Sept. 29, 2012
Wyoming Cowboy freshman golfer Kamrin Allen recorded his second top-10 finish of the season at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate on Saturday, in Albuquerque, N.M. Allen fired a final round 72 (E) to finish tied for 10th place of the 84-man field with a 54-hole score of 219 (+3). Allen's top 10 finish is his third-consecutive top-25 finish and the fourth of his young Cowboy career. As a team the Cowboys shot a final round 310 (+22) finishing with a three-round score of 910 (+46). The Pokes finished the event in 13th place of the 14-team field.
"Kamrin played outstanding this weekend," Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen said. "This is a very difficult golf course and it takes everything you have. I am disappointed how we finished as a team. We had the opportunity to defeat some good programs and just could not get it done today."
Allen led the Cowboy finish for the fourth-consecutive event. Sophomore Jake Hedge was Wyoming's next highest finisher, finishing tied for 53rd place with a final score of 230 (+14) after carding a final round 83 (+11). Junior Eddie Stewart shot a final round 77 (+5) finishing with 54-hole total of 234 (+18) tying for 67th place. Fellow junior Brent Baylon finished tied for 71st place with a final score of 236 (+20) after shooting a final round 79 (+7). Wyoming's other junior Eric Parish shot a final round 82 (+10) to finish with a three-round total of 239 (+23) and tie for 79th place.
Winning the team championship was New Mexico who was the only team under-par for the event finishing with a three-round score of 849 (-15). Colorado finished second behind UNM with a score of 878 (+14). In third place was San Francisco with an 886 (+22) team score. BYU, Baylor and Minnesota all tied for fourth place with scores of 890 (+26).
New Mexico's Gavin Green was the events individual medalists finishing with a 54-hole score of seven-under 209. Erik Van Rooyen finished second with a score of 210 (-6), followed by New Mexico's John Catlin in third with a score of 212 (-4). San Francisco's Cory McElyea finished in fourth place with a score of 213 (-3) and UC Irvine's Pete Fernandez rounded out the top five with a score of 214 (-2).
The event was played at the University of New Mexico Championship course. The course played a par 72 and 7,562 yards in length.
The conclusion of the William H. Tucker-New Mexico Intercollegiate closes the Cowboy golf fall season. Wyoming will return to the course hosting the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, Calif., on Feb. 22-24, 2013.
"Overall I am proud of how we played this fall season," Jensen said. "We had some very good rounds, but were just not consistent enough. I am looking forward to having a quality player like Clinton (Boutelle) back in the spring. It is tough not to have your senior leader all fall season. This team is going to be very competitive in the spring."