RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – The University of Colorado women’s golf team finished its first tournament of the spring season here Tuesday in fifth place at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, hosted by Purdue.
The Buffaloes, ranked No. 19 in the latest GolfStat poll, combined to shoot 298 or 14-over par in the final round of the 54-hole event, the second lowest round score in the field. They posted a 55-over par, 907 overall team score for the tournament. Fourth ranked Arkansas won the event staying atop the leaderboard all three days and carded a 30-over par 882. Ten strokes back, Iowa State shot a 40-over par 892 to finish second while Kent State came in third with a 45-over par, 897. North Carolina State took fourth place with a 904 and Colorado rounded out the top five teams climbing one spot to place fifth overall.
“Pretty solid day for the team,” head coach Anne Kelly said. “Although, everyone felt like they left a lot of birdies out there on the course. The last two rounds I think we were the one of the low teams, the first round just really hurt us. We need to work on getting off to a little better start.”