Up and down tournament sees Pack men finish sixth

Up and down tournament sees Pack men finish sixth

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (October 3, 2017) Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Golf concluded their first tournament in three weeks in sixth place with a team score of +3 (867) after 54 holes in the WNMU Men's Fall Intercollegiate at the Estrella Golf Course.

Fraser Hughes (Jr., Newton Stewart, Scotland) posted the Pack's best score for the third time in three tournaments at CSU-Pueblo. Hughes finished with a -1 (215) to place 18th. Hughes started his tournament with a -2 (70). He followed it up with a -1 (71) in his second round Monday. Hughes concluded his tournament with a +2 (74) Tuesday.

Neil Tillman (Sr., Arvada, Colo.) played the Pack's best round of the tournament Monday morning with a -4 (68). He stood fourth after the first round. Tillman could not sustain his success as he posted back to +2 (74) rounds to finish in 20th at even par (216).

Freshman Nathan McCann (Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland) maintained an even par over 36 holes on day one with a -1 (71) in the morning session and +1 (73) in round two. McCann's score did not count for the Pack on day two as he posted a +5 (77). He took 39th place overall.

Roy Carlsen (Jr., Arvada, Colo.)  got off to a rough start on Monday with back-to-back 77s. He finished the day +10 and in 79th place. Carlsen turned it around Tuesday with a -3 (69). This performance vaulted Carlsen up 33 places to a tie for 46th.

Austin Burgess (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) scored for the Pack in all three rounds. He opened the tournament with an even par 72. Burgess carded a +3 (75) in his second round Monday. On Tuesday, Burgess finished his tournament with a +4 (76). His + 7 (223), ranked Burgess in a tie with Carlsen for 46th.

Thanks to Tillman's -4 in the opening round, the Pack took the turn into their second round in a tie for second place with a team score of -7 (281). Early in the second round the Pack held first place, but slipped all the way down to seventh in the closely contested field heading into the clubhouse on day one. The ThunderWolves moved up one place Tuesday to take sixth with their second consecutive +5 (293).

The ThunderWolves will conclude their 2017 fall season next week when they compete at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Fall Preview Oct. 9-10. CSU-Pueblo will try to make a statement at Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango, Colo.

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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.