Stewart And Allen Pace Cowboys During Second Round Of Desert Intercollegiate

Feb. 23, 2013

PALM DESERT, Calif. -

Round Two Results Get Acrobat Reader

The University of Wyoming men's golf team moved up two places on the leaderboard during round two of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate finishing the day in 13th place with a two-round score of 607 (+31) at the Classic Club in Palm Desert , Calif., on Saturday. The Cowboys fired the eighth-best round of the day at 299 (+11) finishing in 13th place of the 17-team field. They were led by junior Eddie Stewart and freshman Kamrin Allen who carded one-over rounds of 73. Stewart's round moved him up 22 places between rounds on the individual leaderboard to finish tied for 26th of the 100-man field with a two-round total of 148 (+4). Allen made the biggest jump up the leaderboard of any Cowboy improving 26 places to finish tied for 69th place with a 36-hole total of 155 (+11).

"I feel good about getting though day two of the event," Wyoming Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "It has been a lot of work, but the staff here has been excellent and the golf course in great shape. I feel better about the Cowboys. I am pleased with the way Eddie played a solid second round. He got off to a decent start and kept it going. I would like him to continue his solid play and put together three good rounds. I am also very happy with how Kamrin came back and played a lot better today. We are still not as sharp as I would like us to be and we are still making some metal mistakes, but for the most part I like what I see and I know there are good things there."

Following Stewart and Allen's rounds was senior Clinton Boutelle who improved by three strokes between rounds carding a 75 (+3) to finish tied for 45th place with a two-round score of 151 (+7). Junior's Brent Baylon and Eric Parish both shot six-over rounds of 78 in the second round. Baylon finished the day tied for 75th place with a score of 156 (+12). Parish playing from one of the Cowboys individual places finished the day one stroke behind Baylon with a score of 157 (+13) tying him for 80th place. Sophomore Jake Hedge closed the second round with an eight-over 80 finishing tied for 90th place with a two-round tally of 159 (+15). Playing from the other individual place, redshirt sophomore P.J. Thomas shot an 81 (+9) in the second round to finish in 95th place with a score of 162 (+18).

Three players in TCU's Julien Brun, Texas Tech's Finley Ewing IV and St. Marys' Jonathan De Los Reye are tied atop the individual leaderboard with 36-hole scores of 139 (-5). In fourth place is San Francisco's Cory McElyea who is two strokes behind the leaders with a score of 141 (-3). Three TCU players in Eli Cole, Paul Barjon and Pontus Gad as well as Texas Tech individual Matias Dominguez are tied for fifth place with a score of 142 (-2).

TCU leads the team scores with a two-round tally of 565 (-11), followed by Texas Tech in second with a score of 576 (E), St. Mary's in third with a score of 578 (+2), San Francisco in fourth with a 579 (+3) and Oregon State rounds out the top five with a six-over 582 two-round score. In sixth is Wichita State with a two-round total of 595 (+19). Following the Shockers is Cal Poly in seventh with a score of 597 (+21), Iowa State in eighth with a 24-over 600, Nebraska is in ninth with a score of 601 (+25) followed by Idaho and Kansas who are tied for 10th with a score of 603 (+27). Southern Utah is currently in 12th with a score of 606 (+30). Just one stroke out of 12th and four strokes out of 10th are the Cowboys who are in 13th place with a score of 607 (+31).

"We are only seven shots out of eighth place and that is not insurmountable in one round," Jensen said. "Ahead of us is pretty bunched up and I would like to have another round of improvement. If we can improve tomorrow I think we have a good chance of moving up the leaderboard. I want us to just keep improving from day to day."

Third and final round play of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate will begin with tee times at 7:20 PT on Sunday morning.