VICTOR, Idaho - The University of Wyoming men's golf team opened its season at Battle in the Tetons, Monday in Victor, Idaho, at Headwaters Country Club. The Cowboys, who are two-time defending champions, shot a 575 (-1) in the first two rounds and sit in third place.
"I'm very pleased with the first day of the tournament," Head Coach Joe Jensen said. "We have a younger group with four freshmen but their attitudes are positive and wanting to get better. It's great opportunity to get some extra training in and helps me to get to know the younger guys in this group."
Junior Kamrin Allen, defending individual champion, opened with 70 and recorded 73 for the afternoon round. Allen, sophomore Ryan Wallen and Freshman Drew McCullough are all tied at fifth at a carded score of 143(-1). Wallen shot a 68 for the morning round and 75 for the afternoon round. McCullough shot 70 for the morning and a 73 for the afternoon round. Freshman Glenn Workmen carded 74 and 75 for 149 (+5) and freshman Aaron Lickteig scored 81 and 72 for 153 (+9) for the day.
UW shot a team score of 282 (-6) in the opening round and followed with a round of 293 (+5) in the afternoon. The Cowboys sit five strokes behind Utah State as the Aggies shot a score of 570 (-6) for the day. Wyoming is 10 strokes ahead of Weber State as the Wildcats scored 585 (+9) for the first day. Utah Valley carded 588 (+12) and followed by Westminster College-UT at 596 (+20).
"I think that Kamrin and Ryan are great role models for these guys being the two returners and have been to many tournaments," added Jensen.
The Cowboys will conclude play at Battle in the Tetons with one round Tuesday morning.