The Thunderbird men’s golf team started competition at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational on Monday, finishing the day in a tie for 12th behind impressive performances throughout the lineup.
Sophomore Ali Hameed led the way for the Thunderbirds, and ended his day in a tie for 19th on the leaderboard. He shot a one-under 71 in the opening round, and followed that up with a 72 in the second to end the day under par with a 143.
Senior Fidel Concepcion was second for the T-Birds, finishing the first round one-under and hanging a 75 in the second to bring his two-round total to 146. That put him in a tie for 49th on the leaderboard at the end of the day.
Freshman Sam Butler had a solid debut for the Thunderbirds, finishing third for the team on Monday. He shot a 76 in his opening round, but came back strong in the second round with a 72 to bring his total to 148.
Sophomore Jake Vincent (149) and freshman Austin Jaramillo (151) rounded out the scoring for the Thunderbirds on the first day of competition in Colorado.
The Thunderbirds ended the day in a tie for 12th with Seattle, Cal State Northridge and Colorado’s B-Team.
The Colorado Buffalos lead the way in their own event with a 561 (297, 286) after two rounds. Wyoming (563) and Utah (565) are following close behind.
Colorado’s Spencer Painton is on the top of the leaderboard after two rounds as well after shooting a 135 (65, 70).
Competition in Colorado will continue on Tuesday morning with the third and final round.
SUU Athletic Strategic Communications