Senior Brittany Fan earns co-medalist honors as team finishes fourth.
By Drew Kort
The Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate played Mar 5-6 produced the second CU medalist of the season.
Six months after sophomore Kirsty Hodgkins (Queensland, Australia) shot 10 under par to win the Coeur D’Alene Collegiate Invitational in September, senior Brittany Fan (Pearl City, Hawaii) finished atop the Meadow Club event leaderboard alongside San Francisco’s Samantha Gong at 4 under par to earn her best finish as a collegiate golfer.
The 36-hole event took place at the par-72 6,157-yard Alister Mackenzie-designed Meadow Club in Fairfax, California, a course that Fan was able to take full advantage of.
She logged nine birdies—seven of which came in her first loop around the course—and a timely eagle on her fourth-to-last hole of the competition. Her first-round 67 was her lowest round as a Buff. She closed out with a round of 1-over-par 73.
“It feels great to get first win,” Fan said. “I wasn’t quite as sharp as the first day, but there are a lot of positives to take from this tournament to the next.”
Fan wasn’t the only strong performer at Meadow Club. Sophomore Robyn Choi (Queensland, Australia) shot 70-72 and 2 under par to finish T3 and post her fifth top-5 of the season. Choi and Fan were two of seven players to finish in under par.
Frosh Alisha Lau (British Columbia, Canada) carded 75-76 to finish at 7 over par and in a tie for 37th. Her rookie counterpart Elle Otten (Palm Desert, California) finished T70 with a final tally of 13 over par. Hodgkins ended one stroke behind her at 14 over par, good enough to put her in a tie for 76th.
The team shot an aggregate score of 12 over par and 588 (291-297) to place solo fourth for the event behind Pac-12 rivals Washington—which took home the title-at 3 under par—and Oregon State (10 over par).
The Lady Buffaloes will look to continue their solid run in Tempe, Arizona, at the ASU Ping Invitational March 23-25.
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