The Pioneer squad scored a 6-over on moving day to land in second place Saturday at the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate, after being ranked no. 26 overall. Par for the 6,450-yard course was 72 at the Highlands Ranch Golf Club.
The New Mexico women’s squad showed up strong at the Intercollegiate tournament, and was the team leader through 36 holes with a total of 574 (2-under). The Lobos held a three-shot edge over the Pioneers heading into Championship Sunday.
Interim head coach Kolton Lapa went with the lineup of junior Sophie Newlove (Nottingham, England), senior Lauren Whyte (St. Andrews, Scotland), sophomore Mary Weinstein (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) senior Jessica Dreesbeimdieke (Windhoek, Namibia) and sophomore Camille Enright (Plano, Texas) for the main team.
Newlove led the team and kept her strong play going, posting a 1-under in her second go-through of the course, putting her in a tie for third at 4-under. The England native continued to show her mastery of her collegiate home course, playing flawlessly in key moments.
Both Weinstein and Dreesbeimdieke tied for 19th the second round on Saturday at 2-over. Whyte and Enright closed out their respective days tied for 28th at 3-over.
The Crimson and Gold squad finished the following Sunday round strong, as the final-round 16-under 272 set a new school record for DU, highlighted by all four scores that counted being under par. The 15-under total tied a program record for 54-hole low total set in 2006. The win made two straight victories for the Crimson and Gold, who have now been victorious in three of their last five tournaments dating back to last season.
With the win, Newlove picked up her first top-5 finish of the season, tying for fourth after another 3-under 69 on the day. She closed out her tournament with a 54-hole total of 7-under. Weinstein had her best round of the tournament with a 2-under 70, putting her in a tie for 15th. Enright finished her final 18 holes tied for 34th. Whyte and Dreesbeimdieke showcased their big-game ability, with each turning in career-best rounds on the afternoon to tie for 10th.
Pioneer Women’s Golf will finish the fall portion of its season with the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational in San Antonio, Texas on Oct. 22.