Boise State Men's Golf is in 11th-Place After Day One of the Wolf Pack Classic...
RENO, Nev. (10/5/2009) - Boise State’s men’s golf team carded a two-round total of 15-over 591 on the opening day of the Wolf Pack Classic in Reno, Nev., to finish the day in 11th-place. Leading the way for the Broncos is senior John Baranco who is tied for 25th-place with a two-over 146.

As a team the Broncos struggled through round one with a 12-over 300 to find themselves  in last place, 13th, in the team standings.  However, Boise State rallied in the second round shaving nine strokes off its first round total with a three-over 291 finishing the day at 591 (+15) to move into 11th-place. The Broncos ended the afternoon session by passing the University of Portland with a 594 (+18) and Loyola Marymount University at 596 (+20). At the top of the team leaderboard is the host school University of Nevada and Wichita State University each with 597 (-9). 

On the individual side of the competition senior John Baranco led the Broncos with a team-best two-over 146 after recording a 74 (+2) in the opening round and an even-par 72 in the late session. He finds himself in a six-way tie for 25th.

Sophomore Blake Brown and freshman Clayton Kosanovich follow Baranco in a eight-way tie for 43rd-place with five-over-par 149s. Brown tallied a five-over 77 in the first round followed by an even-par 72 in the second. Kosanovich playing in his first collegiate tournament of his career carded the same scores as Brown in reverse order with a 72 (E) in the opening round followed by a 77 (+5) on the final 18 holes of the day.

Rounding out the roster for Boise State are senior Robbie Richards and freshman Taeksoo Kim who each recorded two-round scores of nine-over 153’s. Richards scored a 77 (+5) in the morning and a 76 (+3) in the late session. Kim struggled with a 10-over 82 in th efirst round then rebounded with a solid round of one-under 71 in the second, the top round of the day for the Broncos.  

The final round of the Wolf Pack Classic is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. (Mountain) tomorrow morning pending potential delays for frost. Today started one hour late because of the cold conditions and frost in the Reno area.

Day One Tournament Summary

Wolf Pack Classic
Oct. 5, 2009
Hosted by: University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada
Wolf Run Golf Club (Par 72; 7,100 yards)

Boise State’s Individual Results:  T25. John Baranco (74-72—146, +2);  T43. Blake Brown (77-72—149, +5); T43. Clayton Kosanovich (72-77—149, +5); T66. Robbie Richards (77-76—153, +9); T66. Taeksoo Kim (82-71—153, +9).

Team Results: T1. Wichita State (283-284—567, -9); T1. Nevada (280-287—567, -9); 3. Fresno State (287-281—568, -8); T4. Kansas State (290-284—574, -2); T4. San Diego (291-283—574, -2); 6. Arizona (286-291—577, +1); 7. New Mexico State (295-284—579, +3); T8. Idaho (296-287—583, +7); T8. Sacramento State (292-291—583, +7); 10. Gonzaga (293-295—588, +12); 11. Boise State (300-291—591, +15); 12. Portland (297-297—594, +18); 13. Loyola Marymount (297-299—596, +20).

Top Five Individual: 1. Dustin Garza, Wichita State (67-67—134, -10); 2. Ryan Hallisey, Nevada (66-71—137, -7); 3. Bhavik Patel, Fresno State (71-67—138, -6); 4. Jared Becher, Nevada (69-70—139, -5); T5. Scott Brace, San Diego (68-73—141, -3); T5. Joe Kinney, Kansas State (74-67—141, -3); T5. Gunner Wiebe, San Diego (73-68—141, -3).

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