Aggies Tied For Fourth Following First Day At Cowboy Classic

April 11, 2005

SCOTTSDALE, Calif. - The University of Texas, El Paso shot a first-day score of 4-over, 564, and holds a three-stroke lead over host Wyoming and Drake following the first two rounds of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, played Monday on the par 70, 7,133-yard Talking Stick-North Golf Course.

UC Davis, which has won its last two tournaments over the past two weeks, is six strokes off the lead and tied for fourth after a first-day score of 570. The Aggies fired identical rounds of 285 to finish tied with Utah (570), three shots behind Wyoming (567) and Drake (567), and six strokes behind UTEP.

Sophomore Steven Strong (138) led the Aggies on Monday after back-to-back rounds of 1-under, 69, and sits alone in third place, two shots off the lead of Drake's Mike Schnegelberger (136). Schnegelberger shot a 5-under, 67, in the afternoon to match the day's low round. Utah's Steve Newren (137) is in second place after shooting 68-69 while UTEP's Trent Rommann (139) and Wyoming's Eric Baily (139) round out the top five.

In addition to Strong, Aggie senior Jay Westerlund (141) fired two solid rounds, posting a 70-71 on Monday to finish the first day tied for 10th. Sophomore Louie Bishop (144), who won last week's Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate in Lompoc, is tied for 24th after posting rounds of 72-72. Junior Erik Hill (148) and senior Eric Restrepo (148) are tied for 56th following the first day's play.

Play concludes at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic on Tuesday with a final 18 holes.

April 11-12, 2005
Talking Stick-North Golf Course
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Par 70
7,133 yards

TEAM SCORES: 1. Texas, El Paso, 564; T2. Wyoming, 567; T2. Drake, 567; T4. UC DAVIS, 570; T4. Utah, 570; T6. Arizona (B), 575; T6. UCLA (B), 575; 8. UC Santa Barbara, 578; 9. Boise State, 581; 10. Utah State, 582; T11. Grand Canyon, 583; T11. Northern Colorado, 583; 13. Idaho, 584; 14. Morehead State, 585; 15. Weber State, 586; T16. Arkansas-Little Rock, 588; T16. Southern Utah, 588; 19. Western Kentucky, 589; 19. Air Force, 596; 20. Texas Pan American, 600.



INDIVIDUAL SCORES (top 5 plus UC Davis): 1. Mike Schnegelberger, Drake, 136; 2. Steve Newren, Utah, 137; 3. Steven Strong, UC DAVIS, 138; T4. Trent Rommann, UTEP, 139; T4. Eric Bailey, Wyoming, 139... T10. Jay Westerlund, 141; T24. Louie Bishop, 144; T56. Erik Hill, 148; T56. Eric Restrepo, 148.