No. 20 Pioneers Fall By One Stroke to No. 6 Sun Devils
Whyte's hole-in-one highlights big day as DU pushes defending NCAA Champion to the brink
Jan. 28, 2018
DENVER – The 20th-ranked University of Denver women’s golf team opened up the spring portion of its 2017-18 schedule in style on Sunday. The Pioneers narrowly missed knocking off defending NCAA Champions Arizona State on Prospector Course.
Par for the 7,225-yard course was 72.
The sixth-ranked Sun Devils finished one stroke better than DU, winning 298-299 in the dual.
“The girls hung tough and competed out there today,” head coach Lindsay Kuhle said. “Lauren had a hole-in-one on eight from 160 out using a six iron, which was quite impressive and Mary had another eagle.
“I am proud of the way they came out ready to play. It was tough out there today with the wind and difficult hole locations. We have a few short game and course-management pieces to address before heading to Tulane, but I am confident in this group and know they will put in the work to feel confident and prepared for this spring.”
Lauren Whyte led the way for the Crimson and Gold, firing a 1-over 73 in her 18 holes. The senior turned in the highlight of the day with a hole-in-one on the eighth hole. Whyte drained it from 160 yards out using a six iron.
Mary Weinstein continued her fantastic debut season for Denver, posting a 2-over in her round on the course. The Highlands Ranch native once again racked up another eagle for her this season, giving her five on the year.
Jessica Dreesbeimdieke shot an 82.
Anni Heck, competing as an individual, finished her round with an 84.
The Pioneers now start to prep for their first spring tournament, the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational Championship on Feb. 18 in New Orleans.
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