Sep 242006
 
Authors: CRAIG SCHOLZ The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The men’s golf team had sparks of success over the weekend as they finished 10th overall in the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate and two Ram golfers placed in the Top 20.

Zen Brown was the best player for the Rams, posting a 218 total score for three rounds and tied for ninth overall.

Derrick Whiting also played well, finishing two strokes behind Brown with a 220 three-round total and tied for 14th overall.

After starting out well by placing eighth in the first round and posting a 295 total team score, the Rams couldn’t keep pace with the New Mexico team which played on its home course.

The Rams slipped in the second round, carding a 299 team score, only to finish 10th overall, posting an 890 three-round team total.

New Mexico, which was hosting the event, never looked back after winning the first round with a 286 total and then, posting rounds of 297 and 291, went on to win the tournament with an 874 three-round total. The Lobos were anchored by Charlie Beljan, who shot rounds of 67-71-72, earning him a three-round total of 210 and the individual crown for the tournament.

The men’s team will look to see improvement at the Wolf Pack Invitational in Reno, Nev., on Oct. 2-3.

Staff writer Craig Scholz can be reached at sports@collegian.com.

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