May 19, 2011
ERIE, Colo. -
Rain and Lighting halted the first round of the 2011 NCAA Regional Golf Tournament in Erie, Colo. on Thursday. Wyoming Golfer Gabe Maier made it through 12 holes and was one-over par before play was suspended. He will finish his first round Friday morning at 8 a.m. and play his second round Friday afternoon.
"Gabe played pretty solid today," Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen said. "He is hitting the ball well. The golf course is not playing difficult. The most difficult part has been the weather. I think this (suspension of play) will work well for us. I would like to see Gabe get back into the red numbers tomorrow morning, and go have a great round tomorrow afternoon."
After 12 holes completed Maier currently sits in a tie for 35th place at one-over par.
On the top of the team leaderboard is No. 1 Oklahoma State who shot a first round 276 (-12), followed by No. 13 Auburn (280, -8), No. 24 Arizona State (282, -6), Colorado State who is five-under par through 15 holes and No. 25 Clemson (289, +1) rounds out the top five.
Setting the pace individually is Colorado State's Zahkai Brown who currently sits at seven-under par through 16 holes. In second place is Oklahoma State's Sean Einhaus who shot a first round 66 (-6). Trailing Brown and Einhaus in third place is Auburn's Niclas Carlsson who shot a 67 (-5). Rounding out the top five are three individuals tied for fourth place with a 67 (-3), including Arizona State's Jesper Kennegard and Scott Pinckney, and Georgia's T.J. Mitchell.
The first round of the NCAA Golf Regional will resume Friday morning at 8 a.m. MT, with the second round to begin at the conclusion of the first.