Wolf Pack's Becher Wins Cougar Classic
PROVO, Utah- Senior Jared Becher and junior Scott Smith finished in first and second place to take the University of Nevada men’s golf team to a fourth place finish at the PING Cougar Classic. BYU played host to the 18-team tournament as it was held at the par 72, 6,902-yard Riverside Country Club, Friday-Saturday, April 23-24.
Nevada carded nine-under 279 in Saturday’s round to finish in fourth place and mark the team’s lowest round of the 2010 season. The Wolf Pack ended with a three round total of five-under 859 (291-289-279). Colorado State took first place at 14-under 805 (285-284-281), a two-stroke advantage over BYU in second place at 12-under 852 (293-297-280). UNLV beat the Wolf Pack by one stroke to finish in third place at six-under 858 (293-287-278) and Augusta State rounded out the top five carding four-under 860 (295-283-282).
The Wolf Pack’s Becher took the individual win after carding three rounds below par and finishing at ten-under 206 (71-66-69). Becher shot six-under 66 in Friday’s second to match his season and career best low round. Junior Scott Smith finished tied for second place and carded a season best five-under 67 in the third round. Smith (69-72-67) tied with Augusta State’s Patrick Reed (67-68-73) at eight-under 208. Senior Ryan Hallisey tied for 43rd at five-over 221 (75-75-71) while seniors Travis Esway (78-82-72=232) and Taylor Coffman (76-76-81=233) rounded out the Pack in 85th and 86th, respectively.
Up next the Wolf Pack will head to Henderson, Nev. for the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Championship held at the Rio Secco Golf Club May 3-5.