DU women 2nd going into final day in Highlands Ranch; DU men’s tourney in Parker canceled due to forecast
by Gary Baines
While the second round of a golf tournament hosted by the University of Denver women went off in unseasonably warm weather at Highlands Ranch Golf Club, one hosted by the DU men and scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at Colorado Golf Club in Parker has been canceled due to a forecast for snow.
DU men’s head coach Erik Billinger announced the cancelation of the second annual Paintbrush Invitational, where all five Division I Colorado-based men’s golf teams were scheduled to compete: DU, the University of Colorado, Colorado State, the University of Northern Colorado and the Air Force Academy.
The weather forecast calls for snow and a high around 32 on Monday in Parker, where two rounds were scheduled, while the final 18 had been set for Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the DU women’s team fell into second place after Saturday’s second round of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate at Highlands Ranch Golf Club, but trails leader New Mexico by just three strokes heading into Sunday’s final round.
The Pioneers, who won this event in 2015 and finished second last year, posted a 6-over-par 294 total on Saturday, leaving them at 1-over 577 overall. The University of Northern Colorado is in seventh place out of 14 teams, at 10-over 586.
DU’s Sophie Newlove, the defending individual champion, is pacing the Pioneers at 4-under-par 140, which leaves her in third place, three strokes behind leader Patricia Wong of Pepperdine.
Joining Newlove in a tie for third place is Coloradan Morgan Sahm (pictured) of UNC, who has gone 69-71, like her DU counterpart.
The tournament will conclude with a single round on Sunday.
Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate
Oct. 6-8, 2017 at Highlands Ranch GC
2. Denver 283-294–577
3. Sophie Newlove 69-71–140
19. Mary Weinstein 71-75–146
19. Jessica Dreesbeimdieke 72-74–146
28. Camille Enright 71-76–147
28. Lauren Whyte 73-74–147
7. Northern Colorado 289-297–586
3. Morgan Sahm 69-71–140
11. Beah Cruz 69-74–143
41. Marisa Hisaki 73-76–149
58. Nicole Polivchak 78-76–154
Hanna Atkins 80-DQ
71. Aili Bundy (competing only as individual) 77-83–160
79. Christina Ferreira (competing only as individual) 83-82–165
14. Denver B Team 309-323–632
62. Maggie Cowart 74-81–155
64. Anni Heck 76-80–156
66. Sonya Knebel 78-79–157
77. Caroline Klemp 81-83–164
17. Coloradan Erin Sargent, Wyoming 70-75–145
75. Coloradan Sarah Hankins, Wyoming 77-84–161
76. Coloradan Jordan Remley, Wyoming 79-84–163