The Colorado State menís golf team completed its 2004 fall season with a fourth-place finish in the Barona Collegiate Cup on Tuesday in Lakeside, Calif. CSU sophomore Derrick Whiting finished the tournament with a five-under-par 67 in the third round to earn a tie for seventh individually to lead the team.
CSU finished with a third-round score of 283 putting the team just one stroke behind second place teams Denver and Texas A&M. BYU won team honors with an 822 while Cougar Oscar Alvarez claimed the individual championship with a 203 and a win in the second hole of a playoff with Denverís James Love.
Following Whiting (207) in the individual scoring for the Rams, Kevin McAlpine and Aaron Weston both finished in a tie for ninth with a 208 while Nate Pettitt came in with a 221 and John Hayes carded a three-round total of 225.
The fourth-place finish is the Ramsí highest of the season and is the second top five finish of the year.
CSU will compete next in February when they travel to Honolulu, Hawaii.
1. BYU, 822
T2. Denver, 841
T2. Texas A&M, 841
4. Colorado State, 842
5. Ohio State, 845
6. Wichita State, 847
T7. San Diego State, 851
T7. Fresno State, 851
9. UC-Santa Barbara, 854
10. Washington State, 855
11. UTEP, 859
12. Nevada, 867
13. Hawaii, 868
14. San Diego, 872
CSU INDIVIDUAL SCORING
T7. Derrick Whiting, 72-68-67 - 207
T9. Kevin McAlpine, 70-68-70 - 208
T9. Aaron Weston, 69-68-71 - 208
T55. Nate Pettitt, 72-72-77 - 221
69. John Hayes, 76-74-75 - 225