Published: Dec. 1, 2009 By

For the first time, the women’s golf team hosted its Heather Farr Memorial tournament at CU’s new home course, the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie. The Buffs finished sixth in the 20-team field, with sophomore Emily Talley placing eighth individually for her first top-10 showing of the season.

Meanwhile, with the men’s golf team missing its top three regulars from last season — honorable mention All-Americans Derek Tolan (Soc’09) and Pat Grady (Fin’09) who graduated and Luke Symons who is redshirting after undergoing hip surgery — the Buffs are going through a transitional season.

“We’re very, very young,” says coach Roy Edwards, who has only two upperclassmen on his active roster, senior Justin Bardgett and junior Michael Imperato.

CU lost to Colorado State 6-4 in the inaugural year of the State of Colorado Cup, a season-opening Ryder Cup-style competition.

Bardgett recorded the best finish of his career, fifth place, at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic in early October. Sophomore Kevin Kring tied a school record for most strokes under par for a round (an 8-under-par 64) en route to a 13th-place finish in the Falcon Invitational.