The University of Colorado women’s golf team shot an 11-over-par 299 on Tuesday to secure a sixth place finish at the 2018 Pac-12 Conference Golf Championship at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle.
Colorado’s 299 tied for the third-highest score in the final round, dropping the No. 20-ranked Buffaloes two spots in the standings from Monday’s second round, finishing at 17-over, 881, for the 54-hole tournament.
Senior Brittany Fan paced CU with a 1-under 215, tying for seventh overall. Sophomore Kirsty Hodgkins had Colorado’s low score of the tournament with a 3-under 69, in the final round to finish tied for 11th overall, sharing that spot with classmate Robyn Choi at 1-over, 217.
“Tough day today,” Colorado head coach Anne Kelly said in a school news release. “The course was a bit tougher today with faster greens and tough hole locations. Although we’re disappointed with the finish today, sixth place in this conference is nothing to be ashamed of. We look forward to the upcoming NCAA regionals.”
Colorado won’t have to wait long to find out its NCAA fate as the selections for the 2018 Championships will be announced at 3:30 p.m. today, live on the Golf Channel. The Buffs, who have been ranked in or near the nation’s Top 20 all season, are in good position to be one of the 72 teams selected to one of four regional sites for the May 7-9 competition.
No. 3-ranked UCLA cruised to its second-straight Pac-12 title, defeating rival No. 4 USC by 12 strokes. The Bruins were the only team in the red for the championship, finishing at 6-under, 860.
USC was second at 8-over, 872, one stroke better than No. 6 Stanford and No. 13 Arizona who tied for third.
UCLA’s Patty Tavatanakit took medalist honors after winning a one-hole playoff over teammate and defending Pac-12 individual champion Lilia Vu. The Bruins’ duo both shot 8-under, 208, for the tournament, two strokes better than Arizona’s Haley Moore.