April 8, 2014
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -
Sophomore Kamrin Allen tied for 35th at 216 (+6) to lead the University of Wyoming men's golf team at the Cowboy Classic on Tuesday at the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. The host Cowboys tied for 15th in in the final team standings in the 21-team field and carded a 291 (+9) in the final round.
"We had guys playing well at times but we underperformed," Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen said. "It was another competitive field and it was nice to see us compete throughout the tournament but there is always something that we could have done better."
Senior Eddie Stewart recorded the best round of the day for the Pokes with a 70 (E). He completed the tournament with a total tally of 218 (+8) and tied for 46th, which equals his best finish of the spring. Freshman Ryan Wallen ended the tournament on a high note with his third round 73 (+3). His total score at the Talking Stick Golf Course was 220 (+10), which tied for 59th.
Senior Brent Baylon, who is coming off his best-career finish at the Oregon Duck Invitational and was Wyoming's top finisher last year at the Cowboy Classic, recorded a third round 77 (+7) to finish with 223 (+13). Baylon tied for 68th, while senior Eric Parish finished with a three-round total tally of 236 (+26). He had his best round of the tournament with a 76 (+6) during Tuesday's final round. Cameron Lindell recorded his best round of the event Tuesday with a 74 (+4). He finished the Cowboy Classic with a 232 (+22), while P.J. Thomas, the other Cowboy playing as an individual, finished one shot behind Lindell with a 233 (+23). He shot a 76 (+6) during the third round.
"Some of the guys played well," Jensen said. "I was pretty pleased with Kamrin. Ryan, as a freshman, proved he can be in our lineup. The upside is we can play better but we have to have a little more consistency. At times they struggled and that seemed to really get to them but overall, Talking Stick was great."
Oklahoma won the 21-team Cowboy Classic with 831 (-9), while BYU and Colorado tied for second at 838 (-2). Michael Gellerman of Oklahoma took the individual title at 204 (-6), while David Oraee of Colorado and Cole Ogden of BYU tied for second with 205 (-5).
The Cowboy Classic was the final tune-up for the Pokes before the Mountain West Championships in Tucson, Ariz., that begins April 25.
Wyoming Final Individual Results
Kamrin Allen: 71-73-72=216 (+6)
Eddie Stewart: 73-75-70=218 (+8)
Brent Baylon: 72-74-77=223 (+13)
Ryan Wallen: 73-74-73=230 (+20)
Cameron Lindell *: 76-82-74=232 (+22)
P.J. Thomas *: 74-83-76=233 (+23)
Eric Parish: 79-81-76=236 (+26)
*Played as individuals