Men's Golf In Striking Distance At Cowboy Classic
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Scott Smith and Gavin Kwon each carded second-round 68s as Nevada men’s golf team moved into fourth place heading into the final round of the Cowboy Classic at the Talking Stick North Golf Course on Monday.
Nevada was tied for seventh with a 288 after the first 18 holes on Monday and then blistered the course with a 277 in the second round to move into fourth, just 10 strokes back of first-place Baylor (555). Colorado State is second at 561 and Arizona is third at 563, just two shots ahead of Nevada.
Smith is tied for 13th individually. He shot a 2-over 72 in the first round and then went two shots under par with a 68 in the second round. Teammate Kevin Lucas and Andrew Augustyniak are two shots back of Smith, tied for 18th at 142. Kwon, who shot 80 in the first round, is tied for 60th while Chris Cho went 73-77 and is tied for 71st.
“This course really suits us and as well as we played in the second round, I felt like we left some shots out there,” head coach Jacob Wilner said. “We had a lot of three-putts and if we can clean some of that up, I think we can make up some ground in the final round. The weather was perfect for the first day and it looks like that’s what we’ll have tomorrow as well.”
The tournament, while being play in Arizona, is hosted by Wyoming. The final 18 holes are scheduled for Tuesday.