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2 UNC golfers — Cruz (women) and Matz (men) — post top-3 finishes on same day

By Gary Baines – 04/09/2019

With the season winding down for the University of Northern Colorado men’s and women’s golf teams, not one but two Bears recorded top-three finishes on the same day.

Sophomore Beah Cruz (pictured in a UNC photo) used a single-round program-record 4-under-par 68 in the second round to post the best showing of her college career, placing second on Tuesday in the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz.

About 18 miles away, in Chandler, Ariz., UNC senior Joshua Matz tied for third — a personal season best — in the Wyoming Cowboy Classic. It was Matz’s fifth top-7 finish of the season, and second straight.

Despite playing her final three holes in 4 over par, Cruz went 71-68-73 for a 4-under-par 212 total in the Cowgirl Classic, which left her four strokes behind champion Suthavee Chanachai of New Mexico State. It’s Cruz’s third top-10 of the season.

UNC finished sixth in the 20-team field.

In the Cowboy Classic, Matz fired scores of 69-68-70 for a 7-under 207 total, which left him four strokes out of the top spot. The Bears ended up 12th out of 20 teams.

Carson Griggs of the University of Denver, competing only as an individual, placed 11th in the Cowboy Classic at 210.


WYOMING COWBOY CLASSIC

April 8-9, 2019 (final) in Chandler, Ariz.

12. (out of 20 teams) Northern Colorado 290-287-294–871

3. Joshua Matz 69-68-70–207

51. Jack Castiglia 75-71-73–219

65. Li Chen 71-75-76–222

77. Coby Welch 75-74-75–224

94. Nick Sharp 76-74-77–227

85. Marcus Tait (competing only as individual) 79-70-76–225

Also

11. Carson Griggs, Denver 72-66-72–210

51. Coloradan Tyler Severin, Wyoming 73-72-74–219

56. Cole Krantz, Colorado 81-69-70–220

94. Jackson Solem, Denver 75-75-77–227

101. Victor Bjorlow, Colorado 81-74-74–229

107. Jun Ho Won, Denver 74-84-73–231


WYOMING COWGIRL CLASSIC

April 8-9, 2019 (final) in Maricopa, Ariz.

6. (out of 20 teams) Northern Colorado 297-292-301–890

2. Beah Cruz 71-68-73–212

38. Marisa Hisaki 77-73-77–227

44. Morgan Sahm 76-78-74–228

51. Nicole Polivchak 75-74-80–229

51. Jenna Chun 75-77-77–229

Also

23. Coloradan Erin Sargent, Wyoming 76-72-76–224

81. Coloradan Delaney Elliott, Montana State 80-80-76–236


SILVERADO SHOWDOWN

April 7-9, 2019 (final) in Napa, Calif.

13. (out of 18 teams) Colorado 301-298-314–913

34. Malak Bouraeda 73-72-81–226

42. Kirsty Hodgkins 76-74-77–227

49. Kelsey Webster 73-79-77–229

74. Haley Nist 79-76-81–236

74. Elle Otten 81-76-79–236

88. Gillian Vance (competing only as individual) 83-83-75–241

15. Colorado State 305-306-312–923

23. Ellen Secor 75-73-76–224

59. Jessica Sloot 74-78-80–232

62. Katrina Prendergast 76-79-78–233

66. Saga Traustadottir 80-76-78–234

93. Haley Greb 84-81-90–255