Oct. 4, 2011
LAKE TAHOE, Nev. -
The Wyoming Cowboy Golf team competed its fall season with the final round at the Nevada Wolf Pack Classic in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The Cowboys shot a final round 306 (+18) which gave them a three-round total of 905 (+41) giving them eighth place of the 14-team field. Playing from the individual spot for UW, redshirt freshman Jake Hedge shot a final round 76 (+4) giving him a final three round tally of 220 (+4) which tied him for seventh place in the 80-man field.
"I thought we played pretty well today," Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen said. "We beat a lot of quality teams at this tournament and battled some very tough conditions. Jake had an unbelievable tournament these last couple days and again it just shows the depth we have in our program this season."
After shooting a final round 306 (+18) the Cowboys concluded the tournament with a score of 905 (+41) finishing the tournament in eighth place. Hedge was the Cowboys highest finisher in a tie for seventh with his total score of 220 (+4). Junior Clinton Boutelle finished his fall season with a final round of 74 (+2). Boutelle's final round of 74 (+2) tied him for 13th place with a final total of 222 (+6). According to Jensen, senior Michael May had an excellent final round shooting an even-par 72, which gave him a three-round total of 225 (+9) and tied him for 24th place. Eddie Stewart shot a final round 79 (+7) giving him a final total of 230 (+14) tying him for 44th place. Senior Casey Ruff and Sophomroe Eric Parish finished the tournament in a tie for 60th place with a score of 233 (+17). Ruff shot a final round 81 (+9), while Parish fired a third round 82 (+10).
"Micheal played terrific today he was under par before carding a triple bogey on his final hole," Jensen added. "Even with the triple I am very proud of how he played today it was a fantastic round. Clinton also was right round par all day and he had another solid consistent finish."
Winning the team championship was San Jose State who shot a three-round total of 881 (+17). Nevada placed second with a final team score of 886 (+22). Chasing SJSU and Nevada were: Loyola-Marymount in third with a final tally of 891 (+27), Sacramento State in fourth with a final score of 892 (+28) and San Diego rounded out the top five with a final score of 893 (+29).
Taking home the individual medalist award was San Jose State's Jay Myers who was the only player to finish under par shooting a three-round total of 215 (-1). Nevada's Brian Knoll and Sacramento State's Jordan Weir finished in second place with a final score of 217 (+1). Tying for fourth place were Hawaii's Thomas Kua and Nevada's Kevin Lucas who finished with a final score of 218 (+2).
The Wolf Pack Classic was played at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada which is a par 72 and measures 7,445 yards.
The Nevada Wolf Pack Classic was Cowboy golf's final tournament of the fall season. They will begin play in the spring by hosting the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, Calif. on Feb. 25-26, 2012.
"I felt we had a very solid fall season," Jensen said. "We are trying to compete to be a top-75 team and I think the fall is helping us to build to that. We have to clean up some inconsistency issues but I know with the depth of talent on this team we will be in position in every tournament we play."