The Buffs women’s golf team fell during the third round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Wednesday, finishing in 14th place of 16 teams with a score of 927, 75-over par. They had been in 9th the previous day.
The fierce competition consisted of four of the best teams in the nation and 15 teams that rank in the top 22. The UCLA Bruins claimed the victory with a final score of 291, seven over par.
Leading the Buffs were freshmen Alexis Keating and Jamie Oleksiew, who scored 16 over par with a cumulative score of 229, and both were placed in a tie for 39 individually.
Keating finished the tournament with the lowest score of the team, 73 in round one, 74 in round two and 82 in round three. She got three birdies and managed just five over par in her first two rounds. Her third round did not end smoothly with eight bogeys or worse.
Oleksiew had a strong start and finish with a score of 74 in round one and 75 in round three, the best of any Buff on the last day. She struggled in her second round shooting 80 with eight bogeys.
The other Buffs scoring for the team were junior Jenny Coleman, who finished with 75-78-81 (234), freshman Allie Zech 82-75-80 (237), and junior Kristen Coleman 82-80-80 (242).
The next tournament for women’s golf will be held on Feb. 24-26 at the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
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