April 8, 2006
Phoenix, Ariz.-The Rams are in eleventh place after day one of the Thunderbird Invitational hosted by Arizona State University. The Rams carded 283-297=580 after two rounds of the tournament which puts them in eleventh place at the par-71, 7017 yard Kartsen Golf Course.
Senior Kevin McAlpine withdrew in the second round of the tournament after carding a 73 in the first round. The four Ram golfers competing are all within two strokes of each other. Aaron Weston is leading the way for the Rams with a two-round 144 total. Weston carded rounds of 70-74 to put him a tie for 37th place. Nate Pettitt has a 145 total which has in a tie for 44th. Derrick Whiting and Zen Brown are both tied at 50th with a 146 total. Brown carded rounds of 74-72 and Whiting carded rounds of 70-74. Three different Rams carded a sub-par round on the first day of the tournament. Weston, Pettitt and Whiting all carded a minus-one 70 in the first round.
Fellow Mountain West competitors San Diego State and UNLV are in first place of the tournament after posting a 549 two-round total. The Aztecs carded rounds of 277-272, and the Rebels carded rounds of 279-270.
Ben Kern is leading the individual field with a 134 two-round total after shooting rounds of 69, and carding a minus-six 65 in the second rounds of the tournament.
The sixteen teams are set to complete the final round of the Thunderbird Invitational Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
First Day Results 11 Colorado State 283 297 580 T37 Aaron Weston 70 74 144 T44 Nate Pettitt 70 75 145 T50 Derrick Whiting 70 76 146 T50 Zen Brown 74 72 146 WD Kevin McAlpine 73 WD
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