McGlasson Shoots School Record 63

CU men's golfer Edward McGlasson bested some pretty big names in the world of golf when he shot a CU-record round of 63 Tuesday at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate. The Buffs finished 11th in the 15-team tourney.

While the Buffs rebounded from a poor start and closed strong, the story for Colorado was McGlasson, a junior. He recorded a school record 63 in the second round, breaking by one stroke the 15-year old record set by John Nyuli in the 1989 Wyoming-Red Jacoby Invitational. The round, which was also complicated by being played over two days, was 8-under par on the 6,793-yard, par 71 Arizona National Golf Club course, topping the old school best of 7-under par which had been accomplished on three occasions, first by Hale Irwin (in the 1967 NCAA Championships), and then by Steve Jones and John Lindberg.

McGlasson played 14 holes of the round on Monday, and stood at 6-under par when play was suspended due to darkness. Of the four holes he had remaining (8 through 11), three are generally considered the toughest on the course. But McGlasson opened with two pars, and then birdied the toughest, 10 and 11, both playing to about a stroke over par on average for the meet.

"My mindset was the same as it was (Monday), just taking one shot at a time, getting it on the fairway and then on the right part of the green so I could score," McGlasson said. "On the par-5 (No. 11), I hit a solid drive, and I was 260 from the pin and I decided I wanted to go for the 62. I hit a perfect 3-wood just over the pin. I was really excited, and I don‚t think I've been that nervous over a putt for a long time, and I had the shakes. I left it two feet short, so I'll hear about that for a while."

But McGlasson will also hear about his record-setting round. His play led the Buffs, who scored 886, 46 shots off winner New Mexico.

Low Rounds, Colorado History

63 Edward McGlasson, PING-Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2005 (-8, 32-31)

64 John Nyuli, Wyoming Invitational, Sept. 9, 1989 (-6, 34-30)

65 Hale Irwin, 1967 NCAA Championships, June 23, 1967 (-7, 32-33)

65 Steve Jones, ASU Sun Devil-Thunderbird Invitational, May 2, 1980 (-7, 35-30)

65 John Lindberg, 1989 NCAA Central Regional, May 27, 1989 (-7, 33-32)

65 Jonathan Kaye, Wyoming Invitational, Sept. 11, 1990 (-5, 31-34)

65 Knut Ekjord, CSU Invitational, Sept. 28, 1998 (-5, 32-33)


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