ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– Junior Ryan Wallen and sophomore Glenn Workman both shot a 145 (+1) to lead the University of Wyoming men’s golf team on the opening day of the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate on Friday. Wallen fired off rounds of 75 (+3) and 70 (-2), while Workman recorded rounds of 71 (-1) and 74 (+2) to put them tied for 22nd place. Wyoming sits tied for sixth place in the 16-team field after the first two rounds at the UNM Championship Course. UW finished the day at 585 (+9), as the Cowboys carded rounds of 294 (+6) and 291 (+3).
“We got off to a slow start this morning,” said UW head coach Joe Jensen. “I’m proud of the kids, we got behind early and we chipped away at the lead all day to put us in the spot we’re in now.”
Sophomore Drew McCullough finished his day at 146 (+2), as he is tied for 27th place in the 100-man field. Senior Kamrin Allen is tied for 47th place after rounds of 75 (+3) and 74 (+2), as he ended the first day of action at 149 (+5). Sophomore Quintin Pope rounded out the Cowboys’ scoring with scores of 75 (+3) and 77 (+5), as he turned in a 152 (+8).
“This is truly a championship course,” Jensen added. “It’s a bit longer but we are showing better consistency on this course and I am proud of that.”
New Mexico sits in first place after the opening day at 555 (-21). Colorado State is in second place finishing at 569 (-7). Texas Tech is in third place tallying a 571 (-5). UNLV ended play at 577 (+1) for fourth place. San Diego State rounds out the top-five after carding a 584 (+8) to finish day one.
New Mexico’s Andrej Bevins and San Diego State’s Alex Chiarella are tied for the individual lead at 136 (-8).