Junior Jenny Coleman shot the best postseason round in school history and is in contention for medalist honors, propelling the Buffs into sole possession of ninth place Tuesday at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships.

Coleman's 67 helped the Buffs shave 13 strokes off their first-round score by shooting a 10-over par 298 as the Buffs are 33-over par 609 through two rounds.

Top-ranked Southern California continues to lead, owning an 11-stroke lead over the field at 5-under par 571 on the par 72, 6,300-yard Valencia Country Club course. Host and 10th-ranked UCLA sits second at 6-over par 582.

"Overall we were much improved, and that was great to see," CU coach Anne Kelly said. "Unfortunately we didn't have a fourth score to count. Jenny really played a great round, it was really fun to watch her today. As she has at times this year, she really played like a tour pro today."

Coleman's 5-under par 67 moved her all the way from a tie for 18th into a tie for third at 3-under par 141, just one stroke behind the co-leaders through 36 holes.

Her 67 is the best postseason round in CU history and just the fourth round in the 60s in CU's postseason history and she owns two of those four rounds. The 67 is her career best round and her 5-under par round ties her career best, matching a 68 she shot on a par 73 at the New Mexico Invitational last fall.

Overall, the 67 matches the third-best round in school history, just one off the record of 66 accomplished once each by both Emily Talley and Jessica Wallace. She becomes the first player in school history to go 5-under par in a round twice. It's her fourth career round in the 60s, matching Wallace for the second-most in CU history, behind only Talley's seven.

Freshman Jamie Oleksiew improved her first round 83 by nine strokes, shooting a second round 2-over par 74 with four bogeys and two birdies on her round.

The final round of the Pac-12 Championships will commence today with the Buffs teeing off on No. 10 between 9:40 and 10:12 a.m.

Pac-12 Championsips

TEAM SCORES

1. Southern California 280-291--571

2. UCLA 290-292--582

3. Washington 293-291--584

4. Arizona 301-284--585

5. Arizona State 295-295--590

6. Oregon 303-290--593

7. Stanford 298-296--594

8. Oregon State 303-297--600

9. Colorado 311-298--609

10. California 302-308--610

11. Washington State 311-318--629

BUFFALOES INDIVIDUALS

3t. Jenny Coleman 74-67--141

36t. Allie Zech 78-75--154

46t. Jamie Oleksiew 83-74--157

50t. Alexis Keating 78-82--160

54. Kristin Coleman 81-83--164

TOP 5 INDIVIUALS

1t. A. Park, USC 70-70--140

1t. M. Stackhouse, Stanford 73-67--140

3t. J. Coleman, Colorado 74-67--141

3t. S. Popov, USC 66-75--141

5. L. Blanco, Arizona State 73-69--142