Cowboys Move Up One Place Finish Falcon Invite In 14th Place


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The Wyoming Cowboy golf team moved up one place to 14th on the final day of play at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Monday, firing its best round of the tournament of 296 (+8). Wyoming finished the tournament in 14th place of the 16-team field with a final score of 897 (+33). The Cowboys top finisher was true freshman Kamrin Allen who finished tied for 35th place of the 85-man field. Allen shot a two-over 74 in the final round to finish with a 54-hole total of 222 (+6).

"I am very pleased with how Kamrin played these last two days," Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen said. "It is great to have a true freshman to be low man for us. As a team we played better in today's round than we did in both rounds yesterday. The eight-over as a team was a top-seven round today. In a deep field, if we put three rounds together like we did today we are capable of a mid-level finish. We still need to work hard and clean some things up and we can compete with some of the top teams that were at this event."

Allen led the Cowboys in total score and was their highest finisher, but junior Eric Parish led the final round scoring for UW with a one-under 71. Parish finished the tournament in 54th place with a 54-hole score of 226 (+10). Junior Brent Baylon carded a final round 76 (+4) to finish tied for 44th place with a score of 224 (+8). Fellow junior Eddie Stewart shot a three-over 75 to finish with a score of 227 (+11) which tied him for 55th place. Sophomore Jake Hedge finished in a tie for 71st place with a score of 232 (+16) after finishing with a final round 77 (+5).

Winning the team title was Colorado who was the only team under par for the tournament shooting a three-round score of 852 (-12). Coastal Carolina and UNLV tied for second place with even-par score of 864. Colorado State and Air Force tied for fourth place with three-round totals of 886 (+2).

The Falcon Invitational' s individual medalist was Colorado's Jason Burstyn who finished with a 54-hole total of 207 (-9). Utah State's Tanner Higham took second with a score of 210 (-6). Colorado's Derek Fribbs and Coastal Carolina's Sebastian Soderberg tied for third place with score of 211 (-5). Rounding out the top five was Air Force's Kyle Westmoreland who shot a 212 (-4).

The Falcon Invitational was played at the Eisenhower Blue Course on the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. it played 7,363 yards and a par 72.

The Pokes will return to the course next Monday, Sept. 17 in Fort Collins, Colo. for the Ram Masters Invitational.