Oct 072004
Authors: Bob Fernandez

Three days after wrapping up a two-day tournament in

Albuquerque, N.M., the CSU men’s golf team traveled to Fresno,

Calif., where they will compete in the Fresno Lexus Golf Classic

today and Saturday.

The Rams’ 11th place finish out of 19 in Saturday and Sunday’s

Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque left a feeling of disappointment

amongst members of the team.

Sophomore Aaron Weston led all Rams with a three-round score of

220, which was good enough for a ranking of 24 among the 100-player

field. However, after the tournament, Weston said despite his

individual success, he was upset with the outcome of the


“I am not satisfied with our result,” Weston said. “We were only

two shots out seventh and got beat by teams that we are better


Fortunately, for the Rams, they have a quick chance to get back

on track as they will participate in the Fresno Classic only six

days after wrapping up play at the Tucker Invitational.

Despite the short break and the lack of time for practice and

preparation, head coach Jamie Bermel feels confident going into the

Fresno Classic.

“I expect the team to play well in Fresno,” Bermel said. “If we

play well, I think we have a good chance at winning the tournament.

But to do that, we need solid play from all six guys.”

Bermel said he doesn’t expect the lack of time between the two

tournaments to negatively affect the team.

“It is a quick turn-around from New Mexico,” Bermel said. “But I

think the team is playing fairly well. We just need to prove it on

the golf course.”

Sophomore Derrick Whiting said he thinks the team will benefit

from only having to wait six days before moving on to the next


“I think that the team is ready to play in Fresno,” Whiting

said. “We (had) two days to fine-tune everything. After a couple of

us had disappointing final rounds (at the Tucker Invitational), I

think it is good to get back out and play right away.

The Fresno Classic will consist of 15 teams, including Mountain

West Conference rivals San Diego State and Brigham Young. Fresno

State will be the host of the three-round, 54-hole tournament.

CSU enters the tournament as the No. 47 ranked team in the

country, according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index


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