Cowboy Golf Plays First Two Rounds of the Spring Season

March 17, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. -

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The Wyoming Cowboy golf team knocked the winter rust off of their clubs on Wednesday and played their first two rounds of the spring at the University of Arizona's National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. The NIT, which is being played on the Catalina Course on Omni Tucson National Golf Club, will conclude Thursday with a final round of 18 holes.

The Cowboys struggled at times but also did some positives things during their first two rounds of the spring. As a team, they shot rounds of 306 and 305 for a two-round total of 611 (+35). They are currently in 13th place.

Individually, the Cowboys were led by junior Gabe Maier who shot rounds of 75 (+3) and 74 (+2). Maier is currently tied for 33rd place with a score of 149 (+5). Fellow junior Zach Zaremba is one shot back of Maier after carding a pair of 75s (+3). Zaremba is tied for 39th with a total of 150 (+6).

"There is no doubt we are disappointed we didn't play better today, but I saw a lot of good things out there," UW Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "With this being our first event of the spring, we were definitely a little rusty. We didn't play with confidence and made some mistakes we usually don't. This is a great field and we are hoping to play well tomorrow and improve our standing."

TCU currently leads the team standings with a two-round scorecard of 569 (-7). Individually, Baylor's Joakim Mikkelsen and TCU's Johan de Beer are tied for first place with two-round scorecards of 139 (-5).

The Catalina Course plays to a par of 72 and measures 7,094 yards in length.

A final round of 18 holes will be played on Thursday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (Mountain Time).

Wyoming Team Results, Scores

  • Gabe Maier, 75+74=149 (+5, T 33rd)
  • Zach Zaremba, 75+75=150 (+6, T 39th)
  • Clinton Boutelle, 77+79=156 (+12, T 68th)
  • Phil Henzlik, 79+79=158 (+14, 77th)
  • Casey Ruff, 83+77=160 (+16, 80th)
  • Max Curnow (Individual), 80+82=162 (+18, T 81st)