Player: Jake Staiano

2017-John Staiano
Hometown: Cherry Hills Village, CO
University: Colorado State University
Area of Study: Business/Finance
Expected Graduation: 2019
Soldier Honored: Caleb A. Nelson

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 to the All-Mountain West team

  • 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-10 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 2-under 68 and 1-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.

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