Pack close Bob Writz Invitational in fifth

Pack close Bob Writz Invitational in fifth


DENVER (March 25, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's golf team finished fifth at the Bob Writz Invitational in Denver Sunday, which was hosted by Colorado School of Mines.

The ThunderWolves were fifth of seven teams after finishing +42 for the 36-hole tournament and posting scores of 310-308--618. 

The Pack were guided by senior Neil Tillman (Arvada, Colo.) who shot a two-under 70 on day one to sit alone atop the leaderboard after 18 holes. On Sunday, Tillman was two-over through 15 holes, but closed his round with two bogeys and a triple bogey to knock him out of first and finish with a seven-over 79. His 70-79--149 (+5) was good for T-6th in the field of 58 players. He recorded one of two eagles in the tournament, was second in Par 3 (-1) and tied for fourth in Par 5 (-2) scoring.

Freshman Nathan McCann (Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland) shot a consistent 76-77--153 to finish the tournament +9 and T-15th. He was tied for fifth in Par 3 scoring at +1.  

Junior Roy Carlsen (Arvada, Colo.) bounced back from a tough showing at the last tournament with a top 20 finish at T-18th. He rebounded from an 81 on day one with 73 Sunday, which a team-low in round two. His total of 154 finished +10. 

Junior Fraser Hughes (Newton Stewart, Scotland) was the final member of the team to score, as he went 83-79--162 (+18) to finish 38th. 

The Pack keep the season going April 2-3 when they travel to Goodyear, Ariz. to play at the Western New Mexico University Intercollegiate at Palm Valley Golf Course. 

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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.