PROVO, Utah -
The University of Wyoming men's golf team finished the first two rounds of the BYU Ping Cougar Classic on the Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah. The Pokes are in 10th place in the 11-team field with a tally of 583 (+7). UW shot a first round of 292 (+4) and closed with a 291 (+3). Freshman Drew McCullough led the Cowboys with total tally of 141 (-3), tying him for fourth place in the 60-man field. Sophomore Ryan Wallen and Junior Kamrin Allen join McCullough in the top-20 for the first day of competition.
"I'm thrilled to death because I think this may have been one of our best starts to a tournament so far," UW head coach Joe Jensen said. "It's a great field of athletes and we are only 11 strokes back from second place which gives us tomorrow to come out and catch some teams."
McCullough leads the Pokes after firing two rounds of 73 (+1) and 68 (-4). His round of 68 (-4) ties his career best that he last shot at the Ram Masters Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo. Wallen follows tied at ninth with a carded score of 142 (-2). Wallen recorded rounds of 70 (-2) and 72 (E). Allen also in the top-20 tied at 17th and shot rounds of 71 (-1) and 73 (+1).
Redshirt freshman Arron Lickteig, golfing as individual, fired rounds of 74 (+2) and 75 (+3), tying him for 41st place. Freshman Glenn Workman finished with a 156 (+12), tying him for 54th place. Rounding out the Cowboys is freshman Quintin Pope finishing the day with 161 (+17) and tied at 58th.Colorado State took the lead of the teams with a two-round score of 564 (-12). Southern Utah's Nic Booth leads the individuals after the first day at a tally of 138 (-6).
The Cowboys return tomorrow morning with an 18-hole round starting at 8:30 a.m. MT to conclude the tournament.
T-4th Drew McCullough - 73 (+1) - 68 (-4) = 141 (-3)
T-9th Ryan Wallen - 70 (-2) - 72 (E) = 142 (-2)
T-17th Kamrin Allen - 71 (-1) - 73 (+1) = 144 (E)
T-41st Arron Lickteig * - 74 (+2) - 75 (+3) = 149 (+5)
T-54th Glenn Workman - 78 (+6) - 78 (+6) = 156 (+12)
T-58th Quintin Pope - 83 (+11) - 78 (+6) = 161 (+17)
*Golfing as an individual