Oct. 20, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -
Through the opening two rounds of the 2008 San Diego State Sycuan Invitational on Monday, the Wyoming Cowboy golf team is currently in a 15th place tie. The Sycuan Invitational is being played at the Willow Glen Golf Club in El Cajon, Calif.
The Cowboys had a nice first round team score of 291 (+3), but fell five strokes in the second round, 296 (+8), to finish with a two round total of 587 (+11).
San Diego State leads their own tournament with a two-round total of 550 (-26). Colorado State is in second with a score of 556 (-20) and Denver is in third with a score of 561 (-15).
"We played a lot better today as a whole but still had a few mistakes and mental lapses that cost us some important strokes," said UW head coach Joe Jensen. "We had a nice first round and shot 291 but slipped five strokes in the second round which was unfortunate.
"We have a young team and at times can be very competitive, but what is holding us back is our lack of maturity. I really like the fact that we are so young and have so much potential but we still lack that confidence to have a clear head throughout every shot."
Individually, sophomore Zach Zaremba had a nice opening day and was the only Cowboy to finish under par, with rounds of 71 and 72 (-1). Zaremba is currently in a 37th place tie with a two-round total of 143. Sophomore Gabe Maier had the Cowboys second lowest scorecard with rounds of 73 and 75. His four-over par total of 148 placed him in an 82nd place tie.
Wichita State's Dustin Garza leads the tournament with a two-round total of 132 (-12). Bryce Hanstad, of Colorado State, is in second place (133, -11) and San Diego's Jason Shano is in third place (136, -8).
The Sycuan Invitational will conclude tomorrow with one round of 18-holes. The day will begin with an 8:30 a.m. (Mountain Time) shotgun start.
"Things are really bunched up in the middle of the standings," added Jensen. "We have a lot to play for tomorrow as we have the opportunity to have a nice finish in a very good tournament. We need to come out and take care of business tomorrow."