GARDEN CITY, Kan. (April 11, 2017) - Sophomore Roy Carlsen (Arvada, Colo.) was listed as the No. 4 golfer for the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's golf team, but was the squad's top finisher at the Southwest Kansas Shootout. The ThunderWolves, serving as co-hosts for the tournament, were fifth of 13 teams at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City, Kansas.
The Pack shot a 19-over 307 in the final round Tuesday to finish +50 for the tournament (311-296-307--914). Indian Hills Community College took home top honors at 12-over, while Colorado Mesa University was third (+41) and finished as the top Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team of the four competing. The ThunderWolves edged Colorado School of Mines by one stroke.
Carlsen shot a 76 (+4) Tuesday to finish eight-over for the tournament (75-73-76--224). He led the team in birdies with eight and finished one-under on Par 5's. His +2 Par 4 scoring was third best in the field of 84 golfers for the tournament.
Senior Jake Ice (Tucson, Ariz.) carded a 78 Tuesday to finish tied for 16th at 11-over. He shot 79-70-78 for a 54-hole total of 227.
Senior Jacob Allenback (Pueblo, Colo.) was the team's most consistent player with a 77-77-76--230 (+14), which was good for T-26th. Allenback's 38 pars was second best in the field.
Both junior Neil Tillman (Arvada, Colo.) and senior GJ Kuhn (Ayr, Ontario, Canada) tied for 40th at +19. Tillman went 80-78-77--235, while Kuhn posted 80-76-79--235. The senior holed the team's only eagle of the tournament and was +2 on Par 3's to rank tied for third in the field.
The ThunderWolves were ranked No. 10 in the first edition of regional rankings released by the NCAA Friday. The top 10 teams from the South Central Region advance to the Super Regional. The final guaranteed tournament for the Pack is the RMAC Championships, set for April 24-25 at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, Arizona.
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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.