Wallen Leads Charge on Day One of MW Championships

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Wyoming men’s golf sits in sixth place after the first 18 holes of the Mountain West Championship. The Cowboys scored a 289 (+1) on Friday at the Omni Tucson National – Catalina Course.

Senior Ryan Wallen led the way for UW, carding a five-under 67 in the opening round. Wallen’s seven birdies tied for the second-most of any player in the field. Juniors Drew McCullough and Glenn Workman both shot rounds of 72 (E). McCullough recorded the day’s only eagle for the Pokes on the par-five eighth hole. He leads the team with seven eagles this season.

“I’m pleased with how today went and we’re in the hunt with a lot of golf left to play,“ UW head coach Joe Jensen said. “Ryan (Wallen) wanted to get off to a good start and he certainly did that today. Drew (McCullough) and Glenn (Workman) both played well, and it’s just a matter of getting a solid fourth score. I know we’ll come out tomorrow and play a complete round of golf.”

Sophomore John Murdock and junior Arron Lickteig each finished the day with rounds of 78 (+6), rounding out UW’s team score of 289 (+1). The Cowboys’ 3.05 average on par fives tied for the lowest of any team in the tournament. Wallen once again led the way, finishing two-under overall on the course’s four par threes.

San Diego State and Boise State currently sit at the top of the leaderboard with scores of 279 (-9). UNLV is in third with a 281 (-7), followed by Colorado State with a 283 (-5) and New Mexico with a 288 (E).

Wyoming will be paired with Utah State for the second round tomorrow. The Pokes will tee off in the same time slots as round one, beginning at 8:20 MT.

Wyoming Results

T2. Ryan Wallen: 67 (-5)

T19.Drew McCullough: 72 (E)

T19. Glenn Workman: 72 (E)

T48. John Murdock: 78 (+6)

T48. Arron Lickteig: 78 (+6)

Team Standings

T1. San Diego State: 279 (-9)

T1. Boise State: 279 (-9)

3. UNLV: 281 (-7)

4. Colorado State: 283 (-5)

5. New Mexico: 288 (E)

6. Wyoming: 289 (+1)

7. Utah State: 293 (+5)

T8. Air Force: 296 (+8)

T8. Fresno State: 296 (+8)

T8. Nevada: 296 (+8)

11. San Jose State: 302 (+14)