CU Men’s Golf Opens Season at Ballyneal

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Updated: September 7, 2016

Ballyneal was the host site for the first event of Division 1 NCAA Golf in 2016-17 for Colorado, Northern Colorado and Wyoming on Tuesday, September 6. The links-style golf course hosted the 3rd Annual Ballyneal Challenge, which was won by the University of Colorado. The Buffs carded a 551 as a team, winning the event over Wyoming (578) by 27 strokes. Northern Colorado finished 3rd (589).

The Buffs were led by junior Yannik Paul who after a year off from NCAA golf returned with a pair of 66 rounds putting him within one stroke of the 36-hole record for CU Golf (Oraee, 2014). His brother Jeremy was 6th with an even par 142 (69, 73). Only six golfers scored at or below par for the day, including fellow Buffs Ethan Freeman (137) and Spencer Painton (140), Wyoming’s Glen Workman (140) and Colorado’s Morten Toft Hansen (140) who was playing unattached.  Northern Colorado’s top golfers were Josh Matz (143) and Sam Marley (144) who finished 7th and 8th respectively.

All three schools playing in the event brought their full teams allowing 7 threesomes and one foursome to peruse the course for the 36-hole event. Following round 1, Colorado Corner’s Ben Blecha spoke with University of Colorado head coach Roy Edwards about the event:

Click here to listen to the interview with Roy Edwards