DU’s Weinstein notches top-3 finish in her first large-scale college tourney of 2020
By Gary Baines – 2/18/2020
Three-time CGA Women’s Player of the Year Mary Weinstein is winding down her college golf career, with three months — give or take — left for the University of Denver senior.
But if this week is any indication, Weinstein won’t go out without making some noise.
The Highlands Ranch resident, who swept the CGA Women’s Stroke Play and Match Play titles in 2020 before her longtime instructor Terry Stearman passed away in December, completed her first multi-day tournament of the “spring” schedule on Tuesday by tying for third out of 84 players at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in New Orleans.
Weinstein shot a 1-under-par 72 on Tuesday, leaving her with a 54-hole total of 5-under 214. After sharing the lead about halfway through her final round, she ended up two strokes behind Clara Manzalini of Florida and Anna Backman of Miami. Weinstein carded 13 birdies for the three-round event.
It was Weinstein’s third top-10 individual finish of the season, and her best showing in a large-field tournament in the 2019-20 campaign.
In the team competition, DU placed fourth out of 15 schools, while Colorado State was 14th. The Pioneers checked in at 1-over-par 877, 24 shots behind winner Florida. CSU posted a 917 total.
Elsewhere in local NCAA Division I golf, the University of Colorado women moved up three spots and finished sixth out of an 11-team field at the Rebel Beach Intercollegiate in Las Vegas. The Buffs (889) ended up 50 strokes behind winner — and third-ranked nationally — Southern California. Alisha Lau led CU individually with a 16th-place showing.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
Feb. 17-18, 2020 (final) in New Orleans
4. (out of 15 teams) Denver 294-293-290—877
3. Mary Weinstein 71-71-72–214
14. Erika Danielsson 70-77-70–217
26. Anna Zanusso 77-72-73–222
41. Alyson Bean 76-74-75–225
69. Camille Enright 82-76-75–233
71. Alison Armstrong (competing only as individual) 81-77-76–234
14. Colorado State 309-310-298—917
47. Gabby Minier 75-78-74–227
50. Andrea Bergsdottir 75-77-76–228
50. Tomine Bjerkelo 77-78-73—228
79. Jessica Sloot 85-77-76–238
79. Saga Traustadottir 82-81-75–238
Rebel Beach Intercollegiate
Feb. 17-18, 2020 (final) in Las Vegas, Nev.
6. (out of 11 teams) Colorado 301-295-293—889
16. Alisha Lau 74-74-72—220
20. Malak Bouraeda 75-70-76–221
34. Ellie Gower Perth 76-77-74—227
41. Sophie Johnson 77-74-78—229
Kirsty Hodgkins 76-DQ-71—NS
61. Kelsey Webster (competing only as individual) 80-79-78–237
32. Coloradan Lauren Lehigh, New Mexico 74-75-77–226
45. Coloradan Anne Kennedy, BYU 76-75-80—231