March 31, 2009
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -
The Cowboy golf team closed out the 63rd annual Western Intercollegiate on Tuesday at the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif. The Cowboys finished 15th in the three-day tournament with a combined team score of 929 (+89).
"We had great individual rounds at different times, but we couldn't put it all together and that is the difference," said UW head coach Joe Jensen. "As a team, we have to get to a point where we are stringing good rounds together. If we can do that, we will be right where we want to be. This is a great tournament and the course was extremely challenging. We just made too many little mistakes."
During Tuesday's final round, the Cowboys shot a 307 (+27) to arrive at their three-round total of 929 (+89). That final score put the Cowboys in 15th place, one stroke ahead of Kansas and within 20 strokes of six other teams.
Individually, sophomore Zach Zaremba had a very good final round, shooting a 71 (+1). With that score, Zaremba finished with a three-round total of 226 (+16) and was the Cowboys best finisher by tying for 32nd in the 93-man field.
Oregon overcame a four-stroke deficit to win the tournament with a three-round total of 865 (+25). Colorado and Fresno State tied for second with three-round totals of 873 (+33).
Individually, Oregon State's Diego Velasquez ran away with the tournament title after posting an even-par three-round total of 210. Michigan State's Jack Newman and Colorado's Derek Tolan tied for second place with a total of 213 (+3).
The Cowboy golf team will return to action next week as they host the 2009 Cowboy Classic presented by Cleveland Golf. The seventh annual Cowboy Classic will be held at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. The tournament will begin on Monday, April 6 and conclude on Tuesday, April 7. The event will be held in conjunction with the third annual Cowgirl Classic, which is held at the Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz.