Cowboy Golf Opens Play at the 2009 Ping Cougar Classic

April 24, 2009

PROVO, Utah -

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Following Friday's opening two rounds at the 2009 Ping Cougar Classic, University of Wyoming golfers Zach Zaremba and Mike May are each tied for 26th place with a two-over par total of 146.

The Cougar Classic, which is hosted by BYU, is being played at the Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah. The course measures in at 6,902 yards and plays to a par of 72. The tournament features 14 teams and 78 individuals.

As a team, the Cowboys fired a first round 299 (+11) and a second round 297 (+9) to arrive at their total score of 596 (+20). That total places the Pokes in a tie for 11th place with Utah Valley University.

Aside from Zaremba and May's solid opening rounds for the Pokes, Gabe Maier is currently in 55th place (151, +7) and Phil Henzlik is in 64th place (153, +9).

BYU leads their own tournament after posting a two-round score of 559 (-17). Idaho is in second place with a total of 566 (-10) and Boise State is in third place at 570 (-6).

Individually, Southern Utah's Matt McArthur leads the tournament with a two-round scorecard of 133 (-11). Idaho's Brad Tensen is in second place with a score of 134 (-10), while New Mexico State's Travis Reid and BYU's Esteban Calista are tied for third place at 137 (-7).

"We have a big day tomorrow," said UW head coach Joe Jensen. "A lot could change as we are one of six teams within 15 strokes of one another. With a good final round, we could move up quite a bit and really help ourselves.

"As a team, we had a pretty average day today. We had four guys score pretty well, but we are lacking that lead horse."

The 2009 Ping Cougar Classic will conclude on Saturday with one round of 18 holes. The day will begin with tee-times at 8 a.m.