March 17, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. -
The University of Wyoming men's golf team closed the Don Puckette-Arizona National Invitational Tournament on Sunday, at OMNI Tucson National golf course in Tucson, Ariz. Senior Clinton Boutelle shot a final round 75 (+3) to finish the tournament in 64th place of the 92-man field with a 54-hole score of 226 (+10). Playing from the individual spot, redshirt sophomore P.J. Thomas shot the best round of the tournament for the Pokes carding a final round 72 (E) to finish tied for 73rd place with a three-round score of 229 (+13). Thomas' even-par round was his best round of the season. The Cowboys closed the tournament in 16th place of the loaded 16-team field with a time score of 919 (+55). They shot a final round 305 (+17).
"Clinton and P.J. both played very solid today," Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen said. "I am very happy with P.J. coming in and competing well from the individual spot. As a team, I am seeing a lot of good things out there we just need to get our confidence back. I know the more holes we play and the more practice we get our confidence level will go up and we will start eliminating the mistakes and losing the rust."
Junior Brent Baylon shot a final round 75 (+3) finishing three places behind Thomas tied for 76th place with a score of 230 (+14). Fellow junior Eric Parish finished the event in 83rd place after firing a final round 79 (+7) to finish with a three-round score of 232 (+16). Sophomore Jake Hedge shot his best round of the tournament in the final round carding a four-over 76 to finish tied for 87th place with a score of 235 (+19). Junior Eddie Stewart rounded out the UW scoring shooting a final round 80 (+8) giving him 236 (+20) for the tournament and tying him for 89th place.
The event was played at OMNI Tucson National Golf Club that plays 7,094 yards and a par 72.
The Cowboys will continue their Arizona road trip with the Denver Desert Shootout in Goodyear, Ariz., beginning Thursday, March 21 and continuing to Saturday, March 23.