May 4, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. -
Junior Eric Parish and senior Clinton Boutelle both fired a second-round 72 (+1) to lead the University of Wyoming men's golf team on the second day of the Mountain West Championship on Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. Parish improved by three strokes between the first and second rounds and his round two score gave him a 36-hole total of 147 (+5) which tied him for 19th place of the 45-man field. Boutelle tied Parish for the best UW round of the day improving by six strokes between rounds to finish tied in 29th place with a score of 150 (+8). The Cowboys also improved six strokes between day one and two shooting a 293 (+9) second round to finish tied with Fresno State for sixth place of the nine-team field with a score of 592 (+24).
"I am proud of the way Eric has played so far," Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen said. "He is in very good position to have a nice finish. As a team, we got off to a bad start this morning, but I am proud of how we battled all day. We are in a good position to beat some teams tomorrow. A couple teams had some very nice rounds today and I feel like ours is coming. We just need to work really hard to prepare for tomorrow and go play hard."
Parish and Boutelle led the Cowboys on the second day, with freshman Kamrin Allen improving the most on the team dropping 15 strokes between rounds finishing with a second round 74 (+3). Allen is currently tied for 44th place with a two-round score of 163 (+21). Junior Eddie Stewart is in position for a top-25 finish after shooting a 75 (+4) in today's round to finish with a 149 (+7) and tied for 24th place. Fellow junior Brent Baylon is tied with Boutelle for 29th place after shooting a seven-over 78.
San Diego State and New Mexico are tied at the top of the team leaderboard with a five-under 563 two-round score, after the Aztecs carded a nine-under 275 in the second round to catch the Lobos. UNLV is eight strokes behind the leaders in third place with a 571 (+3), followed by Air Force in fourth with a score of 578 (+10) and Colorado State in fifth one shot behind at 579 (+11). UW and Fresno State are tied in sixth followed by Boise State in eighth with a score of 598 (+30) and Nevada in ninth with a 47-over 615.
New Mexico's Gavin Green, San Diego State's Riccardo Michelini and UNLV's Kevin Penner are tied for first place with a 36-hole score of 139 (-3). Tied for fourth place with a score of 140 (-2) are San Diego State's Tom Berry and Xander Schauffele as well as Boise State's Taeksoo Kim. Four players are tied for seventh place with a one-under score of 141 including New Mexico's John Catiln and Victor Perez as well as Air Force teammates Philip Colwell and Kyle Westmoreland.
The championship is being played at OMNI Tucson National Golf Club Catalina Course. It plays a par 71 and measures 7,144 yards.
Wyoming will concluded the conference championship on Sunday with a final 18-hole round. The Cowboys will be in the first groups off the tee from 8-8:40 a.m. MT. Allen will tee off first at 8 a.m., followed by Baylon at 8:10, Boutelle at 8:20, Stewart at 8:30 and Parish at 8:40. The Cowboys will be playing with Boise State and Nevada.