Cowboy Golfers Open Play At Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team began play at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday. As a team the Cowboys sit in 15th place of the 16-team field after shooting rounds of 300 (+12) and 301 (+13) to finish with a two-round tally of 601 (+25). Leading the Cowboy scoring was Kamrin Allen and Brent Baylon who both finished with a 36-hole score of 148 (+4) to tie for 36th place of the 86-man field.
"We are disappointed with where we sit after two rounds," Wyoming Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "We were just not sharp today. I am, however, pleased with how Kamrin and Brent played, but we need to go out and have a better round tomorrow. We cannot win this tournament, but if we go out and have a good round tomorrow we can move up the standings."
Junior Baylon led the Cowboy scoring in the first round firing an even-par 72. He followed his first round score with a 76 (+4) to finish with a score of 148 (+4) and tie for 36th place. True freshman Allen shot a 75 (+3) in the first round and a 73 (+1) in the second round to also finish with a 148 (+4). Junior Eddie Stewart tied for 57th place after shooting a 78 (+6) and 74 (+2) to finish with a score of 152 (+8). Sophomore Jake Hedge and junior Eric Parish finished tied for 69th place with score of 155 (+11). Hedge shot rounds of 76 (+4) and 79 (+7), while Parish carded rounds of 77 (+5) and 78 (+6).
Leading the team scoring is Colorado with a two-round score of 567 (-9). In second place, is UNLV with a score of 572 (-4), Air Force follows in third place (575, -1) and Costal Carolina is in fourth place with a score of 577 (+1). Colorado-Colorado Springs rounds out the top five with a score of 582 (+6).
Colorado's Jason Burstyn and Air Force's Kyle Westmoreland are atop the individual leaderboard with a score of 139 (-5). Tied for third place are UNLV's Blake Biddle and Utah State's Tanner Higham with a score of 140 (-4). Three players in Costal Carolina's Roberto Ballesteros, Air Force's Andrew Hoops and Colorado's Philip Juel-Berg are tied for fifth place with 36-hole totals of 141 (-3).
The Falcon Invitational is being played at the Eisenhower Blue Course on the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The course plays 7,363 yards and is a par 72.
The Cowboys will concluded the Falcon Invite on Monday, Sept. 10 with one 18-hole round.