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Men's Golfers Stand 19th In Suspended Wyoming Cowboy Classic

Apr 4, 2022
John Paterson is one of two Buffs standing at even par with the second round near complete.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — The University of Colorado men's golf team opened strong but had its issues later in the day Monday as the second round of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic was suspended due to darkness.
Most players had either one or two holes remaining when play was called; San Diego State, ranked 72nd, held a nine-stroke lead at 24-under par, with its five players having a combined nine holes left to play.  Long Beach State was in second at 15-under, with a collective eight holes remaining.
Colorado was tied for fourth with No. 19 Kansas after the morning round at 4-under par 284; the Buffaloes rallied in mid-round, at one point having sunk into a tie for 22nd at 7-over par.  But the four designated scorers in that round played their last 31 holes the first time around the course at 11-under, scoring 20 pars and 11 birdies to jump CU back up in the standings. 
Three Buffs were under par in the first round on the 7,334-yard, par-72 Cattail Course at Whirlwind Golf Club configuration, but with eight holes left among CU's quintet, only one player was sitting at even for the round with the rest all on the unhappy side of par.  Colorado was 7-over with those holes left and dipped to 19th in the standings, though is only five strokes out of the top 10.
San Diego State's 16-under 272 in the morning gave the Aztecs a 10-stroke lead over UNLV, as SDSU had four players score in the 60s (with 19 birdies and just three bogeys).
Juniors Kristoffer Max and John Paterson were pacing the Buffaloes, as both are standing at even par; Max has one hole remaining in round two (par-3 No. 3) and Paterson a pair (Nos. 4 and 5, both par-4s).
"We were very inconsistent all day," head coach Roy Edwards said.  "When we played good, it was really good, and we had a nice comeback in round one.  But we are simply making too many mistakes that are costing us in the end."
Long Beach State's Isaac Rodea is the leader in the clubhouse, as he is 10-under par with two holes remaining in his second round; he opened with a 7-under 65 and leads three players by two strokes.
The second round will be completed first thing Tuesday morning, with the third and final round immediately following.  Teams will remain paired with who they played with Monday and will start on the same holes in a shotgun start; Colorado will be paired with San Diego, Long Beach State and UC Davis and will start on holes 3 through 6. 
NOTES: This is the final tune-up for the full team ahead of this month's Pac-12 Championships in Sammamish, Wash., April 25-27 … The average score for 256 rounds Monday was 73.32 (73.37 in the morning, 72.94 in the afternoon) … Max and freshman Justin Biwer led the team in birdies Monday with eight; CU had 31 as a team (tied for 11th in the field) … Dylan McDermott is leading in pars with 24 of Colorado's 101 (which are 21st overall) … Colorado entered this week ranked 86th by GolfStat and 89th by Golfweek.

 T41.  John Paterson  70-(+2)—E
 T41.  Kristoffer Max  71-(+1)—E
 T62.  Dylan McDermott  68-(+6)—+2
 T70.  Justin Biwer  75-(  E)—+3
T120.  Jack Holland  80-(+4)—+12


 TEAM SCORES (first round only)

  1.  San Diego State  272
  2.  Nevada-Las Vegas  282
  3.  Long Beach State  283
  4.  COLORADO  284
  4.  Kansas  284
  6.  Iowa State  285
  6.  Nevada  285
  6.  Loyola-Marymount  285
  9.  Fresno State  286
10.  Wyoming  287
10.  TCU  287
12.  Gonzaga  288
13.  New Mexico State  289
13.  Colorado State  289
15.  UNC-Wilmington  290
15.  UT-San Antonio  290
17.  San Diego  292
17.  UC Irvine  292
19.  Utah State  293
20.  Weber State  294
20.  Utah Valley  294
20.  CSU Fullerton  294
23.  UC Davis  295
24.  UC Santa Barbara  300
25.  Southern Utah  301