Feb. 18, 2014
Next on the tee
The Colorado State men’s golf team returns to action Wednesday-Friday, opening the squad’s 2014 spring schedule at the John A. Burns Intercolleigate hosted by the University of Hawai’i at the Wailua Golf Course in Lihu’e, Kaua’i.
The Rams will tee off this week for 54 holes in three days, playing 18 holes each day at the Wailua Golf Course, located on the coast of Kaua’i, Hawai’i. The course will feature a Par-72 layout that stretches 6,991 yards.
Following practice rounds on Tuesday, the tournament will feature 18 holes of competition each day, Wednesday-Friday, with tee times beginning at 11 a.m. MST/8 a.m. HAST on Wednesday and Thursday, and an 11:30 a.m. MT/8:30 a.m. HAST shotgun start slated for the final round on Friday. Colorado State will be paired with Arizona, BYU and Fresno State for the first 36 holes of the 54-hole tournament.
The tournament field for the 2014 John A. Burns Intercollegiate features 16 teams. CSU will match up against Arizona, BYU, California, Hawai’i, Hawai’i-Hilo, Long Beach State, Pacific, Saint Mary’s, Texas A&M, UTEP and Washington State, as well as Mountain West rivals Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, and UNLV. California returns to defend its 2013 team championship at the event.
The Rams’ lineup
Colorado State travels to the John A. Burns Intercollegiate with the team’s fifth different lineup in six tournaments dating back to the fall season. The top of the Rams’ lineup remains familiar, as junior Cameron Harrell is slotted in at No. 1, and senior Parker Edens is the Rams’ No. 2. The upperclassmen duo has filled the top two spots in the Rams’ lineup in each of the past three tournaments. Junior Patrick Winther is making his first appearance in the No. 3 spot this season. Winther is competing in the Rams’ lineup for third consecutive tourney, after also competing in the team’s season opener at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invite in early September. Sophomore Dominic Kieffer will slide into the No. 4 position for the first time. Kieffer has competed in all six of the Rams’ competitions this season. Jimmy Makloski, a true freshman returns to the lineup at No. 5 for the fourth time this season. Freshman Alec Bone will also compete at Wailua Golf Course, playing as an individual competitor for the first time since back-to-back tournaments in September in the in Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational and CSU’s own Ram Masters Invitational.
Last time out
Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate: The Colorado State men’s golf team closed the fall season on Tuesday in strong fashion, capturing a second-place finish at the 2013 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate at the New Mexico State Golf Course. The Rams finished six strokes behind the host Aggies, behind a pair of sixth-place finishes from junior Cameron Harrell and senior Parker Edens, who tallied identical three-round scores of even-par 213. Edens’ 213 marked a season-best score, and his sixth-place finishes was also a personal best on the year. Freshman Jimmy Makloski and junior Patrick Winther finished tied for 22nd at 7-over par (220). It marked the best finish and 54-hole score of the season for Winther who transferred to CSU from Oklahoma State.
Follow the Rams
> For more information on CSU men’s golf log onto CSURams.com, follow the Rams on twitter (@CSUMensGolf) and “like” Colorado State Men’s Golf on Facebook.
> For a video preview of this week’s tournament, featuring freshman Jimmy Makloski, check out the Rams on YouTube: http://youtu.be/lvPd9mOWoDE.
The Rams will travel to Long Beach, Calif., to compete in the Del Walker Intercollegiate, March 3-4.
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