April 6, 2010

Bears move up two spots from first day, finish in 15th at the Cowboy Classic

Cowboy Classic stats (Final)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Despite shooting higher scores in the second and third rounds of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, the Northern Colorado men’s golf team moved up two spots from its first-round standings and finished the tournament in a tie for 15th place.

The Bears’ three-round combined score of 883 (+43) put them in a tie with Texas-El Paso and just a couple strokes behind Idaho for 14th.

The team began its second day at Talking Stick Golf Club by finishing its second round, which was suspended from the opening day, with a team score of 293 (+13). Its final round score of 299 (+16) was the Bears’ highest of the event.

Individually, Troy Sidabras led the Bears after putting together a pair of 2-over par 72s in the final two round, putting him at a combined score of 217 (+7). Sidabras finished his tournament in a tie for 28th place.

Junior, Steve Bidne finished in a tie for 60th after putting together a 2-over par 72 and a 6-over par 76 in the final rounds, ending his tournament with a combined score of 222 (+12).

Nick Bisogno came in one stroke behind Bidne, shooting a combined score of 223 (+13), after finishing up with a 5-over par 75 and a 3-over par 73 on the final day.

Alberto Dell Anna ended with a final score of 229 (+19), while Rich Lash, who got out to a promising first round, finished his tournament with a 230 (+20).

California State-Northridge (+1) took home the team title, while San Diego (+10), Western Carolina (+14), Oklahoma (+16), and Colorado (+16) all finished in the top-five.

San Diego’s Gunner Wiebe (-7), took medalist honors for the event. Jeff Freund (-5), of CSU-Northridge, Oklahoma’s Ben Blundell (-2), Air Force’s Tom Whitney (+1), and Colorado’s Sebastian Heisele (+1) rounded out the top-five individuals.

Northern Colorado next finds itself in action April 23rd and 24th at the Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah. The Bears hope to use the tournament as one more tune-up before playing in the America Sky Championship on April 26th and 27th.