Colorado State's Zahkai Brown Captures Individual Title at PING Cougar Classic

April 28, 2012

PROVO, Utah- The Colorado State men's golf team finished the PING Cougar Classic played at the Riverside Country Club in second place Saturday. Senior Zahkai Brown fired a 7-under 65 in the Round 3 to secure the individual title.

Brown combined for a 68-72-65--205 (-11) surpassing BYU's Mike Jurca who paced the 51-man field after Day 1. Jurca finished 3 strokes behind Brown in second place with a 70-69-69--208 (-8).

Head Coach Jamie Bermel commented on the senior's play.

"Zahkai started out today poorly," said Bermel, "and his attitude was worse. I got on him pretty good on the seventh tee box and he responded like a senior should. He birdied eight of the last 12 holes and played really well."

In the nine-team field, CSU finished the tournament in second place with an 855 (-9). The Rams failed to catch BYU who took the team title with 850 (-14). BYU's second team finished third with an 859 (-5).

Senior Michael Wuertz and Sophomore Parker Edens finished the tournament tied in 12th at 217 (+1).  Freshman Cameron Harrell shot an even-par 72 in Round 3 to finish the tournament at 219 (+3) tied in 17th place.

Junior Kirby Pettitt rounded out the Rams lineup tied in 19th place with a 220 (+4).

Colorado State will head to Tucson, Ariz., for the Mountain West Championship on May 4-9.

PING Cougar Classic Day 2 results:

Colorado State
Zahkai Brown
Mike Wuertz
Parker Edens
Cameron Harrell
Kirby Pettitt
285-293-277--855 (-9)
68-72-65--205 (-11)
73-75-69--217 (+1)
73-72-72--217 (+1)
71-76-72--219 (+3)
75-74-71--220 (+4)