Men's golf recap: Rams finish in 7th at Desert Shootout
March 23, 2013
GOODYEAR, Ariz.- Colorado State managed to card a 295 (+11) in the final round of the 2013 Desert Shootout, good for a final score of 861 (+9). The Rams finished in sole possession of 7th place.
Head Coach Christian Newton saw the weather differentiate, and Colorado State had a hard time adjusting to the rapid occurrence.
"The greens firmed up considerably today," said Coach Newton. "We didn't adjust to the changing conditions very well."
Junior Parker Edens finished with a third-round score of 75 (+4), good for a three-round score of 210 (-3). Edens finished with 13 birdies in three rounds, as well as being second in par-four scoring average, and finishing in a tie for third place.
"I was basically in complete control of my golf ball for the first two days and putted great," said Edens. "I've been working really hard with my putting, so seeing some results is giving me great confidence."
Freshman Dominic Kieffer had his best round at the Palm Valley Golf Club, where he shot a 70 (-1) in his final round. Kieffer finished with a total score of 217 (+4), good for a share of 33rd place. Senior Kory Harrell recorded a 76 (+5) in his last 18 holes, and finished in a share of 40th place.
Fellow senior Kirby Pettitt improved from his 75 (+4) in yesterday's play to shoot a 74 (+3) in his final round of action, finishing in a tie for 50th place. Sophomore Cameron Harrell had his worst round of the three, carding a 77 (+6), while finishing with a three-round total of 221 (+8). Competing as an individual, Brett Wilson shot a 79 (+8) in his final day and finished in 95th.
BYU maintained its second-round lead to capture the 2013 Desert Shootout title by shooting a three-day score of 838 (-14). BYU was followed by Denver (848), Baylor (850), Wichita State (858), Southern Utah (858), Nebraska (859), Colorado State (861), Tulsa (865), Air Force (865), Kansas (865), Idaho (865), Illinois (866), New Mexico State (874), Kansas State 877), Wyoming (887) and Boise State (891).
The Rams will next be in action at the Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale on April 8. Be sure to follow the Rams on Twitter @CSUMensGolf.
1 Brigham Young-275-284-279-838
T4 Wichita State-283-281-294-858
7 Colorado State-280-286-295-861
T8 Tulsa, U. of-274-290-301-865
T8 Air Force Academy-286-287-292-865
13 New Mexico State-286-290-298-874
14 Kansas State-288-294-295-877
16 Boise State-286-297-308-891
Top 20 Players
1 Zachary Blair
2 Hunter Sparks
T3 Thomas Pieters
T3 Parker Edens
T3 Niclas Mansson
T6 Gordon Webb
T6 Justin Keiley
T6 Kyle Jones
T6 Oskar Arvidsson
T10 Matt Record
T10 Jordan Burgess
T12 Tim Leonard
T12 Devon Purser
T12 John Reid
T12 Thomas Detry
T16 Chris Gilbert
T16 Filippo Zucchetti
T16 Colton Staggs
T16 Aaron Cockerill
T16 Matt Mabrey
T16 Neil Dufford
T16 Kolton Lapa
Colorado State Scores
7 Colorado State-280-286-295-861 (+9)
T3 Parker Edens-67-68-75-210 (-3)
T33 Dominic Kieffer 73-74-70 (+4)
T40 Kory Harrell 70-72-76-218 (+5)
T50 Kirby Pettitt-71-75-74-220 (+7)
T56 Cameron Harrell-72-72-77-221 (+8)
95 Brett Wilson-84-78-79-241 (+28)