Showing Promise

Freshman Bouraeda finishes 2nd in Vegas, marking CU women’s best individual showing this season

By Gary Baines – 02/19/2019

Malak Bouraeda is just halfway through her first season as a college golfer, but even as a freshman, she now owns the best individual finish by a  University of Colorado women’s player so far this season.

The 18-year-old from Southlake, Texas hadn’t placed better than 29th in a college tournament before Tuesday, but she bettered that by plenty in finishing second out of 86 players at The Rebel Beach tournament in Las Vegas, Nev.

Bouraeda (pictured in a CU photo) shot rounds of 74-71-71 at Spanish Trail Country Club for an even-par total of 216, which left her behind only champion Elizabeth Prior of host UNLV, who checked in at 209. Bouraeda played the par-5s in 3 under par on Tuesday — carding an eagle, a birdie and two pars — en route to her final-round 71.

As a team, CU finished sixth in the 16-school tournament, posting a 37-over-par 901 total and ending up 23 strokes behind champion Arizona.  

Colorado State placed 14th at 937. Senior Katrina Prendergast led the way individually for the Rams by finishing 39th at 232. 

The Rebel Beach

Feb. 18-19, 2019 (final) in Las Vegas, Nev.

6. (out of 16 teams) Colorado 299-303-299–901

2. Malak Bouraeda 74-71-71–216

25. Gillian Vance 75-76-77–228

32. Elle Otten 74-80-76–230

36. Kirsty Hodgkins 76-76-79–231

44. Haley Nist 78-80-75–233

63. Kelsey Webster (competing only as individual) 79-84-75–238

14. Colorado State 309-320-308–937

39. Katrina Prendergast 76-80-76–232

50. Ellen Secor 83-76-75–234

56. Saga Traustadottir 76-79-80–235

70. Jessica Sloot 79-86-77–242

85. Haley Greb 78-85-93–254


44. Coloradan Anna Kennedy, BYU 77-80-76–233