Next on the tee The Colorado State men’s golf team returns to action Monday and Tuesday, closing out the squad’s fall schedule at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate hosted by New Mexico State University at NMSU Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M.
The setting The Rams will tee off this week for 54 holes in two days at the New Mexico State Golf Course, located just west of the NMSU campus across I-25. The course will feature a Par-71 layout that stretches 7,074 yards.
Tournament format Following a practice round Sunday afternoon, the tournament opens with 36 holes on Monday, scheduled for an 8 a.m. MT shotgun start. Play is continuous from Round 1 to Round 2. The final round of action is set for Tuesday with shotgun start, again beginning at 8 a.m. MT.
The field The tournament field for the 2013 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate features a 17-team field. Mountain West rivals Air Force and Nevada will square off against the Rams. CSU will also go head-to-head against host New Mexico State, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska. Northern Colorado, Oral Roberts, San Houston State, Texas State, UC Riverside, UMKC, UT Arlington, UTEP, UTSA and Wichita State, who returns to defend their 2012 team championship at the event. .
Live scoring Live scoring is not available for the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate. However, results and recaps will be available following each day of competition at www.CSURams.com.
The Rams’ lineup Colorado State travels to the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate with the team’s fourth lineup in five tournaments during the fall season. The top of the Rams’ lineup remains familiar, as junior Cameron Harrell, senior Parker Edens and sophomore Dominic Kieffer will each be competing for the fifth time in five fall events. Harrell, who has closed as the Rams’ top finisher in each tournament his year, enters his fourth straight event at No. 1 position. Edens, who carded a season-low round (69) in his first round at last week’s Alister MacKenzie Invitational, is slotted in a the No. 2 position, followed by Kieffer, a native of Byron, Minn. Junior transfer Patrick Winther makes his third appearance at No. 4 position, while freshman Jimmy Makloski returns to the lineup at No. 5 for the third time this season.
Last time out: Alister MacKenzie Invitational: The Rams were paced for the fourth straight tournament this fall by junior Cameron Harrell, who carded yet another top-20 finish to lead the Rams to an 11th-place showing at the 2013 Alister MacKenzie Invitational. Senior Parker Edens opened the tournament in strong fashion, carding a season-low round of 69 (-3) in Round 1. Edens closed the tournament with an even-par 216. Sophomore Dominic Kieffer bounced back from an opening 79 with back-to-back rounds of 1-over 73 to climb into a tie for 64th, while junior Patrick Winther carded a season-low score (71) in Round 2 and notched his lowest three-round score of the season (224) to finish tied for 62nd.
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Up next Following an exhibition match against CSU golf alumni on Feb. 8, Colorado State returns to competition in late February, opening its spring season at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawai’i, Feb. 19-21.
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 presented a check for $5,000 to Maggie Walsh and Bob Schur, co-chairs of CSUCares at a CSU volleyball match on Oct. 10. CSUCares 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.