April 8, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.- The Rams battled treacherous conditions in their first round at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, where Colorado State recorded a 316 (+36). CSU sits in 21st place out of the 24 teams.
The wind was such a hazard that today’s second round was cancelled. The event will now consist of 36 holes, with the final 18 holes being played tomorrow.
Head Coach Christian Newton believes his team was on the cusp of figuring out the conditions, just as the second round was cancelled.
“We did a great job of staying focused in the tough conditions,” said Coach Newton. “It’s very unfortunate the committee decided to cancel the second round because I feel we were starting to get comfortable.”
As for tomorrow’s final round, Coach Newton wants to see his team make some noise.
“It’s time to find out what we are made of and how bad this group really wants it,” said Coach Newton.
Senior Kirby Pettitt recorded a 76 (+6) in his first round, two strokes below the field average of 78.64. Pettitt is currently in a share of 27th place. Freshman Dominic Kieffer carded a 78 (+8) on the day, and is now in a share of 54th.
Junior Parker Edens, in his first action since being named MWC Player of the Week, could not keep his hot-streak going, as his 80 (+10) in the first round has him in a share of 79th. The Harrell brothers Kory and Cameron each fired 82’s (+12), and they both are tied for 94th place. Freshman Brett Wilson, who is competing as an individual, fired an 80 (+10) in his round, as he is now in a share of 79th.
63 Wichita State (294) took the lead in the first round of the Cowboy Classic, and are followed by 139 Gonzaga (299), 68 Arizona (301), 115 Kansas State (303), 128 Old Dominion (304), 46 Tulsa (305), 22 St. Mary’s (306), 64 Colorado (306), 168 Hawaii (307), 99 UC-Santa Barbara (308), 140 Utah (308), 207 UC-Riverside (309), 121 UTEP (310), 183 Boise State (310), 170 Wyoming (311), 117 Air Force (311), 114 Idaho (312), 189 Weber State (312), 138 Santa Clara (313), 146 Northern Colorado (314), 68 Colorado State (316), 118 Nevada (321), 185 Utah State (322) and 205 Cal State Northridge (324).
The final round of the Cowboy Classic will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. MT time. Be sure to follow the event with live stats at www.golfstat.com and get updates on Twitter @CSUMensGolf.
21 Colorado State-316 (+36)
T27 Kirby Pettitt-76 (+6)
T54 Dominic Kieffer-78 (+8)
T79 Parker Edens-80 (+10)
T79 Brett Wilson-80 (+10)
T94 Cameron Harrell-82 (+12)
T94 Kory Harrell-82 (+12)