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Bustling Tuesday

Coloradans Erickson, Bryant, Ott post top-5 finishes in college tourneys; Shockley notches another coaching victory

By Gary Baines – 3/10/2020

Tuesday marked an oddity in local college golf. Of the nine NCAA Division I golf teams based in Colorado, eight were concluding tournaments on the same day. Only the University of Northern Colorado women were not competing.

And on this extremely busy Tuesday, there were plenty of notable performances by players from the Colorado schools and others with ties to the Centennial State. That includes four top-10 individual finishes by Colorado residents, and a coaching victory by a Colorado native.

Here’s a rundown of the top performances:

— At the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic in Chula Vista, Calif., three Coloradans recorded top-five showings in a tournament which featured nine teams ranked in the top 45 in the nation.

Dan Erickson of Texas A&M, a resident of Loveland, placed fourth in the 100-man field with a 4-under-par 212 total, which left him four strokes behind champion Tim Widing of San Francisco.

The last two CGA Les Fowler Players of the Year — sophomore Davis Bryant of Colorado State and senior teammate AJ Ott — tied for fifth place at 213. Bryant went 71-70-72 and Ott 73-70-70. Both Ott and Erickson eagled the par-4 17th hole on Tuesday. The San Diego Classic marked the third top-10 of the season for both Bryant and Ott.

CSU, ranked 19th in the nation by Golfstat, placed seventh out of 19 teams, while the University of Colorado was ninth and Air Force 19th.

— University of Denver senior Mary Weinstein, from Highlands Ranch, scored her fourth top-10 individual finish of the season by placing 10th on Tuesday at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson. The three-time CGA Women’s Player of the Year went 71-77-67 for a 1-under-par 215 total, which left her eight strokes behind winner Kailie Vongsaga of Arizona.

DU freshman Anna Zanusso, coming off a victory at the Westbrook Invitational where she matched the NCAA women’s record for a single round by shooting a 61, finished 11th at the Wildcat Invite.

As a team, DU placed fourth in the 11-school event, 27 strokes back of champion Arizona. The Pioneers were 10 under par on Tuesday, a final-round best. CU ended up in seventh place.

— Senior Coby Welch from the University of Northern Colorado was looking for his sixth top-10 showing of the season, but a bogey on his final hole left him 12th at the Bandon Dunes Championship in Oregon. 

UNC and the University of Denver ended up tying for 13th place in the 16-team tournament.

Joining Welch and Zanusso with individual finishes in the 11-15 range on Tuesday were CU’s Daniel O’Loughlin and John Paterson (tied for 14th at the Lamkins Grips San Diego Classic).

— Meanwhile, Oregon State, coached by Colorado native and former University of Denver golfer Dawn Shockley, posted its second team title of the season and the fourth overall for Shockley as a head coach as the Beavers prevailed at the Juli Inkster Meadow Club Collegiate in Fairfax, Calif. Colorado State placed 12th in the 13-team field.


Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic

March 9-10, 2020 (final) in Chula Vista, Calif.

7. Colorado State (out of 19 teams) 291-289-285—865

5. AJ Ott 73-70-70–213

5. Davis Bryant 71-70-72–213

24. Parathakorn Suyasri 72-73-72—217

55. Jack Ainscough 75-76-71–222

72. Oscar Teiffel 77-76-73—226

9. Colorado 285-299-286—870

14. John Paterson 70-73-72–215

14. Daniel O’Loughlin 75-73-67–215

44. Kristoffer Max 70-78-72—220

60. Victor Bjorlow 72-75-76–223

72. Ross Macdonald 73-78-75–226

19. Air Force Academy 303-308-299—910

60. Joseph Crisostomo 76-75-72–223

84. Isaac Layne 74-80-75–229

91. Joshua Wu 78-74-79–231

91. Anson Kuznik 75-79-77–231

97. Jonathan Farmer 79-82-75–236

Also

4. Coloradan Dan Erickson, Texas A&M 72-70-70–214


Bandon Dunes Championship

March 8-10, 2020 (final) in Bandon, Ore.

13. (out of 16 teams) Northern Colorado 296-290-290—876

12. Coby Welch 73-68-72–213

44. Jack Castiglia 71-74-74–219

59. Marcus Tait 78-70-75–223

59. TJ Shehee 75-79-69–223

87. Logan Hensley 77-78-75–230

13. Denver 293-293-290—876

34. Carson Griggs 72-73-72—217

40. Jun Ho Won 74-72-72–218

51. Cal McCoy 72-73-76–221

64. Jackson Solem 75-75-75–225

83. John Sand 79-79-71—229

18. Connor Jones (competing only as individual) 75-68-71–214


Arizona Wildcat Invitational

March 9-10, 2020 (final) in Tucson, Ariz.

4. (out of 11 teams) Denver 298-297-278—873

10. Mary Weinstein 71-77-67–215

11. Anna Zanusso 73-75-68–216

15. Camille Enright 75-73-72–220

45. Alyson Bean 82-75-71—228

52. Erika Danielsson 79-74-78–231

58. Alison Armstrong (competing only as individual) 82-79-74—235

7. Colorado 298-295-296—889

19. Kirsty Hodgkins 72-75-74–221

20. Alisha Lau 75-73-74–222

24. Malak Bouraeda 79-71-73–223

24. Ellie Gower 72-76-75–223

67. Sophie Johnson 82-76-88–246

50. Isabelle Simpson (competing only as individual) 76-76-78–230

Also

38. Coloradan Lauren Lehigh, New Mexico 76-77-73–226


Juli Inkster Meadow Club Collegiate

March 9-10, 2020 (final) in Fairfax, Calif.

12. (out of 13 teams) Colorado State 301-308-305—914

23. Andrea Bergsdottir 78-72-74–224

37. Jessica Sloot 73-79-76–228

52. Tomine Bjerkelo 79-78-76–233

62. Gabby Minier 75-79-83–237

64. Saga Traustadottir 75-84-79–238