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
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
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