Despite extremely hectic schedule, Choi joins Hodgkins in posting top-5 finishes for CU in fall finale; Dunkle fourth at St. Mary's Invite

by Gary Baines - 11/7/2018

It's been a very hectic last few weeks for University of Colorado golfer Robyn Choi.

Over the last 15 days, the junior has played 11 competitive rounds against some of the best women's competition around. Eight came in the LPGA Q-Series, in which she finished tied for 45th, earning one of the final LPGA Tour cards available for 2019.

Then the two-time U.S. Women's Open qualifier flew from Pinehurst, N.C., to Hawaii to compete for CU in the Nanea Pac-12 Preview, which started less than 48 hours after the eight-round Q-Series concluded.

Not only did Choi (left in an LPGA photo) make it in time, she finished fifth individually in the 60-player event, joining fellow Australian Kirsty Hodgkins in posting top-five showings on Wednesday.

Hodgkins' third-place performance marked her second top-five in eight days and the seventh of her career. Hogdkins recorded rounds of 76-69-70 for a 4-under-par 215 total, which left her two strokes behind co-champions Yu-Sang Hou of Arizona and Tze-Han Lin of Oregon.

As for Choi, she's finished no worse than sixth in her three fall college starts this season, going sixth, third and fifth. This week, she carded scores of 70-74-72 for a 3-under 216 total.

As a team, CU tied for third, accounting for its best team showing of the fall season, which concluded for the Buffs on Wednesday. Colorado finished with a three-day total of even-par 876, two strokes behind champion Arizona and tied with nationally top-ranked Southern California.

Dunkle Notches Another Top-Five Finish; CSU Fifth as Team: Elsewhere, 2018 CGA Amateur champion Kyler Dunkle of Utah posted a top-five finish on Wednesday at the Saint Mary's Invitational in Pebble Beach, Calif., where Colorado State University placed fifth in the 18-team tournament.

Dunkle notched two wins in the fall college season, including one at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational, and three top-five individual finishes in five fall events.

CSU recorded a stellar 5-under-par 279 -- the second-best round on Wednesday -- to check in at 853, 22 strokes behind team champion Southern California. Freshman Oscar Teiffel, who won the Paintbrush Invitational last month, placed 12th individually on Wednesday to lead the Rams.

Nanea Pac-12 Preview

Nov. 5-7, 2018 (final) in Kailua Kona, Hawaii
3. (out of 12 teams) Colorado 290-293-293--876

3. Kirsty Hodgkins 76-69-70--215
5. Robyn Choi 70-74-72--216
18. Haley Nist 70-76-74--220
31. Malak Bouraeda 74-74-77--225
53. Gillian Vance 76-81-78--235

For complete results, CLICK HERE.

Saint Mary's Invitational
Nov. 5-7, 2018 (final) in Pebble Beach, Calif.
5. (out of 18 teams) Colorado State 284-290-279--853

12. Oscar Teiffel 69-72-70--211
15. Davis Bryant 72-72-68--212
30. AJ Ott 71-72-73--216
39. Jack Ainscough 72-76-70--218
56. Jake Staiano 78-74-71--223

4. Former Coloradan Kyler Dunkle, Utah 71-68-69--208

For complete results, CLICK HERE.

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