Cowboy Golf Closes Out First Tournament of the Spring Season

March 18, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. -

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The Wyoming Cowboy golf team showed improvement on Thursday and closed out University of Arizona's National Invitational Tournament with their best round of the event. The NIT was played on the Catalina Course on the Omni Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.

The Cowboys shot their best round of the tournament on Thursday, posting a 296 (+8). That gave the Pokes a tournament total of 907 (+43). The Cowboys jumped to 12th place in the final team standings.

Individually, junior Zach Zaremba was the Cowboys' top performer. Zaremba shot a final-round 74 (+2) to finish the tournament with a three-round total of 224 (+8). That placed him in a tie for 44th in the event. Junior Gabe Maier was the Pokes' second best player, finishing in a tie for 48th place with a score of 225 (+9). Redshirt freshman Clinton Boutelle had UW's best round of the tournament on Thursday, shooting an even-par 72. He tied for 61st with a total of 228 (+12).

"We weren't great but we played much better as a team today," UW Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "Our goal is to make progress with each round as we continue the spring season, and we did that today. Clinton played especially well, which was encouraging."

TCU won the tournament with a three-round score of 852 (-12). Texas and SMU rounded out the top three with respective scores of 852 and 865.

Texas' Dylan Frittelli was the individual medalist after posting a three-round total of 210 (-6). Baylor's Joakim Mikkelsen and Colorado State's Bryce Hanstad tied for second place with a total of 213 (-3).

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

The Cowboys will return to the links next week as they travel to San Diego, Calif. to compete in the Barona Collegiate Cup. That tournament is hosted by San Diego State University.

Wyoming Team Results, Scores

  • Zach Zaremba, 75+75+74=224 (+8, T 44th)
  • Gabe Maier, 75+74+76=225 (+9, T 48th)
  • Clinton Boutelle, 77+79+72=228 (+12, T 61st)
  • Phil Henzlik, 79+79+74=232 (+16, 69th)
  • Casey Ruff, 83+77+79=239 (+23, T 80th)
  • Max Curnow (Individual), 80+82+80=242 (+26, 83rd)