Scottsdale, Ariz. – High winds and dusty conditions forced a stoppage in play Monday after 18 holes in the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale with the Santa Clara men's golf team perched in 19th place in the 24-team field after shooting a 313 (+33).
The windy conditions and air quality concerns caused tournament officials to stop play before the second round could get underway and have shortened the event to 36 holes, with the final round of 18 holes to be played on Tuesday. "Due to the very windy conditions today we cancelled the afternoon round," Wyoming Director of Golf Joe Jensen said.
Freshman Gio Gandionco paced the Broncos with a 4-over-par 74 ending the round tied for 10th with nine other players, just four strokes off the lead. No player shot below par in the round but three players, Kansas State's Curtis Yonke, Glen Scher from UC Santa Barbara and Louis Cohen Boyer of Wichita State, all shot an even-par 70 to share the lead.
Competing with only four players the Broncos are just 19 strokes behind tournament leader Wichita State heading into final round play on Tuesday. Wichita State (294) and Gonzaga (299) were the only two teams to break 300 on the day. Ten strokes separate fourth place Kansas State (303) from the 19th place Broncos (313).
Junior Scott Lowe ended the day in a tie for 54th after shooting an 8-over 78 and junior Bobby Monaco was one shot behind at 9-over 79 tied for 70th place. Freshman Carlos Briones rounded out the Santa Clara foursome with a 12-over 82 for a 94th place tie in the 126-player field.
Cowboy Classic Rd 1 Team Standings
1. Wichita State 294 (+14)
2. Gonzaga 299 (+19)
3. Arizona 301 (+21)
4. Kansas State 303 (+23)
5. Old Dominion 304 (+24)
19. Santa Clara 313 (+33)
Santa Clara Rd 1 Individual Results
T10. Gio Gandionco 74 (+4)
T54. Scott Lowe 78 (+8)
T70. Bobby Monaco 79 (+9)
T94. Carlos Briones 82 (+12)