Runner-up team finish among the best for DU men in last 4 years; Missura, Seiple, Prendergast notch individual top-10s
By Gary Baines – 3/12/2019
On a day several local players posted top-12 individual finishes in NCAA Division I tournaments, redshirt freshman Esteban Missura from the University of Denver led the way, placing third at the Bandon Dunes Championship in Oregon and giving the Pioneers perhaps their best team performance in four years.
It was quite an accomplishment for Missura, who had never before finished in the top 30 of a large-field college tournament.
The golfer from Ecuador went 72-67-77 for an even-par total of 216, which left him four strokes behind champion Blake Tomlinson of Utah.
With Missura setting the pace, the DU men (pictured) finished a season-best second place in the 17-team field. Utah, featuring 2018 CGA Amateur champion Kyler Dunkle, won the team title by six over the Pioneers.
The team showing was arguably the best for the DU men since 2015, though the Pioneers finished second out of eight teams in last spring’s Summit League Championship.
Also on Tuesday:
— Castle Pines resident Josh Seiple, a senior at the University of Mississippi, recorded his second top-10 performance of the season by sharing 10th place (71-74-71) at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic in Chula Vista, Calif.
— Colorado State University senior Katrina Prendergast likewise notched her second top-10 showing of the season by finishing 10th in the BYU at Entrada Classic in St. George, Utah. Teammate Saga Traustadottir, a freshman from Iceland, tied for 11th.
— Also at Entrada, Parker resident Anna Kennedy, a junior at BYU, likewise shared 11th place, marking her best college showing of the last two seasons.
Here are the results for the local teams and players who finished Division I tournaments on Tuesday:
BANDON DUNES CHAMPIONSHIP
March 10-12, 2019 (final) in Bandon, Ore.
2. (out of 17 teams) Denver 300-279-303–882
3. Esteban Missura 72-67-77–216
19. Cal McCoy 77-70-74–221
33. John Sand 77-71-76–224
55. Eric Hagen 74-79-76–229
79. Roy Kang 82-71-76–236
24. Former Coloradan Kyler Dunkle, Utah 77-72-74–223
LAMKIN GRIPS SAN DIEGO CLASSIC
March 11-12, 2019 (final) in Chula Vista, Calif.
9. (out of 15 teams) Colorado 293-303-289–885
27. Ross Macdonald 69-73-78–220
34. Daniel O’Loughlin 73-76-73–222
44. Cole Krantz 75-78-71–224
61. Trevor Olkowski 76-76-75–227
75. Kristoffer Max 77-84-70–231
10. Colorado State 295-300-292–887
20. Parathakorn Suyasri 73-76-70–219
30. Jake Staiano 72-75-74–221
44. Davis Bryant 76-74-74–224
50. Oscar Teiffel 74-75-76–225
75. AJ Ott 79-78-74–231
14. Air Force Academy 299-309-303–911
38. Luke Trujillo 72-78-73–223
70. Anson Kuznik 73-80-76–229
75. Joshua Wu 75-76-80–231
79. Andy Germann 79-76-78–233
84. Tate Tatom 81-79-76–236
64. Jonathan Farmer (competing only as individual) 80-75-73–229
10. Coloradan Josh Seiple, Mississippi
BYU AT ENTRADA CLASSIC
March 11-12, 2019 (final) in St. George, Utah
6. (out of 14 teams) Colorado State 296-306-297–899
10. Katrina Prendergast 69-77-72–218
11. Saga Traustadottir 76-76-75-68–219
48. Jessica Sloot 76-77-76–229
55. Ellen Secor 75-77-82–234
71. Haley Greb 90-81-81–252
11. Coloradan Anna Kennedy, BYU 74-71-74–219
25. Coloradan Erin Sargent, Wyoming 76-72-76–224
60. Coloradan Sarah Hankins, Wyoming 83-79-75–237
ARIZONA WILDCAT INVITATIONAL
March 11-12, 2019 (final) in Tucson, Ariz.
8. (out of 17 teams) Denver 294-307-307–908
22. Mary Weinstein 73-78-76–227
30. Sophie Newlove 75-78-75–228
30. Camille Enright 74-78-76–228
33. Trussy Li 72-74-83–229
63. Alyson Bean 80-77-80–237
71. Anni Heck (competing only as individual) 84-76-80–240