April 16, 2011
PROVO, Utah -
The Wyoming Cowboy Golf Team completed the final round of action at the BYU Cougar Classic on Saturday. Wyoming finished the tournament in a tie for 11th-place of 18 teams with a team score of 882 (+18). Senior Cowboy Gabe Maier had the highest finish for the Cowboys tying for 40th-place in the 95-man field with a three round total of 220 (+4).
"We didn't play our best during this tournament, but we were able to finish in the middle of the pack," UW head coach Joe Jensen said. "We had a pretty solid tournament I saw of a lot of good things out there. Gabe really worked hard today he just didn't get a lot out of his round."
The Cowboys shot a final round 294 (+6) on Saturday at The Classic giving them a three round total of 882 (+18). Shooting the best round of the day for Wyoming was Michael May who shot an even-par 72, giving him a three round total of 221 (+5), which finished him in a tie for 47th-place. Clinton Boutelle had the next best round of the day shooting a one-over 73 which finished him in a tie for 51st-place with a three round total of 222 (+6). Junior Casey Ruff shot a final round 74 (+2) giving him a three round total of 225 (+9) which tied him for 68th-place. Wyoming's highest finisher was Maier who shot a final round 75 (+3) giving him a total of 220 (+4) and finished him in a tie for 40th-place. Rounding out the Cowboy five was Phil Henzlik who shot a final round 76 (+4) giving him a three round total of 226 (+10) and finished him in a tie for 73rd-place.
"I was really pleased with how Mike played this weekend," Jensen added. "I also have been very pleased with Clinton's play this year, he has really solidified himself as our number two guy as a sophomore."
The individual medalist for the BYU Cougar Classic was BYU's Zac Blair who shot a three round total of 205 (-11). Finishing behind Blair was Alex Edort of Pacific in second place with a total of 206 (-10) and Matt Hansen of UC-Davis in third place with a three round score of 207 (-9). Rounding out the top five and finishing in a tie for forth place with a three round total of 208 (-8) was: Idaho's Damian Telles, UNLV's Kevin Penner and Colorado State's Kory Harrell.
Taking home the team title at the Cougar Classic was Colorado State with a three round team score of 847 (-17). Following CSU was UNLV in second place with a score of 851 (-13) and Pacific in third place with a team score of 857 (-7). Finishing in fourth place was UC-Davis with a team score of 858 (-6) and finishing in fifth was Idaho with a three round total of 860 (-4).
"We are going to work hard these next two weeks to get ready for conference," Jensen said. "I think this break will be really good for us."The Cowboys will now have two weeks off before traveling to Tucson, Ariz., for the Mountain West Conference Tournament beginning May 5.