The University of Colorado women’s golf team played its best round of the Pac-12 Championship, but it was not enough to move up in the standings on Wednesday as the Buffaloes finished 11th.
The Buffs recorded a 19-over 303, which was eight shots better than Tuesday’s 311 and six better than Monday’s 309. CU ended the tournament with a 71-over 923.
Southern California hung on to win after leading the field from the start. The Trojans recorded a 1-under 851 at the 6,141-yard, Par 71 Palos Verdes Golf Club, which was 11 strokes in front of the runner-up, Arizona, which finished with a 10-over 862. Arizona State placed third (867), Stanford was fourth (868) and Washington took fifth. (877).
Junior Kirsty Hodgkins led the Buffs, finishing tied for 26th, although she did not have her best round on the final day. Hodgkins shot rounds of 75 and 72 in the first two days, but recorded a 5-over 77 in the final round to post a scorecard of 224 (11-over).
Freshman Malak Bouraeda recorded her best round of the championship, shooting a 2-over 73 despite earning a double and triple bogey in her round.
Finishing 49th overall, senior Gillian Vance recorded a 7-over 78 on Wednesday to finish the tournament with a 21-over 234.
Sophomore Elle Otten had a great turnaround from the first and second rounds as she shot a 4-over 75 in the final round.
Freshman Kelsey Webster ended up 55th overall, finishing with a 33-over 246. She shot a 13-over 84 on the final day with one birdie, seven pars, six bogeys and four doubles.
Arizona State’s Olivia Mehaffey claimed medalist honors with a par on the first playoff hole.