Men's Golf Recap: Alister MacKenzie Day 1
Oct. 15, 2012
FAIRFAX, Calif.- The Rams finished day one at the Meadow Club in a tie for third with BYU, Wichita State and San Diego State while shooting a 559 (-9) as a team. Colorado State compiled two consistent rounds, firing a 279 in the morning and a 280 in the afternoon.
Junior Parker Edens carded a two-round total of 139 (-3), with a first round three-under par and an even second round. Sophomore Cameron Harrell also shot a 139, including a one-under first round and a two-under second round. Both players are in a tie for 17th place.
The Rams are currently 26 strokes behind the number-one ranked California (533), and even though a comeback seems unlikely, Head Coach Christian Newton understands that his team has a chance to show these national powerhouses the Rams are not going down without a fight.
“This is probably going to be the strongest field we see all year,” Coach Newton said. “We have a chance to beat a bunch of teams that are going to be competing for a national championship.”
Freshman Dominic Kieffer shot identical rounds, carding two season-low 70’s to give him a two-round total of 140 (-2). Senior Kirby Pettitt bounced back from a five-over par first round to shoot a one-under in the second round. Pettitt shot a two-round total of 146, while fellow senior Kory Harrell ended his day with a total score of 147.