Colorado Christian’s Carlson opens with 67 in NCAA DII Regionals; Mines 12th in team race
By Gary Baines – 5/9/2019
Chase Carlson of Colorado Christian shot a bogey-free 5-under-par 67 and sits in second place after Thursday’s opening round of the men’s NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional in St. George, Utah.
The junior from Tacoma, Wash., (pictured in a Colorado Christian photo) made five birdies and trails leader Ben Constancio of St. Edwards by one with two rounds remaining.
Also under par from a Colorado-based school after round 1 is Jack Duguid of Colorado-Colorado Springs, who opened with a 1-under 71 and is tied for 14th.
Both Carlson and Duguid are competing only as individuals in St. George.
In the team standings, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion Colorado School of Mines shares 12th place in the 20-team field after posting an 11-over-par 299. Dixie State leads team race at 283. Colorado Mesa is 18th at 304.
Nic Beno led the way for Mines with a 72, while Isaac Petersilie was tops for Mesa at 73.
At the least, the top three teams and the top two individuals not on those teams from each regional will advance to the national finals, set for May 20-24 in Daniels, West Virginia. An additional eight team berths will be up grabs among the four regional tournaments.
Men’s NCAA Division II West/South Central Regional
May 9-11, 2019 in St. George, Utah
12. (out of 20 teams) Colorado School of Mines 299
17. Nic Beno 72
46. Preston Smith 75
62. George Markham 76
62. Tim Amundson 76
96. Alan Berry 80
18. Colorado Mesa 304
23. Isaac Petersilie 73
62. Grant Olinger 76
74. Brett Krantz 77
83. Kyle Pearson 78
79. Troy Dangler 79
2. Chase Carlson, Colorado Christian 67
14. Jack Duguid, Colorado-Colorado Springs 71
46. Nathan McCann, CSU-Pueblo 75