Men’s golf sees their score enter the rough, finishes on cusp of top 10

Mack Beaulieu

The Colorado State Golf team had a disappointing outing at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate tournament with a 10th-place finish.

The Rams could not get going during the first two rounds on Sept. 28. The third round was the team’s best round, but all of the Rams struggled to put together anything consistent. Senior Jake Staiano led the way for the Rams with a finish that tied for 25th and had the Rams’ lowest round with a 2-under 70.

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Round one was a mixed bag for the Rams as freshman Davis Bryant came out strong, shooting a 1-under 71. Staiano and junior A.J. Ott shot 3-over 75’s, but sophomores Parathakorn Suyasri and Jack Ainscough shot rounds of 6-over 78 and 13-over 85 respectively, setting the Rams back. 

Things only got worse in the second round for the team. The Rams were doing better as individuals overall, with Ainscough and Suyasri improving off their sluggish first rounds. Still, the Rams had to record another 78 as Bryant regressed and they ended up three strokes worse than their first round, finishing the day in 13th.

Round three on Sept. 29 was the best for the Rams as they managed a 6-over 294  to climb the leaderboard by three spots, finishing tenth at 31-over 895. Staiano finished off a steady weekend with his 2-under 70 and Bryant had a bounce-back round with a 2-over 74.

Suyasri continued a good recovery from the first round with his second straight 2-over 74 as well, but none of the Rams really excelled as they were six strokes off ninth-place finisher Coastal Carolina University.

The Rams will try to back bounce again as a team on Oct. 9 in the Paintbrush Invitational, and will send a selected few to the Northern Colorado Individual event Oct. 1 prior to their next team event.

Mack Beaulieu can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @Macknz_James