CSU’s men’s golf team failed to show their poise the final day
of the Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., falling from 13th
place to finish 18th overall.
The team shot a three-round total of 904, posting a 308 Saturday
– the final day of the tournament.
Arizona State led after day one and held on to win the team
title with a three-day total of 865. Host New Mexico finished
second at 867.
Senior Nolan Martin led the Rams, though he struggled in
Saturday’s final round shooting a 5-over-par 77. His three-round
total of 222 put him in a tie for 34th overall. Following Martin
were John Hayes and Kevin McAlpine who finished 62nd overall at
228. Nate Pettit (70th) and Aaron Weston rounded out the Rams
Ian Medlock of New Mexico’s junior varsity squad won the
individual title putting rounds of 72, 69 and 70 to finish 5-under,
two strokes ahead of runner-up Mathew Kodama of Hawaii.
The team returns to action in Colorado on Sept. 28 in the Rob
Moore Invitational in Brighton, Colo.
The Rams rebounded from two losses to host Nebraska with a win
5-1 against North Dakota State in the Big Red Fall Classic in
The Rams found themselves down 1-0 early Sunday against the
Bison of NDSU, before rolling off five unanswered runs en route to
victory. The Rams got to Bison starter Lindsey Graham who yielded
nine hits and three earned runs in five innings.
Saturday’s play brought different results as the host Huskers
beat the Rams 6-4 and 3-0 in a doubleheader. Sophomore Genevieve
Kelly took the loss for the Rams in Game one giving up 10 hits and
six earned runs in five innings. Returning starters Stephanie
Roberts, Ricki Walker, Melanie Laffoon and transfer Rachelle
Padeway had a hit in three at bats and drove in a run each.
Sophomore centerfielder Katie Dean went 3-for-3 to lead the team in
In game two, sophomore starter JayCee Wood dueled with Nebraska
ace Peaches James for four scoreless innings before Nebraska put
together a two-out rally. Three hits an error and a double steal
put the Huskers up 3-0 and sealed the Rams fate.
The team returns to action this weekend in a doubleheader
Saturday in Greeley against the University of Northern
*Editor’s note: The results of the Rams game Sunday against
Wayne State were not available at press time.