April 25, 2009
PROVO, Utah -
The 2009 Ping Cougar Classic came to an end for the University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team on Saturday as the Pokes shot a final round 298 and finished 12th. Over the three-round tournament, the Cowboys scored consistently and posted rounds of 299 (+11), 297 (+9) and 298 (+10) for a total of 894 (+30).
The 14-team Cougar Classic, which was hosted by BYU, was played at the Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah. In all, 78 individuals competed in the event.
Individually for the Cowboys, Gabe Maier had a great final round and fired a one-under par 71. That score game Maier a three-round total of 222 and put him in a tie for 41st place. Zach Zaremba and Mike May both shot a 77 during the final round to finish with a total score of 223 (+7). That placed each of them in a tie for 43rd place.
BYU won their own event with a three-round total of 842 (-22). Colorado State finished second with a total of 851 (-13) and Idaho finished third with a score of 854 (-10).
Individually, Southern Utah's Matt McArthur won the tournament by posting a three-round scorecard of 205 (-11). BYU's Brady Johnson and New Mexico State's Travis Reid tied for second place with a three-round total of 206 (-10).
"The teams in this field played very well, we just didn't make it happen ourselves," said UW head coach Joe Jensen. "We had a couple of good rounds today, with Gabe Maier at 71 and Max Curnow at 74. However, we just couldn't get it together with couple other guys struggling today.
"We now have a couple of days to get ready for conference. Hopefully, we can put it all together and get four guys scoring well at the same time."
The Cowboys will return to action next week as they travel to Tucson, Ariz. for the 2009 Mountain West Conference Championship. The event will be held April 30-May 2 at Omni Tucson National.