Allen Leads Pokes In The Final Round Of Mark Simpson Invite

Sept. 25, 2012

ERIE, Colo. -

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Freshman Wyoming Cowboy golfer Kamrin Allen led the Cowboy golf team during the final round of the Mark Simpson-Colorado Invitational on Tuesday, in Erie, Colo. Allen fired a five-under 67 in the final round to finish tied for 20th place of the 80-man field with a score of 214 (-2). Allen's 67 (-5) tied for the second-best round of the day at the event and is a career-best round. His finish is also his third top-25 finish in four events this season and the third of his career. As a team, the Cowboys carded their fourth-best round of the season in the final round shooting a 286 (-2) moving them up one place on the team leaderboard to finish 13th of the 14 team field. The Pokes finished with a final team total of 876 (+12).

"Kamrin is off to a great start this season," Wyoming Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "He has played very well all four tournaments this season and he just needs to keep playing consistent golf. I feel encouraged with this team because there is a lot of good golf there. As a team we just need to put three solid rounds together and we can compete with anyone."

Allen's top-20 finish led the Cowboys, but Sophomore Jake Hedge also fired an under-par round in the final round. Hedge shot a season-best three-under 69 to finish in a tie for 32nd place with a score of 217 (+1). Junior Eddie Stewart was the Cowboys next highest finisher tying for 52nd place. Stewart carded a final round 73 (+1) and finished with a 54-hole total of 222 (+6). Fellow junior Brent Baylon shot a final round 77 (+5) to finish tied for 58th place with a final score of 223 (+7). The Cowboys other junior Eric Parish finished the tournament with a 79 (+7) giving him a final tally of 234 (+18). Parish finished the event in 77th place.

"I am happy for Jake to rebound and play well this event," Jensen said.

The individual medalist was Colorado State's Kirby Pettitt who fired a tournament-best final round of 64 (-8) to finish with a 14-under 202. Oregon State's Brian Jung finished second with a score of 205 (-11). In third was Colorado's Derek Fribbs who shot a 207 (-9), followed by UMKC's Nathan Hughes who was one stroke behind Fribbs with a score of 208 (-8). Kansas' Chris Gilbert and UMKC's Korbin Kuehn finished tied for fifth with a score of 209 (-7).

Taking home the team championship was Oregon State who shot a three-round total of 843 (-21). Host school Colorado finished second with a 19-under 845, followed by Colorado State who was two strokes behind in third place with a score of 847 (-17). UMKC finished fourth with a total of 854 (-10), while Kansas and UT Arlington finished tied for fifth with a six-under score of 858.

The Cowboys will conclude the fall season on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29 in Albuquerque, N.M. with the William H. Tucker Invitational.