STOCKTON, Calif. (May 10, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's golf team played its final round of the 2016-17 season Wednesday at the NCAA Division II South Central/West Region Championship at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, California. The Pack finished tied for 10th and was the top team that wasn't nationally ranked.
The ThunderWolves posted a two-over 290 to finish the championship at five-under (283-286-290--859) and tie for 10th with Dixie State University.
Golfstat lists the nation's top 50 teams and there were 12 of the 20 teams in the regional with a national mark. CSU-Pueblo bested two nationally-ranked teams and was the top squad without a ranking.The Pack were second among the four Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Teams, as University of Colorado Colorado Springs tied for eighth at -6.
Senior Jake Ice (Tucson, Ariz.) finished T-15th at five-under for the tournament. He shot a 75 (+3) Wednesday, as he went 69-67-75--211. He finished the week with a team-best 14 birdies. Ice was the third best player from the RMAC.
Junior Neil Tillman (Arvada, Colo.) was the team's most consistent player at 72-71-70--213, which was -3 for the championship to finish T-25th. His 70 in the final round matched the team's low round of the day with senior GJ Kuhn (Ayr, Ontario, Canada). He totaled six birdies in his final collegiate round to finish two-over (73-75-70--218) and rank T-56th.
Sophomore Roy Carlsen (Arvada, Colo.) tied for 82nd, as he was six-over for the tournament (69-73-80--222).
Senior Jacob Allenback (Pueblo, Colo.) closed his collegiate career at 10-over after he went 73-78-75--226 to finish T-96th.
The Pack tied for third in the field with 57 birdies. The ThunderWolves were sixth in Par 3 scoring at +9, while Kuhn tied for the sixth best score on Par 3's at -1. Tillman totaled 37 pars to tie for the fourth most in the field of 108 golfers.
California-Baptist won the event at -30, which was 11 strokes better than second place. The top five teams advance to the NCAA Championships. Fifth place posted a score of -16.
The ThunderWolves qualified for the program's 18th appearance at an NCAA regional event. In 2016-17 the Pack totaled two tournament wins, one in each of the fall and spring seasons. CSU-Pueblo was fourth at the RMAC Championships.
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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.