Oct. 4, 2010
LAKE TAHOE, Nev. -
After a couple of disappointing tournaments, the Wyoming Cowboy golf team got things back on track on Monday and are off to a good start at the Nevada Wolf Pack Classic in Lake Tahoe, Nev.
After the first two rounds, three different Cowboys rank in the top 20 of the 80-man field and as a team the Pokes are in sixth place of 15 teams.
Individually, seniors Gabe Maier and Phil Henzlik, as well as redshirt junior Michael May are leading the Cowboys. Maier fired rounds of 71 and 72 and is tied for 12th place with a two-round score of 143 (-1). Both Henzlik and May are tied for 18th place with a two-round total of 145 (+1). Henzlik shot rounds of 75 and 70, while May strung together rounds of 72 and 73.
As a team, the Cowboys arrived at sixth place after posting rounds of 290 (+2) and 293 (+5). They currently have a two-round combined score of 583 (+7).
"We played much better today than we have over our last two events and that feels really good," UW Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "The guys all hit it well today, and it is great to be competitive and know we are in the mix. It is also nice to see three guys from Wyoming in the top 20 of the standings.
"Now that we got off to a good start, we need to come out and play well tomorrow. We are seven strokes from second place and we would like to catch a few teams.
"On a side note, it has been exciting to play in Nevada's event knowing that they, along with Fresno State who is also here, will be in the Mountain West in the future. Those are two very good golf programs and it is exciting to look at each of them as future conference opponents."
San Diego leads the event through two rounds with a 12-under par total of 564. Nevada is currently in second place (576, E) and Fresno State is in third place (577, +1).
Individually, San Diego's Alex Ching is in first place with a two-round score of 137 (-7). Nevada's Chris Plappert is in second place (139, -5), and Fresno State's Bhavik Patel and San Diego's Gunner Weibe are tied for third place (140, -4).
The event is being played at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, which measures 7,445 yards and plays to a par of 72.
The Wolf Pack Classic will conclude on Tuesday with a final round of 18 holes. The field will begin play at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.