February 10 (final) at par-72 Sunbrook GC in St. George, Utah

Highlights --The University of Denver men’s golf team finished fourth in its first tournament of the spring. A second-round 301 left the Pioneers with a 598 total for 36 holes, 14 shots behind team champion San Jose State. DU senior Jeff Koprivetz placed eighth individually.

4. Denver 297-301--598
8. Jeff Koprivetz 72-73--145; 16. Daniel Wax 73-77--150; 16. Chris Gilman 150; 27. Espen Kofstad 77-75--152; 41. Klinton Krieger 73-81--154; 49. Austin Uhl 78-78--156.

Feb. 6, 2009 (final), at Kohala Coast, Hawaii

Highlights --University of Colorado senior Pat Grady finished third individually in the Buffs’ first tournament of the spring portion of their schedule. Grady closed with a 2-under-par 70 for a 4-under 212 total. Grady has posted three top-five finished this season. CU placed sixth in the 17-team event.

6. Colorado 295-289-290—874
T3. Patrick Grady 73-69-70—212; T35. Luke Symons 75-74-74—223; T35. Derek Tolan 78-73-72—223; T50. Justin Bardgett 77-76-74—227; T50. *Kevin Kring 80-75-72—227; T56. Johnny Widmer 70-73-85—228.
* — played as an individual; scores did not count toward CU team total.

April 22-24, 2011 (final) in Columbia, Mo.

Highlights --University of Colorado junior Jessica Wallace finished fourth Sunday in the Big 12 Conference Championships in Columbia, Mo., matching the best showing ever by a CU golfer at the conference meet. The transfer from Pepperdine closed with an even-par 72 for a 1-under 215 total, which left her seven strokes behind champion Madison Pressel of Texas. Wallace was the only CU player to place in the top 20 individually. As a team, the Buffs moved up one spot on Sunday to finish ninth, which wasn’t what they had in mind as the No. 31 team in the country.

9. Colorado 302-297-304--903
4. Jessica Wallace 73-70-72--215; 23. Emily Talley 72-74-78--224; 43. Jennifer Coleman 78-78-73--230; 54. Taylor Doyle 80-75-83--238; 54. Kristin Coleman 79-78-81--238.




April 18-20, 2011 (final) in Chandler, Ariz.

Highlights --The Northern Colorado women moved up one spot and finished third in the nine-team Big Sky Conference Championship. UNC’s Carleigh Silvers (76-72-71--219) placed third individually, nine strokes behind champion Britney Yada of Portland State.

3. Northern Colorado 308-305-295--908
3. Carleigh Silvers 76-72-72--219; 8. Ali Nelson 75-77-73--225; 19. Chelsea Silvers 75-79-76--230; 25. Hannah McNeley 84-77-75--236; 39. Libby Avery 82-84-84--250.

April 16-17, 2011 (final) in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Highlights --Denver resident Mark Hubbard, a senior at San Jose State, finished tied for second Sunday in the Western Intercollegiate. In shooting 69-69-71--209, Hubbard ended up two strokes behind champion Timothy Madigan of New Mexico State. The University of Denver finished 13th in the 15-team competition, while the University of Colorado was 14th.

13. Denver 380-370-368--1118
33. Oscar Arvidsson 75-72-73--220; 39. ChunJi Kim 77-73-73--221; 52. Ole Ramsnes 75-73-75--223; 71. Klinton Krieger 83-72-75--230; 78. Troy Anderson 74-83-76--233; 78. C.J. Kim 79-82-72--233.
14. Colorado 382-372-383--1137
39. Jason Burstyn 72-71-78--221; 39. Sebastian Heisele 74-73-74--221; 68. Pat Wilson 78-74-76--228; 72. Kevin Kring 79-75-77--231; 86. Luke Symons 79-79-79--237; 90. Derek Fribbs 84-81-78--243.

April 15-16, 2011 (final) in Provo, Utah

Highlights --The Colorado State men rallied to win their second consecutive Ping Cougar Classic Saturday in Provo, Utah. In claiming their first team title of the season, the Rams counted scores of 67, 68, 69 and 71 in posting a 275 team total in the final round, which was good enough to overtake UNLV and win by four strokes. In claiming the victory in the 18-team event, CSU put three players in the top 11 individually -- Kory Harrell (fourth), Ryan Peterson (eighth) and Mike Sorenson (11th).

1. Colorado State 284-288-275--847
4. Kory Harrell 70-71-67--208; 8. Ryan Peterson 71-71-69--211; 11. Mike Sorenson 73-71-71--215; 19. Zahkai Brown 74-75-68--217; 32. Kirby Pettitt 70-75-74--219.
11. Northern Colorado 292-296-294--882
40. Steve Bidne 74-74-72--220; 55. Alberto Dell Anna 72-74-77--223; 55. Troy Sidabras 78-70-75--223; 55. Ryan Boshoven 72-78-73--223; 78. Nick Bisogno 74-79-74--227.
13. Air Force 299-295-291--885
32. Kyle Bailey 74-70-75--219; 40. Kyle Westmoreland 76-72-72--220; 47. Philip Colwell 74-78-69--221; 78. Robert Belz 75-76-76--227; 83. Caleb Leestma 77-77-75--229.

March 28, 2010 (final) at Athens, Ga.

Highlights --The University of Denver women came on strong in the final round to finish ninth out of 22 teams at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Senior Stephanie Sherlock led the way for DU with a 13th-place individual showing after posting an 11-over-par 227.

9. Denver 321-312-296--929
13. Stephanie Sherlock 78-76-73--227; 34. Kelly Drack 78-79-76--233; 37. Ellie Givens 86-78-70--234; 88. Sarah Faller 83-79-81--243; 102. Anna Christenson 82-89-77--248.

May 22, 2010 (final)

Highlights --University of Denver senior Espen Kofstad finished third at the NCAA West Regional in Bremerton, Wash., earning an individual berth in the NCAA Finals, which will start June 1 in Chattanooga, Tenn. However, the Colorado State University men won’t be joining Kofstad at the national championships. The Rams, needing a top-five finish in the team competition to advance, placed eighth, four shots out of fifth place. The Rams’ final-round 292 at Bremerton left them at 881 overall, 37 strokes behind champion and host Washington. CSU seniors Bryce Hanstad and Dustin Morris shared eighth place individually in their final college tournament with 215 totals. Kofstad shot his second straight 71 for 5-under-par 211 overall, finishing three strokes behind champion Richard Lee of Washington. Kofstad earned a spot in nationals by virtue of being the top finisher not on a team that advanced. Gunner Wiebe of Aurora (71-213) placed fifth in Bremerton, helping his University of San Diego squad finish third and earn a team berth to the NCAA Finals. Meanwhile, two other Colorado-based players closed out their college careers at the NCAA Southwest Regional in Santee, Calif. The Air Force Academy’s Tom Whitney shot a final-round 76 for a 226 total and a 39th-place finish, and the University of Colorado’s Justin Bardgett posted his third straight 76 for 228 overall and a 49th-place showing.

8. Colorado State 291-298-292--881
8. Bryce Hanstad 71-72-72--215; 8. Dustin Morris 69-75-71--215; 43. Zahkai Brown 73-74-77--224; 64. Ryan Peterson 79-80-72--231; 66. Riley Arp 78-77-77--232.

June 3 & 4, 2010 at Chattanooga, Tenn.

Day 1 Highlights --Morgan Hoffmann of Oklahoma State defeated Stanford junior Steve Ziegler, a Broomfield resident, 1 up on Friday as top-seeded OSU ousted Stanford 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the match play portion of the NCAA Championship Finals in Chattanooga, Tenn. Oklahoma State will face Oregon, and Florida State will meet Augusta in the match play semifinals.

Day 2 Highlights --Gunner Wiebe of Aurora shot an even-par 72 Thursday to finish 25th in the individual competition at the NCAA Championship Finals in Chattanooga, Tenn. The University of San Diego junior posted a 1-under 215 total for three rounds. Steve Ziegler of Broomfield, a junior at Stanford, placed 41st overall after a 74 left him at 217. And University of Denver senior Espen Kofstad wrapped up his college career with a 71 and a 225 total that was good for 103rd place.

April 18-20, 2011 (final) in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Highlights --The University of Denver won its eighth consecutive women’s Sun Belt Conference Championship on Wednesday, this time recording a five-stroke victory in Muscle Shoals, Ala. With three players in the top nine individually, the Pioneers finished with an 875 total and held off their closest challenger, Middle Tennessee. The team victory was the first of the season for DU. Denver sophomore Kelly Drack and senior Ellie Givens tied for third place individually at 218, three strokes behind champion Anna Carling of Arkansas State. DU freshman Tonje Daffinrud (221) came in ninth.

1. Denver 289-294-292--875
3. Kelly Drack 75-69-74--218; 3. Ellie Givens 71-75-72--218; 9. Tonje Daffinrud 72-72-77--21; 17. Anna Christenson 73-83-69--225; 28. Sarah Faller 73-78-78--229.  

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