Top-10 Starts for Coloradans

UNC’s Welch opens with 66 at NCAA Regionals, DU’s McCoy with 68

By Gary Baines – 05/13/2019

Two Coloradans playing for Colorado-based college teams are in the top 10 in their respective men’s NCAA Division I Regional tournaments after Monday’s opening round.

Coby Welch of Highlands Ranch, a junior at the University of Northern Colorado, shot a 4-under-par 66 and shares seventh place individually in the regional in Pullman, Wash. That leaves him just two out of the lead at that site.

And Cal McCoy of Highlands Ranch, a freshman at the University of Denver, fired a 2-under-par 68 and is tied for ninth place at the Stanford, Calif., Regional. He trails leader Jake Vincent of Southern Utah by four.

Also breaking 70 from a local perspective on Monday were 2018 CGA Amateur champion Kyler Dunkle, a senior at Utah, who fired a 69 and is tied for 15th in Stanford; University of Colorado junior Daniel O’Loughlin, whose 68 leaves him in 19th place in Pullman; and Colorado State University sophomore Parathakorn Suyasri, who carded a 69 and shares 23rd place in Pullman.

CSU shot a 1-under-par 279 as a team and holds down 11th place in the 14-team field in Pullman, but is just 10 strokes behind leader Texas A&M. UNC sits at 283 and in 12th place.

In Stanford, DU is tied for 10th place out of 13 teams at 8-over-par 288. Host Stanford leads there at 274.

The top five team finishers — and the top individual not on one of those teams — from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship Finals, set for May 24-29 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Men’s NCAA Division I Regionals

May 13-15, 2019 in Pullman, Wash.

11. (out of 14 teams) Colorado State 279

23. Parathakorn Suyasri 69

37. Jake Staiano 70

37. Davis Bryant 70

37. AJ Ott 70

51. Oscar Teiffel 71

12. Northern Colorado 283

7. Coby Welch 66

37. Joshua Matz 70

37. Jack Castiglia 70

71. Nick Sharp 77

74. Li Chen 80


19. Daniel O’Loughlin, Colorado 68

May 13-15, 2019 in Stanford, Calif.

10. (out of 13 teams) Denver 288

9. Cal McCoy 68

25. Eric Hagen 71

52. John Sand 74

60. Carson Griggs 75

67. Esteban Missura 76


15. Former Coloradan Kyler Dunkle, Utah 69

75. Coloradan Josh Seiple, Mississippi 79