Nevada Leads At Ram Masters Invitational

Sept. 17, 2012

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Nevada men’s golf team got off to a brilliant start to the 2012-13 season as the Wolf Pack has a five-shot lead after the first day of the Ram Masters Invitational hosted by Colorado State.

Nevada shots rounds of 282 and 284 on Monday and sits at 6 over 566 heading into Tuesday’s final round at the Fort Collins Country Club.

“The entire team played well today,” head coach Jacob Wilner said. “This golf course demands precision and strategy. We stuck to the gameplan and it paid off. Tomorrow is another chance to get better as a team and we are all excited for that opportunity.”

Sophomore Zak Griffiths is leading the individual race after shooting 68-69 in the first two rounds. He holds a two-shot lead over Kory Harrell of the host Rams. Junior Brian Knoll is six shots back of Griffiths after a 72-71 for a 143 in the first 36 holes. Newcomer Ryan Mulvany is also off to a good start in his first Division I tournament as the juco transfer shot 73-72 and is tied for 19th.

Sophomores Gustavo Chuang and Taylor Knoll are both tied for 24th at 146.

Wichita State trails Nevada by five shots in the team race, with the host Rams six shots back and Denver 13 shots off Nevada’s pace.