March 14, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. -
After the first round of the Arizona National Invitational Tournament, the Wyoming Cowboy golf team is in 14th place after carding a 304 (+16). Leading the way for the Pokes at the Omni Tucson National – Catalina Course was senior Eddie Stewart with 74 (+2) to end the day tied for 44th place of the 81-man field.
“Through the first 13 to 15 holes we were playing great,” Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen said. “We were solid, hitting our shots and doing everything we needed to. Down the stretch we didn’t finish the way we wanted. We lost momentum and a number of shots and weren’t as sharp as we needed to be.”
Senior Brent Baylon followed Stewart finishing one stroke behind at 75 (+3) to finish the first day tied for 54th. Senior Eric Parish shot his best round of the spring season with a 76 (+4) to sit tied for 63rd place with two rounds to go. Junior Cameron Lindell carded a 79 (+7), which places him tied for 78th after Friday’s first round. Sophomore Kamrin Allen rounded out the Pokes in 80th place after shooting an 80 (+8). Playing as an individual was Ryan Wallen. Wallen shot a 74 (+2), which is his best round of the spring.
Leading the individual scoring is California’s Brandon Hagy who fired a first round score of eight-under 64. Hagy’s teammate Michael Weaver is three shots behind with a 67 (-5) for second place.
At the top of the team leaderboard is No. 3 California after shooting a first day score of 268 (-20). California is 13 shots ahead of second-place Arizona who carded a 281 (-7). The second ranked team in the country, Oklahoma State, sits in third place after scoring a 282 (-6).
“It’s a great opportunity to be here with a terrific field and we aren’t many shots from where we know we can finish,” Jensen said. “Today’s round was a little rusty but we have two more to go and will take this afternoon’s practice to help us improve from today. We will work on the little things and play better tomorrow.”
Saturday’s second round tees off at 8 a.m. MT. Live scoring will be available at www.golfstatresults.com and results will be posted at gowyo.com once the round is complete.
Wyoming First Round Results
T44 Eddie Stewart: 74 (+2)
T44 Ryan Wallen: 74 (+2) *
T54 Brent Baylon: 75 (+3)
T63 Eric Parish: 76 (+4)
T78 Cameron Lindell: 79 (+7)
80 Kamrin Allen: 80 (+8)
*Playing as individual