Cowboy Golfers Sit In 11th After The Second Day Of Desert Shootout

March 18, 2011


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The Wyoming Cowboy Golf team finished the second day of the Denver Desert Shootout in 11th-place of 15 teams (574, -2), on Friday in Goodyear, Ariz. Cowboy Gabe Maier lead the way for UW with a seven-under 65, which moved him from 41st-place to a tie for eighth place.

"Overall I thought we played pretty well today," Cowboy head golf coach Joe Jensen said. "Gabe had an awesome round today, his score of 65 was close to the low round for the tournament. I would like to see a few more rounds of par or under par tomorrow, but we have a few good things happening out there."

Leading the team scoring for the second straight day is the Oklahoma Sooners with a total team score of 544 (-32). TCU sits in second behind the Sooners with a team score of 553 (-23). Trailing the Sooners and the Frogs are; Iowa State (556, -20), St. Mary's (Calif.) (557, -19), BYU (559, -17), North Texas (560, -16), Tulsa (561, -15), Denver (565, -11), Southern Utah (570, -6) and Houston (573, -3).

Individual scoring is led by BYU's Zach Blair and Oklahoma's Abraham Ancer with a two-day total of 132 (-12). Tom Hoge of TCU and Eduardo Castiello of Oklahoma sit in a tie for third place with a two-day total of 135 (-9). Southern Utah's Jeff Evens, Tulsa's Chris Worrell and North Texas' Todolfo Cazaubon sit in a tie for fifth place with a score of 136 (-8). In a tie for eighth are Cowboy Maier and St. Mary's Henrik Holm, who trail the leaders Blair and Ancer by just five shots with a total of 137 (-7). Maier moved his way up 33 spots on the leader board posting a season best round of 65 (-7).

Zach Zaremba shot the next lowest round of the day for UW at 74 (+2), which puts him in a tie for 31st-place (142, -2). Casey Ruff matched is first day total of 75 (+3) on Friday and sits in a tie for 74th-place (150, +6). Clinton Boutelle could not equal his day one performance of 68 (-4) and shoot a season worst round of 84 (+12) dropping him to a tie for 82nd (152, +8). Michael May sits in a tie for 86th place (154,+10) after matching his day one total of 77 (+5).

Cowboy Phil Henzlik shot a day two round of 75 (+3), which puts his total at 146 (+2) tying him for 55th-place.

"We are really close to some of the teams just above us and we can maybe gain some ground tomorrow," Jensen added. "I would like tomorrow for us to put together some good rounds as a team to see if we can't jump up a few spots."

The Denver Desert Shootout is being held at the par 72, 7015-yard Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz., and will conclude on Saturday.