AMARILLO, Texas (September 12, 2016) – With 54 holes in the books at the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational, Colorado State University - Pueblo men's golf ranks fifth with a combined score of 585 (+9). Senior Jake Ice (Tucson, Ariz.) shot a combined -4 (140) to place third after one day of competition.
Ice, like the Pack, carded an even par (72) in the morning. He followed it up with a -4 (68) in his second round of competition to jump from 15th place to third. Ice will begin the second day of competition three strokes off the tournament lead as he looks for his second win in as many tournaments. He won the Pack's Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational last week with a -4 (212).
The first round of golf treated the Pack better than the second. CSU-Pueblo ranked third after the morning round with a combined score of even par (288). After the first round of competition, junior Neil Tillman (Arvada, Colo.) stood third with a -3 (69). Tillman's second round 78 dropped him from third into 24th place (147).
GJ Kuhn (Ayr, Ontario, Canada) kept his momentum going after a career-best +2 at the 2016 Farmers Insurance Proal Invitational. Kuhn shot a +1 (73) in his first round Monday. His second round 76 has him sitting +5 and tied for 38th.
Sophomore Taylor Rodriguez (Pueblo, Colo.) will begin day two just one stroke back of Kuhn. Like Kuhn he shot a 76 in his afternoon session. Rodriguez began his tournament with a +2 (74).
CSU-Pueblo will tee off day two of competition in the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational at 8 a.m. MST. The Pack will try to make up 16 strokes in their second day of competition, in which they will play just one round of golf.
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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.