Colorado State Men’s Golf is Ram Tough

Colorado State men’s golf team begins the spring season ranked high.

As of February 1, Golfstat ranks the Rams fifth in the nation, and Golfweek places them eighth.

During the fall season, Christian Newton’s squad won three of its four tournaments—the Ram Masters Invitational at Fort Collins Country Club, Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Alabama and St. Mary’s Invitational at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach. It marks only the fifth time in program history that a CSU team has won three or more events in a season.

Colorado State Men's Golf Team

Led by senior AJ Ott of Fort Collins, sophomore Davis Bryant of Aurora and junior Parathakorn “Poon” Suyasri of Thailand, the Rams have proven they can play consistently in different climates. Suyasri went 11-under to earn medalist honors in the Jerry Pate event, and Bryant carded a 7-under 64 at Poppy. Ott, who won last year’s Southwestern Amateur and was the low amateur at the Colorado Open, has shot par or better in eight of his 11 rounds. The team’s number four and five players, Jack Ainscough (Durham, England) and Oscar Teiffel (Gothenburg, Sweden), have both demonstrated consistency.

Eight events, including May’s Mountain West Championship, remain before the NCAA Regionals. The team’s goal is to reach the NCAA Nationals for the first time since 2011, a year before coach Newton took the job.

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This article was also featured in the Spring 2020 issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.

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