Me's golf preview: Rams head to 40th annual Thunderbird Invite

April 4, 2012


By Gavin Davis
Athletic Media Relations

Next on the tee
The Colorado State men’s golf team is headed to Tempe, Ariz., for the  40th annual ASU Thunderbird Invitational. The 17-team field will play 36 holes on Friday and  the final 18 on Saturday. Each day is slated to begin at 9 a.m. MT.

The course
The tournament will be played ASU’s Karsten Golf Course. The par 71 course stretches 7,026 yards. Golf Digest gave Karsten a four and a half star rating in the magazine’s “Best Places to Play” edition.

The field
The 17-team field is made up Arizona State, Arizona, Ball State, BYU, California, Cal State Northridge, Colorado State, Denver, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, San Diego State, UC-Irvine, UNLV, UTSA, Washington and Wyoming.

Rams lineup
Zahkai Brown, Kirby Pettitt, Mike Sorenson, Michael Wuertz and Cameron Harrell will be swinging for Head Coach Jamie Bermel in Tempe this week. Brown is No. 5 in the Mountain West  for stroke average per round with a 71.44. He led the Rams in last season’s Thunderbird invite placing 16th with a 2-over 215. Pettitt is No. 11 for stroke average with a 72.17 and Harrell is No. 12 with a 72.40. Live stats for the tournament will be available at