffs had 10-strokes to catch the University of Washington and came close only finishing second by two-strokes. Washington took the title at 7-over par, 871 while the Buffs came in second at 9-over par.

“The team made a valiant comeback,” said Colorado head coach Anne Kelly. “We tried to pull out the win, but didn’t quite get it. They played well and I think everybody was of course a little disappointed but they have an idea of what they want to work on.”

Robyn Choi earned her third straight top-five finish, tying for second place overall with a final scorecard of 71-71-73—215 or 1-under par.

Sophomore Kirsty Hodgkins recorded a field low 69 on the day to surge five spots and finish tied for second overall with a final scorecard of 71-75-69—215 or 1-under par.

The Buffs will head to Kona, Hawaii for the Pac-12 preview on October 23-24.