PUEBLO, Colo. (October 9, 2016) - Before they put away their clubs for winter, Colorado State University-Pueblo men's golf will tee off for the final time in the fall season Monday and Tuesday when they compete at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Tournament in Grand Junction, Colorado. The 54-hole tournament will be held at the Tiara Rado Golf Course.
This week's tournament marks the second official RMAC competition for the Pack. They finished sixth at their first RMAC meet Sept. 19-20 in windy conditions at the Ravenna Golf Course.
Junior Neil Tillman (Arvada, Colo.) has led the way for the Pack for the majority of the fall season. Tillman has averaged 72.5 strokes per round through 12 rounds in 2016-17. He has finished in the top 10 in three of his four meets this season. Tillman won the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational and carded top 10 finishes at his first RMAC Tournament (4) and the WNMU Fall Intercollegiate (6).
Senior transfer Jake Ice (Tucson, Ariz.) has shown flashes of brilliance throughout the fall season. Ice has two top five and three top 20 finishes in 2016. In his most recent round, Ice carded a -2 (70) to take 18th place at the WNMU Fall Intercollegiate. Ice has averaged 73.42 strokes per round with the Pack.
Fellow senior, Jacob Allenback (Pueblo, Colo.) will look to recapture his All-RMAC form from a season ago. Allenback enters this tournament following a season-best three round score of +15 (231) at the WNMU Fall Intercollegiate. He finished +9 (225) at his second RMAC meet during fall of 2015.
Freshman Austin Burgess (Colorado Springs, Colo.) hopes to regain his early season success. Burgess placed 18th in his first RMAC meet of the season. He owns two top 20 finishes in his first campaign with the Pack.
Taylor Rodriguez (So., Pueblo, Colo.) rounds out the Pack's fivesome. Rodriguez finished 29th at the WNMU Fall Intercollegiate. He stood +4 (148) after two rounds, before a +6 (78) cost him a top 20 finish.
Tiara Rado Golf Course spans 6,442 yards and offers a par of 71. The course holds a yardage rating of 70.5 and slope of 127. Tiara Rado opened in 1970.
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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.