Men's Golf

Cowboy Golf Finishes First Day Of Cowboy Classic In 16th Place

Sophomore Clinton Boutelle is tied for 37th place with a two-round score of 145 (+5).

Sophomore Clinton Boutelle is tied for 37th place with a two-round score of 145 (+5).

April 4, 2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz -

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The Wyoming Cowboy Golf Team completed two rounds of the Cowboy Classic on Monday at the Talking Stick North Course in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 'Pokes currently sit in 16th-place of the 20 team field with a total of 588 (+28). Leading the way for the Cowboys, playing as an individual, is junior Casey Ruff with a two round total of 142 (+2).

"As a team there are good things there," Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen said. "We just have not been able to put together a consistent tournament yet. Clinton (Boutelle) played pretty consistently today, but we just couldn't get everyone else to do the same. It hurt having Gabe (Maier) have a ten stroke swing from the first to the second round."

The Cowboys came out very strong in today's first round sitting in a tie for fourth place with a team score of 285 (+5). Leading the way in the first round was senior Gabe Maier who shot a two-under 68, which tied him for second place of the 104-man field. Zach Zaremba and Michael May shot the next best rounds for UW with a two-over 72, tying them for 24th-place. Clinton Boutelle shot a first round 73 (+3) to tie him for 40th-place. Rounding out the Cowboys five was Phil Henzlik who shot an 82 (+12) which gave him 103rd-place. Playing as an individual for the Cowboys, Casey Ruff shot a first round 70 (E), tying him for 13th-place.

After the good start in the morning the Cowboys could not keep their momentum going into the afternoon as they dropped from fourth place to 16th-place after shooting a second round 303 (+23). Maier shot a second round 77 (+7), giving him a two round total of 145 (+5) which tied him for 37th-place. Also sitting in a tie for 37th-place with a 145 (+5) is Boutelle, who shot a second round 72 (+2). May shot a second round 78 (+8), which gave him a total of 150 (+10) and tied him for 71st-place. Zaremba struggled during the afternoon and shot a 16-over 86 to give him a total of 158 (+18) and tied him for 102nd-place. Henzlik who also sits in a tie for 102nd-place, 158 (+18), improved on his first round of 82 and shot a six-over 76 during the second round. Ruff continued his consistent play for The Classic shooting a second round 72 (+2) giving him a total of 142 and tying him for 18th-place.

"It was tough for us to have the biggest stroke difference between the first and second rounds," Jensen added. "We had a good team meeting tonight. Our goal tomorrow is to put together a Wyoming effort. I know we are better than the 16th team here and I am hopeful that we can come out tomorrow and show it. These kids deserve some success."

After two rounds of The Classic the Cowboys sit in 16th-place with a team total of 588 (+28). Leading the team scoring is Baylor with a two round total of 555 (-5). Trailing Baylor by six strokes is Colorado State with a total of 561 (+1). Rounding out the top five are; Arizona with a two round total of 563 (+3), Nevada (565, +5) and Colorado (568, +8).

Leading the Cowboy Classic individually is Colorado States Zahkai Brown who shot a first round 70 (E) and a second round 63 (-7) for a total of 133 (-7). Brown's 63 (-7) is the lowest round ever shot by an individual at the Cowboy Classic. Following Brown, is Tarquin Macmanus of Arizona, in second place, who shot a 136 (-4). Sitting in a tie for third with a two round total of 137 (-3) are; UC-Davis' Austin Graham, Colorado's Sebastian Heisele and San Diego's Gunner Wiebe.

The Cowboy Classic is being held at the Talking Stick North Course in Scottsdale, Ariz. The North Course is a par 70 and measures 7133-yards. The Classic will continue Tuesday, beginning with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. Mountain Time.

 

 

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