PUEBLO, Colo. (September 4, 2018) – Walking Stick Golf Course continues to treat Colorado State University-Pueblo Men's Golf well as the ThunderWolves won their third consecutive Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal Invitational Tuesday.
The Pack shot a -5 (283) on the final day of competition to rally past New Mexico Junior College into first place. CSU-Pueblo finished the tournament collectively -12 (852). They beat the Thunderbirds by two strokes.
Taylor Rodriguez (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) led the Pack's charge on the final day of competition with a -3 (69). Rodriguez's score was the best of his college career. The Pueblo native finished 12th overall in the tournament with an even par (216).
Nathan McCann (So., Lurgan Armagh, Ireland) carded a -2 (70) in his final round of competition. McCann took 10th place with a -1 (215).
Senior Fraser Hughes (Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK) was the Pack's top individual finisher. Hughes placed sixth with a -3 (213). He finished an even par (72) on Tuesday.
Roy Carlsen (Sr., Arvada, Colo.) earned a seventh place finish. Carlsen shot a +5 (77) on the final day of competition to finish -2 (214). He finished under par for a tournament in for the first time his career.
Austin Shanks (Sr., Wichita, Kan.) played his best round of the tournament with an even par (72). Shanks finished 21st with a +7 (223). The 72 was Shanks' best collegiate round.
Freshman Sanjay Nithiyalingam (Peterborough, Cambridge, England, UK) finished his first collegiate tournament in 24th place. Nithiyalingam wrapped up his first tournament with a +3 (75). His three-day total was a +8 (224).
Sam Barthram (So., Surrey, Weybbridge, UK) claimed 31st place with a +10 (226). He shot a +3 (75) Tuesday.
Austin Burgess (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) took 33rd with a +11 (227). He wrapped up his tournament with a +5 (77).
Fellow junior Chase Federico (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) was a model of consistency throughout the Farmers Insurance Samuel Proal invitational. Federico shot a 76 (+4) in each of his three rounds at Walking Stick. He finished 35th.
The ThunderWolves have won the last four tournaments in Pueblo. They will try to continue their success on the road at the St. Martin's Invitational Sept. 21-22 at the home course in Dupont, Wash.
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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