Oct. 15, 2013
SONOMA, Calif. – The Colorado State men’s golf team didn’t get the finish it was looking for in the final round of action at the 2013 Alister MacKenzie Invitational, instead dropping one spot in the team standings over the final 18 holes to finish 11th in the 16-team field at Sonoma Country Club.
"We got off to a great start today but failed to hold it together," said Rams' head coach Christian Newton. "The result isn't acceptable and everyone including me have to get better if we are going to accomplish our goals. We need to regroup and get ready for New Mexico State's event which is in 5 days."
The Rams, led by junior Cameron Harrell and senior Parker Edens jumped out to a very good start when they teed off in the last groups on Hole 10 for the final round of play. Edens birdied each of his first four holes, while Harrell notched three birdies and one bogie through seven holes, but the Rams were unable to maintain over the course of the day.
Harrell, who has closed as the Rams’ top finisher in each tournament this fall, once again paced the squad. After starting out 2-under through seven holes, the Colorado Springs, Colo., native bogeyed the par-3 17th and the par-3 4th, to finish his round at even-par 72, and slide one spot into a tie for 16th, his fourth top-20 finish of the year. Harrell, who has shot par or better in nine of 12 rounds for the Rams this year, closed play with a 3-under 213 (70-71-72).
“I played really steady all day, never really got anything going but didn't make too many mistakes either,” said Harrell of his final round.
Following his four straight birdies to open the round, Edens carded bogeys on three of the final four holes of the Front 9. He then birdied the Par-5 second hole to move to 2-under before carding bogeys on Holes 3, 4, 5 and 9. The Greeley, Colo., native finished the tournament in a tie for 27th, with a three-round score of even-par 216 (69-73-74).
Sophomore Dominic Kieffer continued his rise up the leaderboard on Tuesday. After opening with a 7-over 79 in Round 1, Kieffer carded back-to-back scores of 73 (+1) in Rounds 2 and 3, finishing at 9-over in a tie for 64th in the 80-player field.
Rams’ junior Patrick Winther finished one stroke ahead of Kieffer in a tie for 62nd, carding rounds of 76-77-71 in his first action in the CSU lineup since the opener at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in September.
Freshman Logan Iverson, making his collegiate debut, finished 72nd with a three-round score of 227 (+11).
Host California ran away with the team title. The Bears shot a combined score of 825 (-39) for the tournament to finish 22 strokes ahead of second-place UC Davis (847). Oregon State (850) took home third, while BYU and Arizona State tied for fourth at 851.
Cal’s Joel Stalter completed the wire-to-wire victory, shooting a 603 (-13) to edge Oregon State’s David Fink by one stroke.
The Rams close out their fall schedule next week, returning to the course Monday and Tuesday to face off against a 17-team field at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M.
“We need a really good next three days of practicing to get ready for our last tournament of the fall,” added Harrell.
|2||UC Davis||286-284-277--847 (-17)|
|3||Oregon State||287-283-280--850 (-14)|
|T4||Brigham Young||290-274-287--851 (-13)|
|T4||Arizona State||281-281-289--851 (-13)|
|8||San Diego State||282-292-281--855 (-9)|
|10||San Francisco||296-285-286--867 (+3)|
|11||Colorado State||291-288-294--873 (+9)|
|13||Santa Clara||298-292-290--880 (+16)|
|14||Fresno State||294-290-299--883 (+19)|
|15||San Jose State||297-290-299--886 (+22)|
|Top Individual Scores|
|1||Joel Stalter (California)||64-69-70--203 (-13)|
|2||David Fink (Oregon State)||69-67-68--204 (-12)|
|3||Pace Johnson (California)||66-68-71--205 (-11)|
|T4||Matt Hansen (UC Davis)||68-70-68--206 (-10)|
|T4||Brandon Hagy (California)||70-64-72--206 (-10)|
|6||Jon Rahm (Arizona State)||67-69-71--207 (-9)|
|T7||Jeremy Paul (Colorado)||71-67-70--208 (-8)|
|T7||Joe Parkinson (Brigham Young)||71-67-70--208 (-8)|
|9||Alex Gaugert (Minnesota)||71-67-71--209 (-7)|
|T10||Carlos Briones (Santa Clara)||69-71-71--211 (-5)|
|T10||Xander Schauffele (San Diego State)||72-69-70--211 (-5)|
|T12||Michael Weaver (California)||68-73-71--212 (-4)|
|T12||Jordan Hammer (Brigham Young)||70-69-73--212 (-4)|
|T12||Seb Crookall-Nixon (San Francisco)||71-73-68--212 (-4)|
|T12||Sulman Raza (Oregon)||70-68-74--212 (-4)|
|T16||Alberto Sanchez (Arizona State)||70-74-69--213 (-3)|
|T16||Cameron Harrell (Colorado State)||70-71-72--213 (-3)|
|T18||Mike Brockington (UC Davis)||76-72-66--214 (-2)|
|T18||Ben Corfee (UC Davis)||71-70-73--214 (-2)|
|T18||Broc Johnson (Arizona State)||73-67-74--214 (-2)|
|T18||Riccardo Michelini (San Diego State)||70-74-70--214 (-2)|
|Colorado State Scores|
|11||Colorado State||291-288-294--873 (+9)|
|T16||Cameron Harrell||70-71-72--213 (-3)|
|T27||Parker Edens||69-73-74--216 (E)|
|T62||Patrick Winther||76-71-77--224 (+8)|
|T64||Dominic Kieffer||79-73-73--225 (+9)|
|72||Logan Iverson||76-76-75--227 (+11)|
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