Korte Shines as Men's Golf 7th through 36 Holes at Ram Masters Invitational
Senior fires back-to-back 69s to start year for Pioneers
Sept. 18, 2017
FORT COLLINS – The University of Denver men’s golf team opened its 2017-18 strong on Monday at the Ram Masters Invitational. The Pioneers finished the day in seventh with a team score of 14-over 574.
Par the 7,218-yard course was 70 at the Fort Collins Country Club.
Senior Chris Korte powered the way for DU with a solid performance on the course, placing in a tie for seventh after a 36-hole total of 138 (69-69), 2-under-par. The Littleton native’s strong day got off to a quick start thanks to ideal playing conditions on the course in the morning. Korte opened with four birdies in his first 18 holes.
Host Colorado State holds a commanding lead through day one on the 19-team field thanks to a tournament-record 12-under team effort in its first round, breaking the old mark by four strokes held by Denver since 2013.
Sophomore Isaac Petersilie used a hot second round to wrap up his day tied for 24th at 3-over. Petersilie’s four-birdie stretch over six holes midway through the afternoon highlighted the day.
Jake Kelley also closed his first day of the tournament in a tie for 24th at 3-over.
Eric Hagen tied for 91rd through his first 36 holes of play on the course.
Freshman John Sand, making his collegiate debut, sits at 16-over through two rounds.
Final-round action is set for tomorrow.
Live scoring for the event can be found right HERE.
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