UC Davis finishes fifth at Cowboy Classic

April 11, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Junior Brandon Baumgarten posted seven birdies en route to a 4-under-par 68 in his final round, helping UC Davis place fifth at the Cowboy Classic men’s collegiate golf tournament at Whirlwind Golf Club Tuesday afternoon. Baumgarten finished in a tie for 10th in the individual standings with a 5-under total of 211.

Overall, three Aggies shot under par for Tuesday’s final 18 holes. Junior Evan Knight and senior Ben Corfee shot matching rounds of 70 to finish in t12th and t24th place, respectively. Knight closed out with a three-round total of 4-under-par 212, while Corfee was five strokes behind at 217. Freshman Matt Robinson added a 2-over 74 to place t61st with 223 total strokes. Junior Jeremy Sanchez shot a 75 for his best round of the tourney, wrapping up in t76th.

UC Santa Barbara ran away with the overall team title at 21-under 843, 11 strokes ahead of 41st-ranked runner-up Kansas. Long Beach State placed third at 9-under 855, while Sacramento State took fourth at 4-under 860. UCSB also claimed the individual medalist, as Zach Smith’s final round of 67 surged him past Hornet Aaron Beverly for the top of the leaderboard.

The Cowboy Classic is hosted by the University of Wyoming on Whirlwind’s par-72, 7334-yard Cattail Course. This is the first of two tournaments for UC Davis this week, as the Aggies host the El Macero Classic on Thursday and Friday.

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

1. UC Santa Barbara, 285-286-272--843
2. Kansas, 288-285-281--854
3. Long Beach State, 288-279-288--855
4. Sacramento State, 291-286-283--860
5. UC Davis, 287-293-282--862
6. Colorado State, 294-284-288--866
7. Wichita State, 284-292-293--869
8. Wyoming, 285-299-286--870
9. Air Force, 291-292-291--874
10. Denver, 290-297-291--878
t11. Utah State, 292-293-294--879
t11. CSUN, 294-289-296--879
13. Southern Utah, 300-292-297--889
14. William & Mary, 294-304-292--890
15. Weber State, 289-304-300--893
16. Houston Baptist, 301-299-294--894
17. Gonzaga, 296-301-304--901
18. Idaho, 299-303-305--907

Leader plus UC Davis competitors

1. Zach Smith, UC Santa Barbara, 71-68-67--206
t10. Brandon Baumgarten, 73-70-68--211
t12. Evan Knight, 70-72-70--212
t24. Ben Corfee, 70-77-70--217
t61. Matt Robinson, 74-75-74--223
t76. Jeremy Sanchez, 76-76-75--227