April 9, 2012

Regis Men Prepare for RMAC Championships with Fourth Place Finish at CSU-Pueblo Invite

Pueblo, Colo.: A week before the RMAC Men's Golf Championships the Regis Unviersity men's golf team has put themselves in a place to vie for a title and with a good showing this week and next week hopefully a chance at another regional berth.

The Rangers finished fourth at the CSU-Pueblo DQ Invite at Walking Stick Golf Course (72-7243) with a season-low 870 total, just six strokes from third place Colorado Mesa and trailing team champion Colorado Mines, 845.

The Rangers shot a 300 in the opening round, which was the fifth lowest of the season but then the team came together and shot a 286 and a 284 in rounds and two and three respectively which are their two lowest 18-hole team scores of the season.

What a time to peak and senior Taylor Hulbert led the way with a sixth place finish following his opening round 72 with two red numbers, 71s in each of the final two rounds for a 2-under 214.  The 214 is two shots bette than his previous career low.

Freshman Steven DaSilva showed his moxy with a career-best 215 (1-under) following his first round score of 74 with a 71 in round two and a 70 in round three.   Fellow freshman Dillon McDonald carded the low 18 of the tournament with a 68 in the third round proceeded by a 79 in round one and a 73 in the second round for a 54-hole total of 220.

Seniors Ben Davis and Robert Quick finished in 20th and 33rd places respectively.  Davis went 76-71-75 for a 222, while Quick shot a 253 after rounds of 78-76-81.

Jim Knous of Colorado Mines and James Berry of CSU-Pueblo tied for the individual medalist with Knous winning in a playoff.

Regis will head to the desert, Litchfield Park, Ariz., where they will compete for the RMAC Championships next Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17.