April 27, 2013
PROVO, Utah -
The University of Wyoming men's golf team closed the PING Cougar Classic with its best round of the spring season and its third best round of the season to date carding a two-under 286 on Saturday in Provo, Utah. The Cowboys final round finished them in sixth place of the nine-team field with a score of 872 (+8). Wyoming's 872 (+8) was its best three-round total of the spring season and its second-best total throughout the season. Junior Brent Baylon shot a career-best 69 (-3) in the final round and finished the highest for UW tying for 14th place of the 52-man field with another career-best 54-hole score of 216 (E).
"I am very happy with Brent to shoot his career-best score," Wyoming Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "It was also great to have three guys under par today. I feel solid how we played today. It was great to have our best round of the spring. I still see a few things we need correct and we need to be a little sharper, but overall I feel solid."
Junior Eric Parish and senior Clinton Boutelle also finished in the top 25 of the event for the Pokes. Parish carded a final round 75 (+3) to finish tied for 16th place with a score of 217 (+1). It was Parish's second top-25 finish of the season. Boutelle closed the event with a one-under 71 to finish with a score of 219 (+3) tying him for 23rd place. It was his first top-25 finish and his fourth round of par or better this season. Junior Eddie Stewart carded his fifth under-par round this season with a 71 (-1) finishing tied for 28th place with a score of 220 (+4). Playing from one of UW's individual places, sophomore Jake Hedge carded a final round 74 (+2) to finish tied for 37th place with a final tally of 223 (+7). Wyoming's other individual P.J. Thomas finished tied for 49th place with a score of 233 (+17) after shooting a final round 81 (+9). Freshman Kamrin Allen shot a final round 81 (+9) to finish with a score of 234 (+18) and in 50th place.
The PING Cougar Classic was played at Riverside Country Club. The course plays a par 72 and 7,142 yards.
The event was the Cowboys final tuneup before traveling to the Mountain West Championship next weekend, May 3-5 at OMNI Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.
"It is going to take three rounds like today for us to be competitive at a very good conference meet next weekend," Jensen said. "The good thing is we are playing pretty well right now, but we still need to continue to work and get better."