Hawaii wasn’t paradise for the Buffs.
Colorado men’s golf finished 15th at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii on Friday. They were 13th going into the final day but couldn’t take advantage of opportunities to move up the leader board, finishing with a team score of 871 (7-over).
A slow start doomed the Buffs, as they played the first six holes 9-over as a team. They managed to bounce back by playing the final 12 holes 7-under, but that was not enough to get Colorado back into contention.
Sophomore Derek Fribbs led the Buffs, tying for 41st overall, even par for the tournament. He shot a 2-under 70 for the day, with three birdies and a single bogey.
At 2-over for the week was sophomore Johnny Widmer. He tied for 59th with a three round score of 216, and finished the third round with a 2-over 74.
Junior Kevin Kring struggled in his final round, shooting a 4-over 76, finishing the tournament 3-over (219), and tied for 65th. Kring failed to birdie a hole Friday, and shot three bogeys and a double bogey.
Senior Luke Symons finished 5-over on Friday, leaving him tied for 80th with a score of 222 (+6). He managed only one birdie to go with his six bogeys of the day.
Junior Sebastian Heisele shot a 3-over 75 for the day, and his overall score of 224 left him tied for 86th. Despite shooting three birdies, four bogeys and a double brought Heisele down.
The Buffs head to Newport Beach, Calif., where they will play in the “Battle at the Beach “ Sun., Feb 13.
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