Sept. 3, 2012
VICTOR, Idaho -
In its first tournament of the 2012-13 regular season, the Wyoming Cowboy golf team carded two excellent rounds of golf and hold the day one lead at the Battle of the Tetons in Victor, Idaho. Wyoming shot a first round 277 (-11) and a second round 285 (-3) to finish the day with a total of 562 (-14) to lead the eight-team field. The Cowboys 11-under round is tied for the second-best round in Cowboy history. Junior Eddie Stewart holds the individual lead of the 48-man field after the first two rounds shooting a first round 68 (-4) and 69 (-3) to finish with a total of 137 (-7).
"We played well today," Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen said. "Today was a great start to our fall, but we just need to take it one day at a time. We had a solid practice round yesterday and I am very happy with how we have prepared all week. We just need to go out and have a solid round tomorrow and not worry about our scores."
As a team the Cowboys lead the tournament by 24 strokes over their nearest competitor, Valparaiso who finished with a score of 586 (+10). Individually, Stewart holds the day one lead with his seven-under 137. Fellow junior Eric Parish is one stroke behind Stewart after shooting rounds of 68 (-4) and 70 (-2). Parish finished the day with a 138 (-6) to sit in second place individually. Stewart and Parish lead the individual scoring by four strokes over fellow Cowboy sophomore Jake Hedge. Hedge sits in a tie for third place after shooting back-to-back rounds of 71 (-1). He finished the day with a final score of 142 (-2). One of the Cowboys two new faces, true freshman Kamrin Allen is currently in a tie for 11th place with a score of 146 (+2). Allen fired an under-par round in his collegiate round with a two-under 70. He fell back in the second round, but fired a 76 (+4). Wyoming's other new face, junior college transfer Brent Baylon sits in a tie for 24th place after shooting rounds of 76 (+4) and 75 (+3) to finish with a score of 151 (+7).
As a team, Wyoming holds the 36-hole lead with their 562 (-14). Valparaiso is in second place with a score of 586 (+10). In third is Weber State after firing a 591 (+15), Utah State is in fourth place (593, +17) and Utah Valley University rounds out the top five with a score of 594 (+18).
Individually, Stewart holds the lead with his 137 (-7). Parish sits in second with his 138 (-6), while Hedge and Valparaiso's Austin Gaugert are tied for third. Rounding out the top five is Kyler Dearden who shot a one-under 143.
The Cowboys will continue play at the Battle in the Tetons on Tuesday morning, with one 18 hole round.