March 25, 2010
LAKESIDE, Calif. -
Two Cowboys are currently in the top-10 following the opening two rounds at the 104-man Barona Collegiate Cup in Lakeside, Calif. The event, which is hosted by San Diego State, will conclude on Friday with a final round of 18 holes.
Leading the Cowboys were juniors Gabe Maier and Phil Henzlik, who are each tied for eighth place with an even-par two-round score of 144. Maier shot rounds of 70 (-2) and 74 (+2), while Henzlik shot an even-par 72 in each round. Redshirt freshman Clinton Boutelle is also currently in the top-20, as he sits in a tie for 18th with a two-round score of 146 (+2).
"Gabe and Phil each played great today and I am proud of them," UW Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "They both had two solid rounds are in the top-10 of a competitive field. They both played like leaders today."
As a team, the Cowboys are currently in seventh place with a two-round score of 744 (+24). The Cowboys had a great start, shooting a 363 (+3) in Thursday's first round. The Pokes then shot a 381 (+21) in the second round.
"As a team, we came out and had a great first round," Jensen added. "We then had a solid first nine holes during the second round, but unfortunately started leaking oil during the last nine holes.
"Despite the tough ending, we are still in a pretty decent position. We are only seven strokes behind Oregon, who is the seventh ranked team in the nation. We are looking to close things out with a very good round tomorrow."
San Diego State leads its' own event after posting a two-round score of 712 (-8). Nevada and UC Irvine round out the top-three with respective scores of 730 (+10) and 733 (+13).
Individually, UC Irvine's John Chin is currently in first place after posting a two-round score of 136 (-8). San Diego State's Johan Carlsson is in second place at 137 (-7) and three different players are tied for third place.
The Barona, which is being played at the Barona Creek Golf Club in Lakeside, Calif., utilizes a unique format as six players from each team compete and the top five scores go toward the team total.
Tomorrow's final round will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. (Mountain Time).