Men's golf recap: CSU in third at PING Cougar Classic

April 27, 2012

By Gavin Davis
Athletic Media Relations

PROVO, Utah- The Colorado State men's golf team wrapped up Day 1 of the PING Cougar Classic played at the Riverside Country Club in third place Friday. Senior Zahkai Brown leads the Rams in a tie for second place in the 51-man field.

Brown fired a 4-under 68 in Round 1 followed by an even-par 72 in Round 2 to combine for a 140 (-4).  BYU's Mike Jurca is 1 stroke ahead of Brown in first place with a 69-70--139 (-5).

Sophomore Parker Edens, playing in his fourth tournament of the season, is tied in 10th place with a 73-72--145 (+1). Freshman Cameron Harrell is tied in 17th place carding a 71-76--147 (+3).

Senior Michael Wuertz finished Day 1 tied in 20th place with a 73-75--148 (+4). Junior Kirby Pettitt shot a 75-74--149 (+5) and is tied in 26th place.

CSU, looking for its third consecutive Cougar Classic title, is sitting in third place with a 285-293--578 (+2) in the nine-team field. The Rams are 4 strokes out of the lead held by BYU with a 574 (-2). BYU's second team is in second place with a 575 (-1).

Head Coach Jamie Bermel was pleased with the Rams performance considering the weather.

"It was pretty tough conditions today with the cold and wind," said Bermel. "I thought we played real solid. We got a little sloppy in Round 2 but we're still in good shape. We need all five guys playing well on Saturday if we are going to catch BYU."

The Rams look to move up the leaderboard and grab the title in the final round. Day 2 is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. MT.  Live stats will be available on GolfStat.com.

PING Cougar Classic Day 1 results:

3       Colorado State        285-293--578 (+2)
T2     Zahkai Brown          68-72--140 (-4)
T10    Parker Edens          73-72--145 (+1)
T17    Cameron Harrell      71-76--147 (+3)
T20    Mike Wuertz           73-75--148 (+4)
T26    Kirby Pettitt            75-74--149 (+5)