March 25, 2011
LAKE SIDE, Calif. -
The Wyoming Cowboy Golf team competed their final round of the SDSU/Barona Collegiate Cup on Friday in rainy and windy conditions, but were still able to move up four spots on the leaderboard. The Cowboys shot a three round total of 1141 (+61) which put them in a tie for 11th-place in the 16 team field.
"The weather was really difficult today, but our guys were able to play through it," Cowboy Golf head coach Joe Jensen said. "We were able to improve a little bit today and move up the leaderboard. We have been on the road playing and training for two weeks straight now and I think a lot of good came out of it."
Thursday's highest finisher for the Cowboys Clinton Boutelle sat in a tie for eighth place to begin the day but could not hold on to his spot shooting an 11-over 83 giving him a three round total of 226 (+10), which finished him in a tie for 36th-place of the 100-man field. Seniors Gabe Maier and Zach Zaremba shot a 78 (+6) and 74 (+2), respectively, to finish them in a tie for 40th-place with a total score of 227 (+11). Michael May also recorded a 74 (+2) in today's tough conditions giving him a three round total of 232 (+16), finishing him in a tie for 66th-place. Casey Ruff finished the day with a 14-over round of 86, giving him a total of 238 (+22) and tied him for 85th-place. Phil Henzlik improved on his two rounds from Thursday shooting a five-over 77, which gave him a total of 246 (+30) and tied him for 97th.
Taking home the individual medalist award was UC-Santa Barbara's Glen Scher with a three round total of 209 (-7). Nevada's Scott Smith and San Diego State's J.J. Spaun tied for second with a 210 (-6). Rounding out the top five was San Diego's Alex Ching and San Diego State's Johan Carlsson with a total of 214 (-2).
Winning the team title was San Diego State with a three round total of 1079 (-1). Trailing SDSU was San Diego with a team total of 1086 (+6), St. Mary's (Calif.) (1110 (+30), Nevada (1111, +31) and Arizona with a team total of 1113 (+33).
"We will take the week off now and prepare to host the Cowboy Classic," Jensen added. "We are still looking to put together a complete tournament from everyone but I know this group is capable of it."
The Cowboys will now have the next week off before hosting the Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz. on April 3-4.