May 18, 2010
Next on the Tee
The No. 26 Colorado State men’s golf team travels to Bremerton, Wash., to compete in the 2010 NCAA West Regional, hosted by the University of Washington, Thursday-Saturday. The tournament is a three-day, 54-hole competition with 18 holes played each day, beginning at 9 a.m. MT. The Rams enter the tournament as the No. 6 seed, tying the highest seeding in the program’s history, and must finish in the top five to advance to the NCAA championships, which will take place June 1-6 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Live scoring will be available on golfstat.com.
For the second time this season the Rams will play on the par-72, 7,104-yard Olympic course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. The Olympic course was ranked the second-best public course in the United States. CSU played the course in August at the Ping/Golf Week Invitational.
Colorado State enters the tournament as the sixth seed and will be one of two MWC schools competing for a spot at the NCAA championships. Seven schools (No. 4 Washington, No. 10 USC, No. 11 Illinois, No. 25 Oregon State, No. 26 Colorado State, No. 41 Middle Tennessee State and No. 44 SMU) hold Golfweek/Sagarin rankings in the top 50. Only New Mexico, Fresno State, Eastern Michigan, VCU and Loyola (Maryland) do not.
The five golfers hoping to advance to the NCAA championships for the Rams will be Dustin Morris, Bryce Hanstad, Riley Arp, Zahkai Brown and Ryan Peterson. Arp, Hanstad and Morris are all in the top 200 in stroke average in the NCAA.
• Hanstad has moved ahead of Nigel Spence for fourth all-time on the list of career top 10 finishes at CSU.
• Riley Arp
and Hanstad are on pace for fifth place in single-season stroke average at CSU.