Sept. 18, 2008
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By Jeff Black
Athletic Media Relations
Next on the Tee
The Colorado State men’s golf team is set to play its second tournament of the 2008 fall season, the Wolverine Invitational, in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday and Sunday. The tournament, hosted by the University of Michigan, is held at the Par 71, 6,704-yard University of Michigan Golf Course. The first two rounds of the 54-hole tournament will be held back-to-back on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. The final round will begin at the same time Sunday morning. Fifteen other teams, all outside the Mountain West Conference, will compete in the tournament: No. 45 California, Columbia, Eastern Michigan, Gardner Webb, Iowa State, No. 39 Michigan, No. 21 Michigan State, Missouri, Oakland, San Diego, Toledo, UC-Davis, No. 37 Virginia Tech, Wisconsin and Xavier. The Rams golfers set to compete are Zen Brown, Bryce Hanstad, Dustin Morris, Riley Arp and Justin Spray.
2008 Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational
The Rams got off to a fast start this season, winning the 2008 Gene Miranda Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado State shot a team total 27-under-par 847 to stave off conference opponent No. 22 UNLV by 11 strokes. Colorado State’s Bryce Hanstad took home individual honors, posting a three-round-total 205, with Riley Arp following three strokes behind to capture runner-up honors. Also posting top 10 performances were Dustin Morris, who placed seventh with a 213, and freshman Zahkai Brown (competing individually), who carded a 215 to tie for ninth.
In the Tops
Colorado State posted impressive scores at the Gene Miranda Invitational. These were reflected in the Mountain West Conference leader board. The Rams had six golfers in the top 10 in stroke average through their first tournament, including Hanstad (68.33) and Arp (69.33) who were first and second respectively. Dustin Morris, Zahkai and Zen Brown, and Justin Spray were also among the top 10, with Ryan Peterson falling one stroke short.