March 3, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Despite not posting their best collective performance on Day 1 of the 18th Del Walker Intercollegiate, the CSU men’s golf program is in the hunt for a Top-5 finish entering Tuesday’s final round at the Virginia Country Club.
“Today certainly wasn't our best effort but I saw a lot of great things,” said Head Coach Christian Newton. “We played a lot of steady golf but just couldn't make enough birdies to keep pace. This group has the capability to shoot a low score if we can get off to a good start and keep our confidence high. Tomorrow is a big day for us as we really need a good finish.”
As a team, the Rams opened play on Monday with a round of 284 (+4), and followed up with a team score of 283 (+3) in the afternoon, to sit alone in sixth place in the 11-team field, just two strokes behind fifth-place Wichita State (+5) and 14 strokes off the pace of tournament leader Cal State Fullerton (-7). Minnesota and UC Santa Barbara are at 4-under in a tie for second behind the Titans, while Arizona (-3) is in fourth place just ahead of the Shockers. CSU also sits one stroke ahead of host Long Beach State (+8).
Senior Parker Edens, a native of Greeley, Colo., leads the Rams after 36 holes. Edens carded back-to-back scores of even-par 70 to sit in a tie for 15th heading into Tuesday’s final round of action. He is just one stroke outside of the top-10 and eight strokes off the pace set by the tournament leader, Cal State Fullerton’s Mark Anguiano, who fired an 8-under 132.
“I played pretty good today,” said Edens. “I was able to manage pretty well since I didn't have my best stuff. I just stayed positive while I had a rough stretch there in the second round, fought back and ended well. I’m looking forward to coming back stronger tomorrow.”
Sophomore Dominic Kieffer sits just outside the top-20 on the individual leaderboard in a tie for 22nd with a two-round score of 2-over 142. Kieffer shot 1-over 71 in back-to-back rounds, his lowest individual scores in 14 rounds since a season-best 67 to open action at CSU’s own Ram Masters Invitational in mid-September.
Junior Cameron Harrell, the Rams’ leader in stroke average, is one shot off Kieffer’s pace in a tie for 26th. Harrell opened with a 1-over 71 on Monday morning, and lost an additional stroke in the second round to finish Day 1 at 3-over par. It marked just the second time all season (19 rounds) that Harrell posted back-to-back scores over par.
Junior Patrick Winther and freshman Jimmy Makloski each tied for 31st, giving the Rams five competitors in the top half of the 64-player field heading into Day 2. Winther posted two rounds of 2-over 72, while Makloski opened up with a 4-over 74, before firing an even-par 70 during the afternoon round.
Freshman Logan Iverson, competing as an individual, is tied for 58th with a two-round score of 151 (+11).
The Rams close out play at the Del Walker Intercollegiate on Tuesday morning, pairing with Arizona and Wichita State in the first groups teeing off of Hole 1 beginning at 9 a.m. MT/8 a.m. PT.
Live scoring throughout Tuesday’s final around of action is available at www.GolfStatResults.com.
|1||CSU Fullerton||277-276--553 (-7)|
|T2||UC Santa Barbara||277-279--556 (-4)|
|5||Wichita State||281-284--565 (+5)|
|6||Colorado State||284-283--567 (+7)|
|7||Long Beach State||285-283--568 (+8)|
|8||CSU Northridge||291-279--570 (+10)|
|T9||Kansas State||289-283--572 (+12)|
|11||Grand Canyon||292-290--582 (+22)|
|Top Individual Scores|
|1||Mark Anguiano (CSU Fullerton)||66-66--132 (-8)|
|T2||Corey Gard (CSU Fullerton)||67-68--135 (-5)|
|T2||Kyler Sauer (CSU Northridge)||72-63--135 (-5)|
|T4||Jon Trasamar (Minnesota)||66-70--136 (-4)|
|T4||Kyle Weldon (Kansas State)||67-69--136 (-4)|
|6||Erik Oja (Arizona)||68-69--137 (-3)|
|T7||Glen Scher (UC Santa Barbara)||65-73--138 (-2)|
|T7||Benson Liu (Arizona)||66-72--138 (-2)|
|T7||Alex Gaugert (Minnesota)||69-69--138 (-2)|
|T10||Kevin Lee (Long Beach State)||69-70--139 (-1)|
|T10||Mark Geddes (Grand Canyon)||72-67--139 (-1)|
|T10||Ole Ramsnes (Denver)||70-69--139 (-1)|
|T10||JJ Holen (Long Beach State)||70-69--139 (-1)|
|T10||Ryan Tetrault (CSU Fullerton)||69-70--139 (-1)|
|T15||Chandler Rusk (Wichita State)||70-70--140 (E)|
|T15||Calvin Pearson (Wichita State)||72-68--140 (E)|
|T15||Parker Edens (Colorado State)||70-70--140 (E)|
|T15||Brett Silvernail (UC Santa Barbara)||71-69--140 (E)|
|T15||Alex McMahon (Arizona)||69-71--140 (E)|
|T20||Jose Mendez (Minnesota)||72-69--141 (+1)|
|T20||Jordan Epstein (UC Santa Barbara)||74-65--141 (+1)|
|Colorado State Scores|
|6||Colorado State||284-283--567 (+7)|
|T15||Parker Edens||70-70--140 (E)|
|T22||Dominic Kieffer||71-71--142 (+2)|
|T26||Cameron Harrell||71-72--143 (+3)|
|T31||Patrick Winther||72-72--144 (+4)|
|T31||Jimmy Makloski||74-70--144 (+4)|
|T58||Logan Iverson *||76-75--151 (+11)|
|*||Competing as an Individual|
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