2018-19 Colorado State Men's Golf Roster

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2018-19 CSU Men's Golf - Jake Staiano

Jake Staiano

  • Class
    Senior
  • Height
    5-10
  • Weight
    165
  • Hometown
    Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
  • High School
    Valor Christian HS

Biography

Will enter his senior season ranked fourth on CSU’s career scoring chart at 72.29 strokes per round in 84 competitive rounds and sixth in scoring versus par at +0.82...

2017-18 (Junior)
Voted as a team captain for the 2017-18 season... Averaged 72.15 strokes per round (+0.79 versus par) in playing in all 11 tournaments and 33 rounds this season... Had two top-five and six top-20 finishes with six rounds in the 60s and a team-high 20 rounds of par or better... Top finish were a pair of ties for fifth, the first helping CSU to its fourth-consecutive Ram Masters Invitational team win and the last at the Mountain West Championship… Shot a season-low 66 in the opening round of the Ram Masters Invitational en route to a season-low 54-hole total of 207... Shot a 5-under 67 on two occasions in the spring, posting the score in the second round of the Western Intercollegiate and the opening round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational… Shot a 4-under 68 in the second round of the NCAA Kissimmee Regional, eventually finishing at 4-under 212 in a tie for 14th while leading CSU to a seventh-place finish... Also had top-20 placings at the Willam H. Tucker Intercollegiate and Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational... Named the Colorado Amateur Player of the Year in 2017 by the Colorado Golf Association.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Advanced out of a local qualifier for the U.S. Open following the year… First Ram individual to qualify for NCAA Regionals since 2006 and first CSU representation at Regionals since 2012... The 20th Ram ever named All-Mountain West... Played in 12 tournaments and 36 rounds this year for the Rams, including being in the lineup for all 11 team events, leading the squad with a 71.81 strokes per round average and 20 rounds of par or better... His +0.31 strokes versus par ranks 11th in CSU history, while his .769 won-loss percentage was best on the team... Posted four top-10 and eight top-25 finishes, while leading the Rams in tournament scoring in six tournaments… Best finish of the year was placing fourth at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational... Second on the team in counting percentage at 93.9 percent (31 of 33)… Late in the year tied for fifth at the Cowboy Classic and then tied for 11th at the recent Mountain West Championship... Helped CSU to a runner-up finish at MW Championship and its best score since the 2010 event... Set a new career single-round low with a 6-under 65 at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, en route to a career-best 54-hole score of 7-under 206 and a tie for sixth… Tied for 38th at the NCAA Austin Regional in his first collegiate postseason experience… Had six tournaments finishing at under-par for his three-round total... Following his sophomore year earned a place at the US Amateur after finishing runner-up at the qualifier at Columbine Country Club... Also was the low amateur and finished in the top 10 of the CoBank Colorado Open.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Played in five tournaments and 15 rounds on the year… Averaged 73.73 strokes per round with one top-five finish and six rounds of par or better… Tied for eighth as an individual at the Ram Masters Invitational with a season-low 2-over 212… Shot rounds of 1-under 68 and 2-under 69 in the final two rounds of the home event… Had a season-low 5-under 67 in the second round of the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, eventually tying for 16th at 1-over 217. 

Valor Christian High School
Was the top recruit in the state of Colorado in the class of 2015 by Golfweek... Helped Valor Christian earn back-to-back 4A state championships in 2013 and 2014, the latter by 23 shots... During the 2014 state championship was  the individual runner-up, before going on to be named the 4A Metro Region and Jefferson County Player of the Year... Was 16-under par in the five league tournaments and averaged 69.1 for the season... Advanced to match play at the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship... Made it to the section qualifier for the 2015 U.S. Open after tying for third in the local qualfier... In 2014 qualified for the United States Junior Amateur, advancing to the Round of 64... Captured the Colorado Golf Association Junior Match Play title in 2013... Represented the state of Colorado at the Junior Americas Cup in both 2013 and 2014... Also had three top 20s in AJGA events in 2013...