Brown and Loewen in Top-20 After Day One at Fresno State Lexus Classic?

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FRESNO, Calif. (3/9/09) Blake Brown and Scott Loewen finished day one of the Fresno State Lexus Classic ranked in the top-20 after two rounds were completed Monday afternoon.  The Broncos as a team are currently tied for 14th out of 20 teams after carding scores of 304 and 302 for a 30-over-par 606. Boise State is tied with Sacramento State 22 strokes back of tournament leaders UC-Davis and the University of Washington who are tied for first after recording totals of 584 (+8). The two-day tournament is being held at Belmont Country Club in Fresno, Calif.

Freshman Blake Brown turned in the best two-round score of the day for Boise State with a 73 in round one followed by a 74 in the afternoon session for a three-over-par 147. Brown will begin tomorrow’s final round in a three-way tie for 17th.

Scott Loewen, a senior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, finished the day in a six-way tie for 20th after tallying 74s in both rounds Monday for a total of four-over-par 148.

Rounding out the Bronco roster at the tournament are juniors John Baranco and Robbie Richards who turned in identical scores of 12-over-par 156 finishing tied for 73rd. Baranco scored an 80 (+8) during the morning round then shaved four strokes off his total for a 76 (+4) during the second round. Meanwhile, Robbie Richards was consistent carding two rounds at 78 (+6). Senior Kevin Tarango wrapped up Boise State’s day with a 79 in round one followed by a 81 in the second giving him a 16-over-par 160.

The Broncos will look to move up the standings in Tuesday’s final round to be played in the morning.

 

Tournament Summary

Fresno State Lexus Classic
March 9-10, 2009
Belmont Country Club (Fresno, Calif.)
Hosted by Fresno State
Par 72 - 6,513 yards

Boise State Results:  T17. Blake Brown (73-74147, +3); T20. Scott Loewen (74-74148, +4); T73. John Baranco (80-76156, +12); T73. Robbie Richards (78-78156, +12); T88. Kevin Tarango (79-81160, +16)

Team Results:  T1. UC Davis (292-292584, +8); T1. Washington (299-285584, +8); T3. Fresno State (290-300590, +14); T3. Brigham Young (296-294590, +14); 5. San Diego State (297-295592, +16); 6. UC-Irvine (295-298593, +17); 7. Nevada (300-295595, +19); 8. San Jose State (303-293596, +20); 9. Pacific (302-295597, +21); T10. Oklahoma (305-294599, +23); T10. San Diego (301-298599, +23); 12. UC-Santa Barbara (307-294601, +25); 13. CSU-Northridge (297-305602, +26); T14. Boise State (304-302606, +30); T14. Sacramento State (306-300606, +30); 16. Arizona State (306-302608, +32); 17. Fresno City College (318-291609, +33); 18. UTEP (314-296610, +34); 19. Hawaii (316-308624, +48); 20. CSU-Bakersfield (321-314635, +59).

 

Top Five Individuals: 1. Phil Huffman, UC Davis (72-67139, -5); 2. Michael Im, UC Irvine (70-71141, -3); T3. Todd Angel, Fresno State (69-73142, -2); T3. Taylor Coffman, Nevada (72-70142, -2); T3. Nick Taylor, Washington (72-70142, -2).