STANFORD, Calif. — The University of Colorado women’s golf team finished 18th overall at the Stanford Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 40-over-par, 892, as the tournament concluded Sunday at the Stanford Golf Course.
Colorado’s final round effort mirrored that of its second round. The Buffaloes matched Saturday’s team score, shooting 12-over, 296. Similar to Saturday, Colorado got off to a strong start on the front half, only to struggle toward the end.
No. 11 Southern California won the team title at 9-under, 843. No. 22 Northwestern was the runner-up and the only other team to shoot in the red for the tournament at 2-under, 850. Top ranked Stanford and No. 27 California tied for third at 2-over, 854.
Colorado limited mistakes on the front nine, shooting 1-under. Four of Colorado’s golfers birdied either No. 1 (par 5) or No. 2 (par 4) and the Buffaloes had no score worse than bogey at the turn.
Colorado didn’t fare as well on the back though, shooting 13-over with just four birdies on that side of the course.
Freshman Francesca Sumcad had Colorado’s round of the day, logging a 70, representing the Buffaloes second under-par round of the tournament. She played the front nine brilliantly at 3-under, with birdies at the par 5 No. 7 and a on a pair of par 4s at No. 2 and No. 9. She fell back to even with three straight bogeys on the back, but got back to the red with a final birdie at the par 4 No. 15.
Sumcad, who improved her score by four strokes from the previous round both Saturday and Sunday, tied for 62nd overall at 9-over, 222.
Sophomore Morgan Miller had Colorado’s low 54-hole score for the third-straight tournament. She struggled with a 76 during the final round, but finished tied for 46th overall at 6-over, 219.
Junior Maria Eidhagen Harrouch shot 3-over, 74, for the second-straight day to finish tied for 67th at 11-over, 224. Freshman Vanessa Ngo tied for 80th overall at 16-over, 229, after a 76 on Sunday. Senior Hailey Schalk tied for 90th overall at 20-over, 233.
“Proud of Franky (Sumcad), she was under par most of the day and had a couple of rough holes but came back strong,” Colorado head coach Anne Kelly said. “The team got off to a good start, but once again struggled to finish the round. This is definitely an area we need to continue to work on and improve.”