March 14, 2009
By Jeff Black
Athletic Media Relations
Next on the Tee
After yet another top 10 outing, the Colorado State men’s golf team, ranked 19th in the nation by the latest Golfweek rankings, will tee off Monday morning at the Barona Collegiate Cup, hosted by San Diego State.
The two-day, three-round tournament will take place in Lakeside, Calif., with 36 holes played on Monday and the remaining 18 played Tuesday. It will be held at the Baron Creek Golf Club, a 7,393-yard, par-72 course that played host to the 2007 Nationwide Tour Championship and will do so again in 2010.
The competition - consisting of four other MWC schools - will include No. 45 New Mexico, New Mexico State, San Diego, No. 35 San Diego State, St. Mary’s, San Jose State, Utah, UTEP and Wyoming. The CSU golfers will be Zen Brown, Bryce Hanstad, Dustin Morris, Riley Arp, Zahkai Brown, and Ryan Peterson. The top five scores of each round will be counted.
• Bryce Hanstad and Zahkai Brown are tied with the second lowest stroke average in the conference with 70.67, behind Eddie Olson of UNLV with a 70.61. The top five CSU golfers are in the top eight of the conference.
• Colorado State is atop the Mountain West conference in team stroke average with 282.44, 2.06 strokes ahead of runner-up UNLV.
• The Rams have won four team tournament titles already this season. The school record is five, set in the 2003-04 season. There are at least six tournaments remaining in the season.
• Zen Brown took third place the last time he played in the Barona Collegiate Cup, scoring a 205 in the fall of 2006. Riley Arp and Dustin Morris also have experience on the course. The Rams won the tournament in 2003 with a score of 836 (-28).
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