Cowboy Golfers in Eighth Place through Two Rounds at Cougar Classic

April 18, 2008

PROVO, Utah -

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The Wyoming Cowboy golf team played two rounds on Friday at the BYU Cougar Classic in Provo, and is tied for eighth place out of 14 teams.

UW shot team scores of 289 (+1) and 286 (-2). Their total of one-under par 575 is four strokes behind Air Force and Boise State.

New Mexico State is leading the tournament with a mark of 559 (-17), while their in-state rival New Mexico is in second place at 561 (-15).

"I'm cautiously pleased with the way we're playing," said Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen. "There is a bit of rhythm with these five freshmen that is developing. We're a competitive group and that shows progress. We have the talent to continue to play well, however it will take an under-par round to maintain or move up tomorrow."

Cowboy Gabe Maier posted a team-best 36-hole total of 142 (-2) and is tied for 15th place out of 78 players. Maier's second round scorecard of 69 (-3) is his career-best. Wyoming's Phil Henzlik shot steady rounds of 73 (+1) and 71 (-1). He is tied for 26th place. Henzlik's round of one-under par 71 was also his career-best.

UW's Zach Zaremba shot 68 (-4) in the morning round, which ties a team-best this season.

Washington State's Nick Ellis is a top the individual leaderboard with his score of 136 (-8). Six other players are tied for second place at 138 (-6).

One final round of 18 holes will be played on Saturday morning.

The 54-hole event is taking place at Riverside Golf Course, which is par 72 and measures 7,001 yards.