Sept. 7, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Cowboy golfer Zach Zaremba opened the 2008 fall season in style by finishing fourth at the 2008 Air Force Falcon Invite in Colorado Springs, Colo. As a team, the Cowboys closed out the tournament in eighth place out of 17 teams on Sunday at the Eisenhower Golf Club.
"Zach played really well. He was solid throughout the weekend and did a good job of leading our team," said UW head coach Joe Jensen. "For this being our first tournament of the season, it was solid to finish in the upper half of the pack . We just need to be more consistent throughout our lineup. With one guy shooting 67 like Zach did today, we just need the others to jump on board at the same time. If we can get more consistency from four guys, then we will find ourselves closer to the top of the standings where we want to be.
"Overall, we learned a lot in the first event of the season and are looking forward to continuing things next week," added Jensen. "We are still a young team with six sophomores playing this weekend but now is the time to continue improving and become the team that we are capable of being."
Zaremba's fourth place showing is his highest career finish. He was under par in two of the three rounds of play this weekend including a final round five-under par score of 67, his best career round. Zaremba shot rounds of 71, 72 and Sunday's 67 to finish the tournament with a six-under par score of 210.
As a team, the Cowboys shot a three round total of 885, 21 over par. Colorado State won the tournament with a score of 837 (-27), UNLV finished second with a score of 848 (-16) and Washington State finished third with a total of 865 (+1).
Sophomore Gabe Maier was the Cowboys second highest finisher by tieing for 17th place with a three round score of 218 (+2). Sophomores Phil Henzlik and Mike May closed out the field for the Cowboys with respective scores of 226 (+10) and 234 (+18). Henzlik tied for 52nd place and May tied for 80th place in the 95 person field. Redshirt sophomore Aaron Johnson had to withdraw from the tournament due to injury. Redshirt sophomore Max Curnow also had a good tournament while playing as an individual and finished with a three round total of 230 (+14). Curnow tied for 68th in the tournament.
The Cowboy golf team will continue the fall season next Monday and Tuesday in Denver, Colo. The Cowboys will play in Denver University's Ron Moore Invitational on Sept. 15th and 16th.