April 6, 2012
By Gavin Davis
Athletic Media Relations
TEMPE, Ariz.- The Colorado State men's golf team finished Day 1 of the Thunderbird Invitational tied in 15th place Friday. Junior Mike Sorenson leads the team tied in 48th.
Head Coach Jamie Bermel hoped for better from his team on Day 1.
"We played an average Round 1 and just awful in Round 2," said Bermel. "We just kept hitting balls into the water and making bad mental mistakes."
Sorenson finished Day 1 7-over par 73-76--149. Senior Zahkai Brown combined for a 77-73--150 (+8) and is currently tied in 55th place.
Junior Kirby Pettit carded a 74-70--153 (+11) and is tied in 69th place. Senior Michael Wuertz is tied in 73rd place with a 71-83--154 (+12). Freshman Cameron Harrell rounded out the Rams lineup tied in 86th place with a 76-81--157 (+15).
San Diego State leads the 18-team field with a 282-275--557 (-11). CSU combined for a 294-309--603 (+35) and is tied in 15th place. San Diego State's Alex Kang is tied with Arizona State's Austin Quick in first place at 133 (-9).
Bermel expects better play in the final round.
"We need to execute much better," said Bermel. "Everyone needs to get more focused."
The Rams will tee-off at 8 a.m. Saturday for the final round. Live scoring will be available on Golf Stat.com.
Thunderbird Invitational Day 1 results:
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
Preview: Rams Look To Continue Solid Fall at...
CSU tied for third in last year's event hosted by New Mexico and is coming off a tournament title
Recap: Rams Rally To Capture Third Straight Ram...
Colorado State shoots only under-par score in final round to win, led by Blake Cannon's 6-under...
Recap: Rams Fourth Through 36 Holes of Ram...
Four shots back, CSU to play in final wave on Tuesday with Air Force, Wichita State and Nevada
Preview: Rams Going For Third Straight Ram...
CSU hosting 16 other teams at fifth-annual tournament, presented by Pedersen Toyota, at Fort...
Recap: Rams Finish Fourth at Gene Miranda...
CSU shoots its best round of tournament in final 18; Staiano posts first-career top-five finish
Recap: Rams Currently Fourth After Two Rounds...
After good starts in both rounds today, the Rams could not find a way to finish them off,...
Preview: Rams To Defend Title at Gene Miranda...
The two-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by the United States Air Force Academy, will be played at...
Men's Golf's Yates Advances to Match Play at U....
Colton Yates will take on Jonah Texeira in the opening round as 64 will advance to match play