Pack Men’s Golf looks for second win in Amarillo

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 11, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo men's golf will try to win back-to-back tournaments when they play 54 holes in the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational at the Tacosa Golf Club in Amarillo, Texas. 

The Pack comes into this event after winning the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational. CSU-Pueblo bested the competition by eight strokes finishing +2 (866). 

Neil Tillman (Jr., Arvada, Colo.) and Senior Jake Ice (Tucson, Ariz.) shared the win at the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational. Both golfers finished -4 (212). 

Tillman earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men's Golfer of the Week honors after shooting a par 72 and following it up with a pair -2, 70s. Ice was the only golfer under par in all three of his rounds with a -1 (71), a -2 (70) and another -1. 

Outside of Tillman and Ice the Pack will take four more golfers to Amarillo. GJ Kuhn (Sr., Ayr, Ontario, Canada) will try keep the momentum he gained from the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational. Kuhn carded a career best a +2 (218) for the tournament. Kuhn finished eighth in the tournament. 

Freshman Austin Burgess (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ranked in the top 15 in his first collegiate tournament. Burgess carded a +6 (222) in the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational.

 Jacob Allenback (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) will try to regain his All-Conference form after shooting a +17 in his first tournament of the season. Last year, Allenback followed up his worst outing with one of his best tournament scores, a -6 at Mustang Intercollegiate.

Taylor Rodriguez (So., Pueblo, Colo.) rounds out the Pack's lineup. Rodriguez carded a -1 (71) and an even par 72 in his last two rounds at the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational.

The Course:

Tascosa Golf Club, the home site of West Texas A&M University offers two courses to play. The La Paloma Course spans 6,805 yards and par stands at 71. The Tascosa course has a par of 72 and measures 6,538 yards.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.