Men's golf recap: Rams tied for 5th after Day 1 at El Macero Classic

Senior Parker Edens

Senior Parker Edens

April 18, 2014

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EL MACERO, Calif. – The Colorado State men’s golf team opened play at the El Macero Classic on Friday. Three Rams posted top-20 scores through 18 holes, led by senior Parker Edens, and CSU sits in a tie for 5th in the 12-team field heading into Saturday’s second round of the 54-hole tournament at El Macero Country Club.

"No one played their best today but we managed to post a few good rounds,” said head coach Christian Newton. “We will need to shoot some under-par rounds the next few days to have a good finish."

Edens, a native of Greeley, Colo., paced the Rams in the opening round of action, carding a 1-over 73 to sit in a tie for 14th place, just one stroke outside of the top 10 and two swings away from the top-5 finishers with 36 holes left to play this weekend.

“Today was a pretty strange day,” said Edens after completing Round 1. “I didn't do anything really great or really bad. Everything was just a little off but I found a way to get the job done. I'm taking a new approach this week and not looking at scores or anything this week. Going to play hard and see where we end up at the end of the week.”

Edens’ new approach helped the senior offset three bogeys with a pair of birdies on Friday’s round, to finish one stroke ahead of freshmen teammates Alec Bone and Jimmy Makloski who also posted top-20 scores over their first outing of the event.

Makloski, who hails from Pueblo, Colo., overcame a slow start, which included three consecutive bogeys on Holes 3, 4 and 5, to save a stroke and finish his round with a 2-over 74, knotted with classmate Alec Bone. Bone, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., birdied No. 1 and No. 18, and added two more birdies on No. 13 and 15, but a triple-bogey on 17, coupled with three other bogeys on the back nine pushed his score to 2-over.

Junior Cameron Harrell and sophomore Dominic Kieffer rounded out play for the Rams on Friday, each carding scores of 4-over 76. The upperclassman duo are tied for 33rd in the 69-player field.

Co-host UC Davis sits atop the team leaderboard with a Round 1 score of 283 (-5), followed by CSU Fullerton (285) in second place and co-host Nevada (+5) and Sacramento State (+5) tied for third, four strokes ahead of the Rams and Grand Canyon to round out the top 5 at 297 (+9). CSU Fullerton’s Mark Anguiano paces the field through 18 holes after shooting a 7-under 65. 

Round 2 of the El Macero Classic begins Saturday morning. Tee times are slated to begin at 11:30 a.m. MT/10:30 a.m. PT. The Rams, paired with golfers from Sacramento State and Grand Canyon, will be among the second sets of teeing off on Hole 1. Live scoring is available at www.GolfStatResults.com.

Team Scores
1 UC Davis  283 (-5)
2 CSU Fullerton  285 (-3)
T3 Nevada 293 (+5)
T3 Sacramento State 293 (+5)
T5 Colorado State 297 (+9)
T5 Grand Canyon 297 (+9)
7 Marquette 299 (+11)
8 Idaho 301 (+13)
9 Cal Poly 303 (+15)
10 Seattle 305 (+17)
11 Utah Valley 311 (+23)
12 Boise State 312 (+24)
Top  Individual Scores
1 Mark Anguiano (CSU Fullerton) 65 (-7)
2 Josh Granger (UC Davis) 67 (-5)
3 Luke Vivolo (UC Davis) 70 (-2)
T4 Josh Baskins (Nevada) 71 (-1)
T4 Ryan Mulvany (Nevada) 71 (-1)
T4 Aaron Cockerill (Idaho) 71 (-1)
T4 Hayden Webb (Grand Canyon) 71 (-1)
T4 Ryan Tetrault (CSU Fullerton) 71 (-1)
T9 Robert Parden (Sacramento State) 72 (E)
T9 Cody Bates (Sacramento State) 72 (E)
T9 Brandon Cloete (Marquette) 72 (E)
T9 Luke Kristo (Sacramento State) 72 (E)
T9 Matt Hansen (UC Davis) 72 (E)
T14 Mike Brockington * (UC Davis) 73 (+1)
T14 Jordan Wright (Cal Poly) 73 (+1)
T14 Ross Kukula (Seattle) 73 (+1)
T14 Corey Gard (CSU Fullerton) 73 (+1)
T14 Parker Edens (Colorado State) 73 (+1)
T14 Mark Geddes (Grand Canyon) 73 (+1)
T20 Kit Carson * (Nevada) 74 (+2)
T20 C.J. Swift (Marquette) 74 (+2)
T20 Jared du Toit (Idaho) 74 (+2)
T20 Mike Dart (Utah Valley) 74 (+2)
T20 Alec Bone (Colorado State) 74 (+2)
T20 Nicolas Noya (UC Davis) 74 (+2)
T20 Jimmy Makloski (Colorado State) 74 (+2)
Colorado State Scores
T5 Colorado State 297 (+9)
T14 Parker Edens 73 (+1)
T20 Jimmy Makloski 74 (+2)
T20 Alec Bone 74 (+2)
T33 Cameron Harrell 76 (+4)
T33 Dominic Kieffer 76 (+4)
* Competing as an individual

 


 

 

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