Rams Rally, Finish 7th in Oregon Duck Golf Invitational

EUGENE, Ore. – The Colorado State men's golf team moved up one spot Tuesday in the final round to place seventh at the 2018 Oregon Duck Invitational. Entering the final day in eighth, the Rams posted their best score of the tournament, a 6-over 290 to finish at 27-over 879 in seventh.

Host Oregon and Liberty tied for the team title at 13-over 865, with Santa Clara and Oregon State tying for third at 17-over 869. Saint Mary's rounded out the top five teams at 23-over 875 in a field with all 16 teams ranked in the top 155 in the nation according to Golfweek.
 
"It was nice to see the guys fight," head coach Christian Newton. "We eliminated many of the mistakes from the first day. They played more up to their potential. I think we had the fifth lowest round of the day, which is better."

CSU had three top-25 individual finishers, led by freshman Jack Ainscough and senior Max Oelfke in a tie for 14th at 4-over 217. In his first team event, Ainscough shot the low score for CSU on the final day, a 1-under 70. Sophomore AJ Ott finished tied for 24th at 8-over 221.

Oregon's Norman Xiong took home medalist honors at 11-under 202, one shot better than Riley Elmes of Loyola Marymount.
 
Teams

T1 Liberty 290-290-285=865 (+13)

T1 Oregon 289-291-285=865 (+13)

T3 Santa Clara 293-286-290=869 (+17)

T3 Oregon State 298-282-289=869 (+17)

5 St. Mary's (CA) 294-291-290=875 (+23)

6 Arizona 292-290-295=877 (+25)

7 Colorado State 294-295-290=879 (+27)

8 San Jose State 296-292-294=882 (+30)

9 UAB 303-297-283=883 (+31)

10 Loyola Marymount 298-294-296=888 (+36)

11 Fresno State 

300-294-297=891 (+39)

12 Denver 305-291-299=895 (+43)

13 Iowa 296-299-301=896 (+44)

14 Pacific 296-305-306=907 (+55)

15 Boise State 298-303-308=909 (+57)

16 Seattle 302-308-300=910 (+58)

Top Five Individuals 

1 Norman Xiong (Oregon) 67-71-64=202 (-11)

2 Riley Elmes (Loyola Marymount 71-66-66=203 (-10)

3  Joe Harvie (Seattle) 69-71-70=210 (-3)

4 Spencer Tibbits (Oregon State) 71-69-71=211 (-2)

T5 Isaiah Logue (Liberty) 68-73-71=212 (-1)

T5 Shawn Lu (Oregon State) 75-67-70=212 (-1)

Colorado State

T14 Jack Ainscough 71-76-70=217 (+4)

T14 Max Oelfke 70-72-75=217 (+4)

T24 A.J. Ott 78-70-73=221 (+8)

T43 Parathakorn Suyasri 76-77-72=225 (+12)

T66 Jake Staiano 77-77-76=230 (+17)

 

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