Colorado’s women’s golf team continued their blistering start to the season today, taking 2nd place in the 15-team Johnie Imes Invitational in Colombia, Mo.
CU junior Jessica Wallace’s 3-under par 213 (72-69-72) led the way for the Buffaloes and was good for third-place individually. Colorado also received top-10 individual finishes from junior Emily Talley at 7th (75-71-71–217) and freshman Kristin Coleman (73-74-73–220), who took 9th.
Rounding out the Buffs’ scorers were sophomore Taylor Doyle (78-75-75—228) and freshman Jenny Coleman (80-75-78—233).
Oklahoma State won the 54-hole event with a 1-under par score of 863. The 15-team invitational featured eight schools from the Big 12.
Three events into the season, Talley and Wallace are beginning to establish themselves as one of the premier one-two punches in the nation. Through nine rounds, Talley leads Wallace by only one total shot. Their scoring averages of 71.7 and 71.8 puts them among the nation’s elite.
Through three events, the Buffs are off to a fast start to the 2010 season. After winning the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic, the Buffs finished third in last week’s Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational.
Colorado’s strong play has not gone unnoticed by the national voters. As of Tuesday, the Buffs were ranked as high as 13th in the nation.
CU hopes to carry their momentum home to Colorado this weekend when they host the 13th annual Heather Farr/CU Memorial Invitational at Colorado National Golf Club in Erie. The two-day event tees off Friday morning with an 8 a.m. shotgun.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Henry Huidekoper at Henry.email@example.com.