May 4, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz.- Colorado State was able to come back from a 12-over par performance in yesterday’s round to shoot a 283 (-1) in the second round. The Rams gained a stroke in today’s round and now have a total team score of 579 (+11), but dropped a spot in the rankings to fifth.
Head Coach Christian Newton had a feeling the Rams were due for a solid round, and he was glad his team did just that.
“We made a lot more birdies today,” said Coach Newton. “I think the guys had fun again today. We lost a spot but I feel good about their performance.”
Senior Kirby Pettitt made his presence known on Saturday, as he recovered by six strokes to shoot a 69 (-2). With a total score of 144 (+2), Pettitt moved up eight spots on the leader board, and is now in a share of 13th place.
"I made some birdies unlike yesterday, so that always helps," Pettitt noted. "I hit it quite a bit closer today and gave myself some opportunities."
Junior Parker Edens once again had himself a day, as the 69 (-2) in the second round gives him a total score of 142 (E). Edens now has a total of 28 pars in two days, and is still in a tie for 11th.
Sophomore Cameron Harrell again posted a 73 (+2), identical to yesterday’s round. Harrell is fifth in the field with 25 pars and is now in a share of 21st place with a total score of 146 (+4). Cameron’s brother Kory was able to shake off yesterday’s 75 (+4) to post a 72 (+1) in his second round. Kory Harrell now has a two-round score of 147 (+5), and is in a share of 19th.
Just like most of his teammates, freshman Dominic Kieffer recovered by four strokes to card a 73 (+2). Kieffer now has a two-day score of 150 (+8), and is in a tie of 29th.
52 San Diego State made a statement in their second round, as they moved up alongside 6 New Mexico to share the number one spot after two rounds as both teams have a total score of 563 (-5). 52 San Diego State and 6 New Mexico are followed by 35 UNLV (571), 118 Air Force (578), 74 Colorado State (579), 71 Fresno State (592), 174 Wyoming (592), 178 Boise State (598) and 125 Nevada (615).
Tomorrow’s final round will begin at 8 a.m. MT time. Be sure to follow the action on www.themwc.com or www.golfstat.com, and be sure to get updates on Twitter @CSUMensGolf.
5 Colorado State-296-283-579 (+11)
T11 Parker Edens 73-69-142 (E)
T13 Kirby Pettitt 75-69-144 (+2)
18 Cameron Harrell 73-73-146 (+4)
T19 Kory Harrell 75-72-147 (+5)
T29 Dominic Kieffer 77-73-150 (+8)
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