Men's golf preview - Rams tee off this weekend at William H. Tucker Intercollegiate




Sept. 25, 2013

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Next on the tee
The Colorado State men’s golf programs travels to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 58th annual William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, hosted by Mountain West Conference rival New Mexico Friday and Saturday.

The setting
The Rams will tee off this week for 54 holes in two days at the UNM Championship Course, located 5 miles from central campus at the University of New Mexico, at 3601 University Boulevard St. in Albuquerque. The course will feature a Par-72 layout that stretches 7,562 yards, the longest course the Rams have played to date this season. 

Tournament format
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he tournament opens with 36 holes on Friday, scheduled for a 7:45 a.m. MT shotgun start. Play is continuous from Round 1 to Round 2.  The final round of action is set for Saturday with tee times beginning at 7:45 a.m. MT. Saturday’s round will be immediately followed by an awards ceremony. 

The tournament field
The tournament field for the 2013 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate features 16 teams, including three squads - Colorado, Wichita State and Wyoming - that CSU has gone head-to-head with this season. The Rams are a combined 3-2 this year against the Buffs (0-1), Cowboys (1-1) and Shockers (2-0). In addition to Wyoming, the tournament field includes three Mountain West foes in host New Mexico, San Diego State and UNLV.  Former MW members BYU and TCU are a part of the tournament field as well.  The rest of the field includes Arizona, Arizona State, Minnesota, New Mexico State, USC, UT Arlington and UTSA.

Live scoring
Live scoring for the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate can be found at www.GolfStat.com. In addition, results and recaps will be available following each day of competition at www.CSURams.com.

The Rams’ lineup
Colorado State travels to the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with the same lineup that propelled the team to a second-place finish at the Ram Masters Invitational. Junior Cameron Harrell will once again play in the No. 1 spot after earning a share of medalist honors, his first collegiate win, at the RMI. Sophomore Dominic Kieffer is slated as the Rams’ No. 2 performer, followed by senior Parker Edens. Sophomore Brett Wilson will compete at No. 4, while freshman Jimmy Makloski, a product of Pueblo, Colo., will once again tee off in the fifth spot for the Rams.  Makloski impressed in his collegiate debut, finishing tied for 22nd at the Ram Masters.

CSU history at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate
The Colorado State golf team steps into unfamiliar territory this weekend, returning to competition at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate for the first time since the 2006-07 season.  In the Rams’ last showing at the event, then-sophomore Zen Brown paced the squad with a 2-over 218 to finish in a tie for ninth. The team finished 10th overall in the 21-team event. 

Last time out
Ram Masters Invitational: The Rams bounced back from a disappointing showing in the season opener at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, to record a second-place finish in the 15-team field at CSU’s own Rams Masters Invitational presented by Pedersen Toyota at the Fort Collins Country Club. Junior Cameron Harrell paced the Rams and earned his first collegiate victory, tying DU’s Oskar Arvidsson for medalist honors with a 6-under 204. Sophomore Dominic Kieffer and senior Parker Edens also notched top-20 finishes, tying for 15th with three-round scores of 214 (+4).

Up next
Colorado State travels to Sonoma, Calif., to compete in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational hosted by the Cal Bears.

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 junior Cameron Harrell, check out the Rams on YouTube: http://youtu.be/UTGWZuIFTaE

Supporting CSU Cares
After announcing plans, at the conclusion of the Ram Masters Invitational, to give a portion of the proceeds from the event to help with the relief effort for those affected by recent flooding that has devastated the northern Colorado community, Colorado State men’s golf head coach Christian Newton revealed this week that the CSU men’s golf program has donated $5,000 to CSU Cares.  CSU Cares is a fund, supported by donations from the CSU community, created during the 2012 wildfires to help meet the immediate needs of students, faculty, staff, and retirees who are impacted by natural disasters. For more information on CSU Cares, including ways to donate and apply for funding, visit http://supporting.colostate.edu/csucares.


 

 

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