Sept. 18, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The Wyoming Cowboy golf team shot its second under-par round of the season in the second round of the Air Force Falcon Invitational to finish the days play in sixth place of the 19-team field. Junior Clinton Boutelle and Senior Casey Ruff both shot under-par second rounds to help the Cowboys to a round two 285 (-3). Boutelle leads the way for UW with a four-under 140 tying him for sixth place of the 100-man field.
The Air Force Falcon Invitational is being played at the Air Force Academy's Eisenhower Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., it measures 7,363 yards and plays a par 72.
"I am very pleased to see an under-par afternoon round," Wyoming golf head coach Joe Jensen said. "We are working hard and I am proud of how we played."
In today's first round the Cowboys shot a 292 (+4) which put them in eighth place. Boutelle and Eddie Stewart started the day with an even-par round of 72, tying them for 22nd place. Ruff shot a one-over 73 in the first round which tied him for 33rd place. Eric Parish sat in a tie for 60th place after shooting a first round 75 (+3). Michael May shot a first round 79 (+7) which tied him for 90th place. Playing as an individual for the Cowboys, redshirt freshman Jake Hedge shot a first round 77 (+5) which tied him for 75th place.
The Cowboys came out and played well in the second round shooting a three-under 285 which gave them a two round total of 577 (+1). Boutelle led the way for UW shooting a four-under 68. He finished the day with a score of 140 (-4) tying him for sixth place. Ruff also shot and under-par round for UW, firing a three-under 69 giving him a total of 142 (-2) which tied him for 12th place. Stewart shot a second round 74 (+2) and was UW's next highest finisher in 36th place with a total of 146 (+2). Parish and May also shot 74 (+2) in the second round. Parish finished the day with a score of 149 (+5) tying him for 51st place. May finished the day with a total score of 153 (+9) which tied him for 85th place. Hedge, as an individual, sits in a tie for 69th place with a score of 150 (+6) after shooting a second round 73 (+1).
Leading the tournament as a team is Colorado with a team score of 559 (-17). Trailing the Buffaloes are: UNLV in second with a team score of 561 (-15), CSU in third with a team total of 568 (-8), Denver in fourth with a two round score of 574 (-2) and Ball State rounds out the top five with a score of 575 (-1). The Cowboys are currently two strokes behind Ball State in sixth place with a team score of 577 (+1).
"We are going to go out and play hard tomorrow and try and move up the leaderboard with another under-par round," Jensen added. "We have put ourselves in position for a nice finish in a very good field."
Colorado State's Zahkai Brown leads the tournament individual with a two round score of 137 (-7). In a tie for second place are Colorado's Kevin Kring, Ball State's T.J. Carpenter and UNLV's Nicholas Maruri who finished the day with a score of 138 (-6). Roberto Ballesteros of Costal Carolina sits in fifth place after shooting a two round total of 139 (-5). Boutelle is tied in sixth place with UNLV's Derek Ernst and CU-Colorado Springs' Spencer Biersdorff with a two round score of 140 (-4).
Wyoming golf will conclude play with 18 holes at the Air Force Falcon Invitational on Monday beginning at 7:30 a.m.