Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
PHOENIX - Central Michigan's Bria Colosky closed with a 5-over 77 on Sunday to finish at 229 and among a group tied for 18th place in the Grand Canyon Women's Spring Invitational.
Colosky, a sophomore, posted back-to-back 76's in Saturday's first two rounds. Her 54 holes included three birdies and three double bogeys. Everything else was a par or bogey.
"Bria played really well, steady golf," CMU coach Cheryl Stacy said. "She had a lot of good holes."
The Chippewas posted a 322 team total on Sunday and finished the 54-hole event at 963. They were ninth in the 10-team field, nine shots behind eighth-place Nebraska-Omaha (954) and 34 shots ahead of 10th-place Chicago State (997).
CMU's Danielle Sawyer, playing as an individual, closed with an 8-over 80 and finished tied for 38 at 242.
Also for CMU on Sunday, Natalie Johnson and Holly Hines both shot 81, Katie Logan shot 83, and Kristen Wolfe carded an 84. CMU's Amanda Walsh, playing as an individual, closed with an 88.
Johnson finished 41st at 243, Hines was 45th at 245, while Wolfe (249) was 47th, and Logan (251) was 49th. Fifty-five players comprised the field.
The Chippewas made 13 birdies in the tournament.
"I thought we would have made more birdies than we did," Stacy said. "I think that hurt our overall scoring. You throw in a few birdies and you get scores under 80.
"I was a little disappointed, but there were some highlights. We had a lot of time, good practice time, and got some good work done. We definitely walk away knowing a little more about what each of the players needs to work on."
The Chippewas are scheduled to play in the Georgia State John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate March 26-28 at Eagle's Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga.
Portland State won the event with a 12-over 876 team total. The Vikings closed with a 295. Seattle (892) was second, while the host Coyotes (894) were third.
Portland State took the top three individual spots with Tara Finigan winning with a 2-under 214. Valerie Hernandez was second, one shot back, while Krissy Peterson was third at 1-over 217.