SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (4/6/09) Senior Scott Loewen fired a one-over-par 141 to lead Boise State to a 12th place tie after two rounds at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz., Monday afternoon. The Broncos tallied a two-round total of 585 (+25) to finish the first day tied with the host Wyoming Cowboys for 12th place out of 20 teams.
The Broncos opened the first round of three at the Talking Stick Golf Club with a 17-over-par 297 during the morning which put them in 10th place. Unfortunately, even though Boise State shaved seven strokes off their first round total during Monday’s afternoon session with an 8-over-par 288 the Broncos still dropped two spots in the rankings. They finished the day tied with the host team the Wyoming Cowboys for 12th place, 27 strokes behind the leader UC Davis Aggies with a 558 (-2).
Individually, Loewen recorded the top two-round score on the day for Boise State to finish in a tie for 15th. The senior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, carded a 1-over-par 71 during round one followed by an even-par 70 in the second. He and seven others are eight strokes back of current tournament leader Morten Madsen of Oregon State who sits at the top with a 7-under-par 133.
John Baranco recorded the second best score for the Broncos during the first two rounds turning a 7-over-par 147 placing him in a nine-way tie for 59th. The junior from Boise tallied a 4-over-par 74 in the opening session then followed that up with a 3-over-par 73.
Rounding out the five member roster for the Broncos were junior Robbie Richards and sophomore Chris Byrne who ended the day tied with five others at 11-over-par 151, followed by freshman Blake Brown with a 157 (+17).
The final round is Tuesday morning when the Broncos will try to move up the tournament standings. They enter the last round 27 strokes back of the leader but are only 12 strokes out of seventh place.
Day One Summary
Wyoming Cowboy Classic
Hosted by the University of Wyoming
Talking Stick Golf Club (Par 70; 7,133-Yards)
Results After Rounds Two of Three
Boise State Results: T15. Scott Loewen (71-70141, +1); T59. John Baranco (74-73147, +7); T87. Robbie Richards (73-78151, +11); T87. Chris Byrne (84-67151, +11); T107. Blake Brown (79-78157, +17).
Team Results: 1. UC Davis (287-271558, -2); T2. Northwestern (287-273560, E); T2. Oregon State (286-274560, E); 4. UTEP (283-281564, +4); T5. Fresno State (284-281565, +5); T5. San Diego (284-281565, +5); T7. Pacific (299-274573, +13); T7. Southern Utah (294-279573, +13); 9. Idaho (285-289574, +14); 10. Western Carolina (298-283581, +21); 11. UC Santa Barbara (295-288583, +23); T12. Boise State (297-288585, +25); T12. Wyoming (300-285585, +25); T14. San Jose State (301-285586, +26); T14. Old Dominion (300-286586, +26); 16. Grand Canyon (303-285588, +28); 17. Gonzaga (298-291589, +29); 18. Utah (306-284590, +30); 19. Weber State (302-289591, +31); 20. UC Riverside (310-288598, +38).
Top Five Individuals: 1. Morten Madsen, Oregon State (66-67133, -7); T2. Austin Graham, UC Davis (70-67137, -3); T2. David Lipsky, Northwestern (70-67137, -3); 4. Eric Chun, Northwestern (71-67138, -2); T5. Six Individuals at 139 (-1).