Utah is currently ranked 64th by Golfstat, Inc. and 83rd by Golfweek.
Oct. 27, 2005
The University of Utah men's golf team will wrap up its fall season at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The tournament, hosted by New Mexico State, takes place at the NMSU Golf Course and consists of 36 holes on Monday with the final 18 on Tuesday. The 17-team field will tee off in a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. both days.
> Utah is currently ranked 64th by Golfstat, Inc. and 83rd by Golfweek.
> Utah has three top-10 finishes through its first four tournaments.
> The Utes have finished below par in two of the four tournaments they have competed in.
> Sophomore Dustin Pimm is currently ranked 57th by Golfweek.
> Pimm is 17th in the latest Golfstat Cup standings (given to the golfer with the lowest yearly average).
> Pimm currently leads the MWC with a 69.83 stroke average.
> Senior Steve Newren is tied for ninth in the conference with a 72.67 average.
BARONA CUP RECAP:
LAKESIDE, Calif. - The University of Utah men's golf team finished in a three-way tie for 12th place at the Barona Cup. The Utes shot an overall score of 852 (-12) with a two-under 286 in the first round, a one-under 287 in the second and a nine-under 279 in the final round. Washington State and UC Santa Barbara were the other two teams to tally a 12-under 852.
Sophomore Dustin Pimm led the Utes, finishing tied for 11th with a nine-under 207. Pimm shot an even-par 72 in the first round, improving by two strokes in the second round (70) before finishing the tournament with a seven-under 65.
Senior Steve Newren finished at two-under par (214) to tie for 41st overall. Newren shot a one-under 71 in the first round, but gave up two more strokes in the second round (73). In the third round, Newren turned in his best score of the tournament, a two-under 70.
Freshman Mike Branca started the tournament strong, posting a four-under 68 in the first round. Branca posted a one-over 73 in the second round before sliding in the final round with a four-over 76. Branca finished tied for 61st with an overall score of 217 (+1). Sophomore Chris Gresh and freshman Chance Cota finished tied for 75th after shooting a four-over 220. Gresh posted scores of 75-72-73, while Cota improved on his five-over 77 in the first round to finish at par in the second round and one-under in the final round.
UTE LINEUP: Name: Rounds Average Conference Rank Dustin Pimm 12 69.83 1st Steve Newren 12 72.67 9th Chris Gresh 12 73.42 18th Chance Cota 9 74.11 26th Mike Branca 12 74.75 29th