Pack men lead after day one at home, Hughes cards 66

Pack men lead after day one at home, Hughes cards 66

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 4, 2017)   After two rounds at the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational, Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Golf sits in first place. The Pack built a five-stroke lead with a -4 (572) at Walking Stick Golf Course.

Transfer Fraser Hughes (Jr., Newton Stewart, Scotland) made an impact in his first tournament with the Pack. Hughes started the day with an even par 72. He returned later in the day to shoot the tournament's best round with a -6 (66). Hughes shares the lead after day one with former New Mexico Junior College teammate Andrew Ni.

Austin Burgess (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) matched Hughes in the first round with a 72. Burgess shot a -3 (69) in the second round. He sits fifth after day one.

After the first round of competition at Walking Stick Golf Course, the Pack sat in a tie for second place with Colorado Mesa University. Both squads shot a -3 (286) to sit four strokes behind leader, Lewis University.

Defending Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational Champion, Neil Tillman (Sr., Arvada, Colo.)  continued his strong play Walking Stick. Tillman shot a -1 (71) in round one to sit in ninth place. The Pack's lone senior shot a +1 (73) to hold an even par 144 after day one. He finds himself in a tie for seventh place heading into day two.

Playing his first round of collegiate golf, Nathan McCann (Lurgan Armagh, Ireland) shined with a -1 (71) in the morning session.  Competing as an individual, McCann carded a -3 (69) in the afternoon. He ranks fourth after day one.

Taylor Rodriguez (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) posted the Pack's best score in the first round with a -2 (70). He finished the first round in a tie for sixth.  Rodriguez recorded a +7(79) to finish in a tie for 20th heading into day two.

Roy Carlsen (Jr., Arvada, Colo.) sits in a tie for 17th. He shot a +4 (148) on the day.

The Pack will try to hold off the field as they seek to defend their championship at the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational. CSU-Pueblo and the rest of the field will tee off at 8:30 a.m.

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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.