These days, it could be argued that even Mother Nature is working against the Colorado Buffaloes.
Thanks to a strong wind Sunday, CU men’s golf team slipped from their fourth-place standing after two rounds into a ninth-place finish at the Air Force Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs.
“It was a brutal day, a tough day,” CU head coach Roy Edwards said in a news release. “We actually got off to an OK start when it was really tough, but then didn’t play well in the middle or close strong. We were really pretty poor toward the end. It was just so tightly packed that if you didn’t play well, you could free fall in the standings.”
To make matters worse, the Colorado State Rams shot 5-under-par and were one of two teams to accomplish such a feat. It helped them ram past Utah to win by two strokes.
Sophomore Kevin Kring led CU golfers with a 13th-place finish by shooting a 215 total. On Saturday, he was the leader after the first round when he shot 8-under, a school record for a single round.
The Buffs will hit the links on Oct. 5-6 when they travel to South Bend, Ind. for the Fighting Irish Classic.
Contact CU Independent Sports Editor Cheng Sio at Cheng.Sio@colorado.edu.