Women's Golf


Pioneers Finish Seventh at Wildcat Invitational

March 6, 2018


DENVER – The University of Denver women’s golf team jumped up one spot on Tuesday, finishing seventh at the Wildcat Invitational. The Pioneers posted a final-round team score of 15-over-par.

Head coach Lindsay Kuhle went with the lineup of Lauren Whyte, Jessica Dreesbeimdieke, Sophie Newlove, Mary Weinstein and Camille Enright.

Sonya Knebel also competed, but as an individual.

Par for the 6,494-yard course was 72.

No. 1 UCLA locked up the team title, winning by nine strokes over host 21st-ranked Arizona.

The Crimson and Gold did pick up a head-to-head victory against No. 25 North Carolina State.

Teammates Newlove and Weinstein led the way for DU, tying for 25th with a 54-hole score of 6-over.

Whyte rose up nine spots on the leaderboard on Tuesday, tying for 45th at 10-over. The senior was consistent all tournament, going 76-75-75 in her three rounds.

Knebel also tied for 45th at 10-over.



“Total team effort this week,” Kuhle said. “Great to see that everyone contributed to the team score. We really had five players this week and showed terrific depth. Everyone shot between +6 and +15. Always great to see when everyone is pushing each other to play their very best and all six girls did that here.

“Our short game and putting were much better this week than at Tulane. We are continuing to get better, which is all that you can ask for this time of year.”

Dreesbeimdieke had her best round of the tournament, posting a 1-over 73 on the scorecard, jumping her up 16 spots to finish tied for 54th.

“Jess was very confident and consistent with tee and approach shots today,” Kuhle said about her senior. “It was fun for me to walk with her all day and see her play with that kind of confidence.”

Enright wrapped up her day tied for 62nd.

The Crimson and Gold are back in action on Mar. 23 for a return trip to Arizona for the ASU Ping Invitational in Tempe. The three-round event will be played over three days.

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