Men's golf preview - CSU hosts Ram Masters Invitational presented by Pedersen Toyota




Sept. 14, 2013


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Next on the tee
The Colorado State men's golf programs returns home to Fort Collins to host the second annual Ram Masters Invitational presented by Pedersen Toyota, Sept. 16-17 at the beautiful Fort Collins Country Club.

The setting
The Rams will tee off this week for 54 holes in two days at the Fort Collins Country Club, located in northeast Fort Collins at 1920 Country Club Road. The course will feature a Par-70 layout that stretches 7,121 yards.

Tournament format
The tournament opens with 36 holes on Monday, scheduled for an 8 a.m. MT shotgun start.  The final round of action is set for Tuesday with tee times starting at 8 a.m. MT.

The tournament field
The tournament field for the 2013 Ram Masters Invitational features 15 teams. Four squads - Wichita State (69), Lousiville (80), Colorado State (81) and Kansas (97) - enter the tournament ranked in the top-100 in the GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings. The tournament also features two of the Rams' Mountain West foes in Nevada (129) and Wyoming (155).  Additional teams competing in the tournament are: Denver (104), Cal Poly (137), Sacramento State (144), Northern Colorado (149), Rice (160), South Dakota State (195), Weber State (199) and Drake (230).

The Rams' lineup
Colorado State heads into the Ram Masters with a slightly different lineup, as junior Cameron Harrell slid up into the No. 1 spot after pacing the Rams' in the first tournament of the season. Sophomore Dominic Kieffer is slated as the Rams' No. 2 performer, followed by senior Parker Edens. Sophomore Brett Wilson jumps up a spot in the Rams' lineup from No. 5 to No. 4, while freshman Jimmy Makloski, a product of Pueblo, Colo., will make his collegiate debut as the Rams' No. 5.  Freshman Alex Bone and junior Patrick Winther will also compete in the event, playing as individuals. 

Live Scoring
Live scoring for the Ram Masters Invitational can be found at www.GolfStat.com. In addition, results and recaps will be available following each day of competition at www.CSURams.com.

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> For a video preview of this week's tournament, featuring junior Cameron Harrel, check out the Rams on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Vpg39AdtcB4   

CSU history at the Ram Masters Invitational
Colorado State hosts the second annual Ram Masters Invitational, coming off of a second-place showing at the inaugural event in 2012 thanks to top-10 finishes by three golfers, including senior returner Parker Edens who tallied a 214 (+4) to finish tied for fourth, between alums Kirby Pettitt (213; 3rd) and Kory Harrell (2015; T9th). Fellow returners Cameron Harrell (76-70-75--221) and Brett Wilson (76-78-73--227) also competed in the lineup for the Rams, finishing tied for 28th and tied for 57th, respectively. Sophomore Dominic Kieffer (74-74-78--226) is familiar with the event, having finished tied for 52nd as an individual competitor last season.  As a team, the Rams closed the 2012 event one-stroke out of the championship, just behind a Wichita State squad that returns to defend its title.

Last time out
Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational The Rams opened the season with a disappointing finish at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, tying for 12th place in the 16-team field with a three-round score of 888 (+24).  Junior Cameron Harrell paced the team to capture his eighth-career top-20 finish and his third straight dating back to the close of the 2012-13 season. Harrell shot even-par 72 in all three rounds to finish with a three-round total of 216.

Up next
Colorado State travels south to Albuquerque, N.M., to compete in the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, Sept. 27-28, hosted by the New Mexico Lobos.


 

 

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