UC Davis closes out Day 1 in seventh place

April 10, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Junior Evan Knight finished in a tie for ninth place individually while UC Davis sits in seventh place as a team through 36 holes, wrapping up the first day of action at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic men's collegiate golf tournament at Whirlwind Golf Club's Cattail Course Monday. The Aggies scored a 287 in the first round and 290 in the second to finish up at 4-over-par 580.

Knight matched senior Ben Corfee's 2-under-par 70 for the Aggies' low score in the first round, then turned in an even-par 72, putting him in a chop for 10th place on the individual leaderboard. Junior Brandon Baumgarten fired a 1-over-par 73 through the first 18 holes, then carded a 70 for his second round to total 143 strokes, good for a tie for 14th place.

Corfee ranks t42nd overall, adding a 5-over 77 in the second round after his opening 70. Freshman Matt Robinson posted scores of 74 and 75 to finish in a tie for 60th, while junior Jeremy Sanchez rounds out the UC Davis field in t73rd place with his matching 76 rounds.

Two Big West Conference teams, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara, lead the team race with scores of 567 and 571, respectively. No. 41 Kansas was the only other team under par, finishing at 3-under 573. Sacramento State's Aaron Beverly and Long Beach State's Joe Fryer share the lead for individual medalist honors, each at 7-under-par.

The Cowboy Classic, played on a par-72, 7334-yard course, concludes at 7:30 a.m. in a shotgun start on Tuesday. This is the first of two tournaments  for UC Davis this week, as the Aggies will co-host (with Nevada) the El Macero Classic on Thursday and Friday.

Whirlwind Golf Club Cattail Course (Chandler, Ariz) • Par 72 • 7,334 yards

1. Long Beach State, 288-279--567
2. UC Santa Barbara, 285-286--571
3. Kansas, 288-285--573
4. Wichita State, 284-292--576
5. Sacramento State, 291-286--577
6. Colorado State, 294-284-578
7. UC Davis, 287-293--580
t8. Air Force, 291-292--583
t8. CSUN, 294-289--583
10. Wyoming, 285-299--584
11. Utah State, 292-293--585
12. Denver, 290-297--587
13. Southern Utah, 300-292--592
14. Weber State, 289-304--593
15. Gonzaga, 296-301--597
16. William & Mary, 284-304--598
17. Houston Baptist, 301-299--600
18. Idaho, 299-303--602

Leader plus UC Davis competitors

t1. Aaron Beverly, Sacramento State, 70-67--137
t1. Joe Fryer, Long Beach State, 71-66--137
t9. Evan Knight, 70-72--142
t14. Brandon Baumgarten, 73-70-143
t42. Ben Corfee, 70-77--147
t60. Matt Robinson, 74-75--149
t73. Jeremy Sanchez, 76-76--152