Men's Golf Tied for Seventh at Palouse Cougar Collegiate...



PULLMAN, Wash. (9/13/2010) - Boise State University’s men’s golf team shot a 4-under 572 on the first day of the Palouse Cougar Collegiate in Pullman, Wash., this afternoon. The Broncos completed the first two rounds of three in a three-way tie for seventh place out of 16 teams. Leading the way for Boise State were senior Chris Byrne and junior Scott Spiewak who both shot 3-under 141s to finish the day in a six-way tie for 16th.

The host school Washington State University is running away from the pack tallying a two-round total of 33-under 543, 10 strokes better than second place University of Portland at 553 (-23). Boise State opened the day with a decent 5-over 293 during round one. The afternoon was better for the Broncos as they cut 14 strokes off their first round score firing a 9-under 279 for round two giving them a 4-under 572 on the day, tied with Washington State’s “B” team and Cal Poly.

On the individual side, Washington State’s Nick Ellis and Idaho’s Jarred Bossio are tied for the lead with 11-under 133s. Boise State’s top score came from senior Chris Byrne who shot even-par 72 on the first round and 3-under 69 in the afternoon. Junior Scott Spiewak matched Byrne’s total carding a 73 in the morning followed by a team-best round of 68 on the second round. They are tied with four others for 16th place.

Rounding out the scoring for Boise State were junior Blake Brown with a 1-under 143 (72-71) to finished tied for 28th. He was followed by a pair of sophomores in Clayton Kosanovich at 4-over 148 (77-71) and Charlie Marusiak who shot 7-over 151 (76-75).

The Palouse Cougar Collegiate wraps up Tuesday morning by tee times beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Mountain) at Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

Day One Summary

Palouse Cougar Collegiate
Sept. 13, 2010
Pullman, Washington
Palouse Ridge Golf Club (7,308 yards / Par 72)
Host:  Washington State University

Individual Results (Top-five and Boise State)
T1.  Jarred Bossio, Idaho (68-65--133, -11)
T1.  Nick Ellis,  Washington State (65-68--133, -11)
3.    Damian Telles, Idaho (66-70--136, -8)
T4.  Jay Myers, San Jose State (64-73--137, -7)
T4.  Trent Sanders, Washington State (68-69--137, -7)
T4.  Nick Chianello, Portland (64-73--137, -7)
T4.  Sam Kloenne, Portland (69-68--137, -7)
T4.  Cody Robinson, Washington State (69-68--137, -7)
T16. Scott Spiewak, Boise State (73-68--141, -3)
T16. Chris Byrne, Boise State (72-69--141, -3)
T28. Blake Brown, Boise State (72-71--143, -1)
T57. Clayton Kosanovich, Boise State (77-71--148, +4)
T75. Charlie Marusiak, Boise State (76-75--151, +7)

Team Scores
1.   Washington State (271-272--543, -33)
2.   Portland (272-281--553, -23)
3.   Idaho (281-278--559, -17)
4.   Santa Clara (282-282--564, -12)
5.   Loyola Marymount (280-285--565, -11)
6.   San Jose State (283-286--569, -7)
T7.   Boise State (293-279--572, -4)
T7.   Washington State (289-283--572, -4)
T7.   Cal Poly (285-287--572, -4)
10.   Weber State (283-290--573, -3)
11.   CSU-Fullerton (288-291--579, +3)
12.   Sacramento State (286-295--581, +5)
13.   CSU-Northridge (297-288--585, +9)
14.   Gonzaga (298-288--586, +10)
15.   Seattle (295-297--592, +16)
16.   Utah Valley (298-298--596, +20)