Cowboy Golf Opens 2009 Spring Season at Barona Collegiate Cup

March 16, 2009

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -

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Through their first two rounds of the 2009 spring golf season, the Wyoming Cowboys are in eighth place of 10 teams at the 2009 Barona Collegiate Cup. The tournament is being played in San Diego, Calif. on the Barona Creek Golf Club. The course measures in at 7,393 yards and plays to a par of 72.

The Barona features a unique scoring system as six golfers from each team play, and the top five scorecards go toward each team's total score. Most collegiate tournaments take the top four of five scorecards.

The Cowboys put together rounds of 384 (+24) and 376 (+16) for a two-round score of 760 (+40). That score places them in eighth place of 10 teams.

San Diego State leads their own tournament with a two-round total of 697 (-23). New Mexico is in second place with a score of 709 (-11) and Colorado State is in third with a score of 711 (-9).

"It was nice to see green grass and finally get the spring season under way," said UW head coach Joe Jensen. "I feel pretty good about how we played in our first tournament after the winter break. I thought that our top four players played especially well.

"We showed a little rust out there today, but I think we were able to knock some of it off. We are excited to play another round tomorrow and see if we can improve."

Individually, sophomore Gabe Maier was the Cowboys' top finisher with rounds of 71 and 74. Maier is currently in a 21st place tie with a two-round total of 145 (+1). Sophomore Michael May had the Cowboys second lowest scorecard with rounds of 72 and 75. His three-over par total of 147 placed him in a 27th place tie. There are 66 players in the field.

The Barona Collegiate Cup will conclude tomorrow with one round of 18-holes. The day will begin with 8:15 a.m. (Mountain Time) tee-times.