Denver Closes Out Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
Newlove takes 33rd in three-round tournament
April 14, 2018
ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Denver women’s golf team closed out its final regular-season tournament of the 2017-18 year on Saturday, placing 11th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. The Pioneers shot a final-round score of 306, 18-over-par.
No. 2 Alabama won the team title with a 15-under team score for three rounds, 16 strokes ahead of No. 3 Arkansas and No. 5 Duke.
Par for the 6,279-yard course was 72.
“Today was a challenge for the Pioneers,” Kuhle said. “The UGA Golf Course is a great championship course and requires proper execution off the tees and approach shots and placement around the greens. It really tests the golfer and makes them think about their plan and course management.
“I think this tournament and course was great preparation for us heading into the league championship and regionals because it requires a lot from our players. I truly believe playing challenging courses and fields makes our players better and this week did just that.
“Jess played great today and was even her last 16 holes while Mary and Sophie were again consistent,” Kuhle added. “We'll work the next couple of days adjusting some parts of our games and adjusting based on this experience then focus the end of this week on conference and preparing for Arbor Links. I'm highly optimistic with this group that we're getting better, challenging ourselves and stepping out of our comfort zones which all makes us better players.”
Newlove was DU’s highest finisher, tying for 33rd at 10-over-par in her three rounds. The England native fired a 4-over on the course on Saturday.
Weinstein moved up one spot on the leaderboard after a 3-over 75 in her final round, putting her tied for 41st.
Dreesbeimdieke finished up her tournament tied for 44th after shooting 3-over in her last round, which was highlighted by going even par in the final 16 holes of play.
Whyte tied for 50th after posting an 8-over in her final 18 holes.
Enright placed 60th after three rounds.
The Crimson and Gold now head off to Nebraska City, Neb. looking to capture their fifth straight Summit League Championship. Round one is set for Apr. 21.
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