Local College Roundup

CSU’s Staiano, Ott go low in final round to notch top-10 finishes in nationally-televised Western Intercollegiate; Rams’ Teiffel makes ace

By Gary Baines – 04/17/2019

It was a day of personal highlights for several Colorado State University men’s golfers on Wednesday in the final round of the nationally-televised Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif.

There was a hole-in-one from freshman Oscar Teiffel (pictured above), who used a 6-iron on the 177-yard eighth hole, though an opening-hole quadruple bogey led to him shooting 79 on the day.

There was a 4-under-par 66 from senior Jake Staiano of Cherry Hills Village, who played his final 10 holes in 6 under par, making an eagle on the par-5 13th.

And there was a 3-under 67 by junior AJ Ott of Fort Collins, his low score of the season.

Going low in the final round led to top-10 finishes for Staiano and Ott, the CGA Players of the Year in 2017 and ’18, respectively. They shared ninth place individually in the 84-man field with a 2-under 208 total. It was Ott’s third top-10 of the season in major tournaments, and Staiano’s second.

As a team, CSU tied for sixth in the 13-school field that included seven teams ranked in the top 50 in the nation.

Elsewhere In Local Golf: CSU finished eighth out of nine teams in the Women’s Mountain West Conference Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif., while the University of Colorado was 11th out of the 11-team field at the Women’s Pac-12 Championship in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Ellen Secor paced CSU indivdiually with her 15th-place showing, while Kirsty Hodgkins led the way for CU by placing 26th individually. Coloradan Erin Sargent finished 15th for Wyoming in the MWC tournament.


April 15-17, 2015 (final) in Santa Cruz, Calif.

6. (out of 13 teams) Colorado State 349–1065

9. AJ Ott 72-69-67–208

9. Jake Staiano 69-73-66–208

26. Parathakorn Suyasri 69-73-72–214

33. Jack Ainscough 71-73-71–215

63. Davis Bryant 75-75-73–223

72. Oscar Teiffel 72-75-79–226


April 15-17, 2019 (final) in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

11. (out of 11 teams) Colorado 309-311-303–923

26. Kirsty Hodgkins 75-72-77–224

41. Malak Bouraeda 78-78-73–229

49. Gillian Vance 77-79-78–234

52. Elle Otten 85-82-75–242

55. Kelsey Webster 79-83-84–246


April 15-17, 2019 (final) in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

8. (out of 9 teams) Colorado State 321-319-309–949

17. Ellen Secor 77-81-75–233

29. Jessica Sloot 78-82-78–238

29. Saga Traustadottir 83-80-75–238

37. Fiona Hebbel 83-76-84–243

44. Katrina Prendergast 90-83-81–254


15. Coloradan Erin Sargent, Wyoming 76-75-81–232