After two previous head-to-head victories over CSU, the Buffs finally fell to their in-state rival.
The third annual Colorado Cup between the golft teams at CSU and CU ended with a 6-4 Ram victory. CSU edged out the Buffs by one in the four-ball matches and won 4-3 in singles matchups.
(CU Independent illustration/Josh Shettler)
“We’re obviously disappointed in the outcome, we came here expecting to win,” CU head coach Roy Edwards said. “This is an incredible opportunity for both programs in this head-to-head format, and CSU was just better today.”
This is the third year the Rams have defeated the Buffs. CU lost 6-4 in 2009 and 5½-4½ in 2010. Prior to the tournament, the Buffs owned a 6-0 record in head-to-head team rounds against CSU at the Mark Simpson Invitational and the AFA Gene Miranda Invitational.
“For whatever reason, we came out just a little bit tight, but ultimately, we’re two really good teams and they just won a few more holes than we did,” Edwards said. “So they’re happy and we’re upset—but even though we lost today, we definitely got better.”
Next weekend, the Buffs will take part in New Mexico’s William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque.
Four-Ball Matches (CSU 2, CU 1)
Cam Harrell/Steve Sorenson (CSU) def. Derek Fribbs/David Oraee, 2 and 1
Sebastian Heisele/Beau Schoolcraft (CU) def. Zahkai Brown/Mike Wuertz, 3 and 2
Kirby Pettitt/Mike Sorenson (CSU) def. Jason Burstyn/Kevin Kring, 7 and 6
Singles Matches (CSU 4, CU 3)
Kirby Pettitt (CSU) def. Beau Schoolcraft, 6 and 5
Derek Fribbs (CU) def. Mike Sorenson, 5 and 4
David Oraee (CU) def. Steve Sorenson, 4 and 3
Zakhai Brown (CSU) def. Sebastian Heisele, 3 and 2
Cam Harrell (CSU) def. Jason Burstyn, 2 and 1
Parker Edens (CSU) def. Johnny Widmer, 3 and 2
Kevin Kring (CU) def. Mike Wuertz, 2 and 1
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