For Immediate Release
April 2, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Cameron men’s golf team has a lot of ground to make up as they are currently in 12th with a 54-hole score of 578 at the Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate on Monday.
Day 1 Results
The Aggies shot a 287 to open the tournament and then carded a 291 in the second round of play. They currently trail the event leader, Colorado-Colorado Springs, by 20 strokes after UCCS put up a first round score of 272 and followed that up with a 286 during the second 18 holes.
Niels Sorensen leads CU and is tied for 24th individually with a 143, shooting a first round score of 69 and a 74 in the second round. He leads teammate Daniel Nielsen by one stroke (144, 74 70), and Will Lovelace by two strokes (145, 71 74). Dario Gabriel is just inside the top-50 with a 146, while Devin Tovey shot a 148 during the first 54 holes of play. Additionally, Weston Ward is competing as an individual, and shot a 152 on Monday.
Statistically, Gabriel shot a one under on the par-3 holes, while Sorensen shot one under on the par-5 holes. Part of the reason Sorensen was so successful was because he had two eagles during the first two rounds.
UCCS leads the field by five strokes, as Colorado School of Mines is in second with a 563, while Simon Fraser, Dixie State, and Western New Mexico are all tied for third, each with a 564 on Monday. Additionally, fellow Lone Star Conference schools West Texas A&M is in seventh and UT Permian Basin is tied for 16th.
Individually, UTPB’s Austin Anderson is in first with a 10 under 134, while WNMU’s Pedro De La Vega and UCCS’ Colin Prater are tied for second with a pair of 135s.
Cameron will look to get back on track on Tuesday as they and the rest of the field tee off in the morning for the final round of play in Arizona.