Cowan posts lowest round Tuesday


PUEBLO, Colo. – Bryce Cowan posted the lowest round of any golfer on Tuesday in the 54-man field of the Southern Colorado Masters, hosted by CSU-Pueblo at Pueblo Country Club, April 12-13. Cowan shot a 3-under par 68 in the final round, elevating 19 places in the standings into a tie for 25th individually at 8-over par overall.

After rounds of 80 and 73 at the par-71 venue, Cowan carded six birdies, nine pars, and three bogeys. He was 2-under on par fives and 1-under on par fours for the day. Cowan was one of eight players to shoot under par in the final round on Tuesday.

Marcus Willey, who led the Tigers in the opening round of the tournament with a 74, tied for 44th individually. He followed that with rounds of 76 and 79. Colton Bobek was steady throughout the tournament, shooting two rounds of 77 on the first day and then a 76 in the final round to tie for 46th. Tanner Copeland tied for 48th after rounds of 75, 84, and 73. Reese Emert figured into the team’s score in the second round and finished 51st after rounds of 81, 79, and 82.

The Tigers shot team totals of 306, 305, and 296 to finish eighth at 907. The 296 was the first sub-300 total they have posted this season. CSU-Pueblo, the 18th-ranked team nationally, won its home tournament with a three-round total of 849, finishing 3-under par as a team. UC-Colorado Springs was second, just 1-over par as a team for the tournament.

Fort Hays State now preps for the MIAA Championships next week (Apr. 19-20) at Shangri-La Country Club in Monkey Island, Oklahoma.

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