March 24, 2014
CRESWELL, Ore. -
The University of Wyoming men’s golf team opened play at the Duck Invitational on Monday morning in Eugene, Ore. The Pokes shot a first round score of 304 (+16) and carded a 296 (+8) in the afternoon to finish the opening day of the 54-hole tournament in 12th place in the 16-team field with a tally of 600 (+24). Sophomore Kamrin Allen had a couple of his best rounds of the spring to start the tournament off, which is being held at the par-72, 7-165-yard Emerald Valley Golf Course. Allen had four birdies and fired a 73 (+1) during the first round, he then added four more birdies in the second round for a score of 72 (E) and sits tied for sixth place of the 88-man field with a 145 (+1).
“We’re playing a little better and most importantly we are being competitive,” Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen said. “We had really good play from plenty of our guys today but this is a tough course. We know there is still work that needs to be done.”
Senior Brent Baylon was steady in both rounds on Monday, as he shot a 70 (-2) in the morning and a 75 (+3) in the afternoon to put him tied for sixth with 145 (+1). Senior Eddie Stewart carded a 79 (+7) in the first round with a 73 (+1) in the afternoon, to put him in a tie for 55th with 152 (+8). Freshman Ryan Wallen, not playing as an individual for the first time this year, recorded a first round score of 82 (+10), and a 76 (+4) during the second round.
Senior Eric Parish shot an 85 (+13) in the first round and finished the day with a 76 (+4) after the lunch break. Playing as an individual, junior Cameron Lindell shot a two-round total of 157 (+13) on Monday and is tied for 76th.
After the first two rounds, Byron Meth of Pacific has a one-stroke lead over Minnesota’s Jose Mendez. Meth fired a 141 (-3), while Mendez carded a 142 (-2). Sulman Raza of Oregon is sitting third with 143 (-1). Oregon State is currently the team leader with a 582 (+6), with Oregon two-shots behind for second place.
“We need a little more consistency,” Jensen said. “We had a great week of practice and we have an opportunity to go out and play well tomorrow. The guys have to get their mind right and come out with a positive attitude for tomorrow so we can finish strong.”
The final round will begin at 9:30 a.m. MT on Tuesday with live scoring available at golfstat.com.
Wyoming Individual Results
T6. Kamrin Allen: 73 (+1) – 72 (E) = 145 (+1)
T6. Brent Baylon: 70 (-2) - 75 (+3) = 145 (+1)
T55. Eddie Stewart: 79 (+7) – 73 (+1) = 152 (+8)
T76. Cameron Lindell:* 83 (+11) – 74 (+2) = 157 (+13)
T80. Ryan Wallen: 82 (+10) – 76 (+3) = 158 (+14)
T83. Eric Parish: 85 (+13) – 76 (+3) = 161 (+17)
*Playing as an individual