March 21, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. -
The Wyoming Cowboy Golf Team was originally scheduled to play two rounds on Monday at the Arizona/National Invitational Tournament, but darkness suspended play during the second round in Tucson, Ariz. The Cowboys are currently in seventh place with a team score of 304 (+16). All five of the Cowboys were unable to finish their second rounds and will continue Tuesday.
"I thought the guys played better today than this weekend," Wyoming head golf coach Joe Jensen said. "The conditions were very tough today, but we got off to a pretty decent start."
Jensen overall was pretty happy with his teams performance, especially his three seniors. Leading the way through the first round was senior Gabe Maier who shot a one-over 73, which tied him for fourth place. Phil Henzlik was right behind Maier shooting a first round 74 (+2) that tied him for tenth place. Fellow senior Zach Zaremba shot a 76 (+4) in the first round placing him in a tie for 30th-place.
According to Jensen, Clinton Boutelle and Michael May struggled a little bit during the first round but were playing better before the second round was suspended. Boutelle came into the clubhouse after the first round with an 81 (+9) tying him for 77th-place. May finished right behind Boutelle shooting an 82 (+10) that tied him for 81st-place.
Leading the team scoring through the first round was Arizona with a team score of 284 (-2). Individually Arizona's Jonathan Khan shot a first round 67 (-5), which set the pace of the 95-man field.
"This is a really tightly bunched and great field," Jensen added. "There is a lot of golf left to be played. Tomorrow is a really big day for us and we would like to see if we can't sneak up the leaderboard."
The first round was played on Tucson National's Catalina Course, a par 72, 7,245 yard layout. The second round is played on the Sonoran Course, a par 70, 6,652 course.
Play at the National Invitational Tournament will begin Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time. The third round will begin at the originally scheduled 9:00 a.m.