Men's golf recap: Rams ninth after first round at John Burns Intercollegiate

Senior Parker Edens

Senior Parker Edens

Feb. 19, 2014

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LIHU'E, Hawai'i - The Colorado State men's golf team opened up its spring schedule on Wednesday at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate at the Wailua Golf Course, posting a top-10 showing in the opening round, with room to improve over the final two days of the 17-team tournament.

"We were really close to a good round today but made too many bogeys on the closing holes," said Head Coach Christian Newton. "Parker (Edens) had a very solid round. Overall this group is playing well enough for a great team finish."

Edens, a senior from Greeley, Colo., carded four birdies in his first 18 holes, leading the Rams and sitting in a tie for fifth at 2-under (70), six strokes off the pace set by tournament leader Erik Oja from Arizona.

"I'm just playing some really good solid golf right now," said Edens." I'm very happy with where I am, but this morning coach challenged me to just stay in the present, in the moment and not get caught up in mistakes. I did that very well, hit some great shots and was very patient. I'm very excited for the rest of the week. We're very close to playing great as a group."

Edens, who notched his fourth round below par on the season - and his third in four rounds dating back to the fall - maintained a steady approach throughout Wednesday, opening with his first birdie on the par-5 10th, and closing with his fourth birdie on the par-5 ninth hole.

Patrick Winther sits two strokes off Edens' pace after opening with a 1-over 73 to tie for 30th heading into Thursday's second round of action. The junior transfer in his first season as Colorado State opened his round with back-to-back birdies on 10 and 11, and also birdied the par-5 No. 1, but a double-bogey on 4 moved him to 2-over par for the round.

Freshman Jimmy Makloski and junior Cameron Harrell, the Rams' season leader in stroke average, rounded out the scoring for CSU with rounds of 74 (+2) and 76 (+6), respectively. Makloski sits in a tie for 40th, while Harrell is knotted with eight golfers for 67th.

Sophomore Dominic Kieffer finished one stroke behind Harrell in a tie for 75th after 18 holes, matching freshman Alec Bone, competing in the tournament - his first since September - as an individual.

As a team the Rams shot a 5-over 293, tying Pacific and UNLV, 15 strokes behind tournament leader Cal (278). Arizona (285) sits seven strokes behind Cal, while Texas A&M (286), BYU (287) and New Mexico (288) round out the top-5 after Day 1.

CSU returns to the course for the second round of play on Thursday morning. The team is paired with BYU, Fresno State and Arizona for the second consecutive day, and will tee off of No. 1 between 11 a.m. MST/8 a.m. HAST and 11:40 a.m. MST/8:40 a.m. HAST.

"We start early off the front side tomorrow and will get to play the tougher holes before the wind kicks up," added Newton. "I expect good things the next two rounds."

Live scoring throughout the John A. Burns Intercollegiate is available at www.GolfStatResults.com.

Team Scores
1 California 278 (-10)
2 Arizona 285 (-3)
3 Texas A&M 286 (-2)
4 BYU 287 (-1)
5 New Mexico 288 (E)
6 Washington State 291 (+3)
T7 Long Beach State 292 (+4)
T7 UTEP 292 (+4)
T9 Colorado State 293 (+5)
T9 UNLV 293 (+5)
T9 Pacific 293 (+5)
12 Nevada 295 (+7)
T13 St. Mary's (CA) 296 (+8)
T13 Fresno State 296 (+8)
15 Hawaii (B) 297 (+9)
16 Hawaii-Hilo 298 (+10)
17 Hawaii 299 (+11)
Top  Individual Scores
1 Erik Oja (Arizona) 64 (-8)
2 Joel Stalter (California) 67 (-5)
3 Justin Keiley (BYU) 68 (-4)
4 Rhyne Jones (Nevada) 69 (-3)
T5 Andrew Lister (Texas A&M) 70 (-2)
T5 Michael Weaver (California) 70 (-2)
T5 Keelan Kilpatrick (California) 70 (-2)
T5 Parker Edens (Colorado State) 70 (-2)
T5 Benson Liu (Arizona) 70 (-2)
T10 Michael Anderson (Washington State) 71 (-1)
T10 Brandon Hagy (California) 71 (-1)
T10 Carl Jonson (UNLV) 71 (-1)
T10 Pace Johnson (California) 71 (-1)
T10 Kevin Techakanokboon (Long Beach State) 71 (-1)
T10 Byron Meth (Pacific) 71 (-1)
T10 Gavin Green New (Mexico) 71 (-1)
T10 Joe Parkinson (BYU) 71 (-1)
T18 Kurt Kitayama (UNLV) 72 (E)
T18 Ben Crancer (Texas A&M) 72 (E)
T18 Roberto Ruiz (UTEP) 72 (E)
T18 Greg Yates (Texas A&M) 72 (E)
T18 Sang Lee (Washington State) 72 (E)
T18 JJ Holen (Long Beach State) 72 (E)
T18 Jere Pelletier (UTEP) 72 (E)
T18 Tyler Dunlap (Texas A&M) 72 (E)
T18 Nate Jessup (Fresno State) 72 (E)
T18 Troix Tonkham (Fresno State) 72 (E)
T18 Sam Saunders (New Mexico) 72 (E)
T18 Andrej Bevins (New Mexico) 72 (E)
Colorado State Scores
T9 Colorado State 293 (+5)
T5 Parker Edens 70 (-2)
T30 Patrick Winther 73 (+1)
T40 Jimmy Makloski 74 (+2)
T67 Cameron Harrell 76 (+4)
T75 Dominic Kieffer 77 (+5)
T75 Alec Bone* 77 (+5)
* Competing as an individual

 

 

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