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Utah State golf's Tanner Higham finishes tied for 57th at Wyoming Cowboy Classic

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, April 11 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Utah State University’s Tanner Higham finished tied for 57th with a 5-over-par 215 (66-68-81) at the University of Wyoming-hosted Cowboy Classic held at the North Course of the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Utah State finished in 23rd place in the 23-team field with a 45-over 885 (287-280-309). Kansas State University won the team title with a 14-under 826 (268-277-281), while KSU’s Ben Juffer took medalist honors with a 12-under 198 (65-66-67) as he defeated Colorado State University’s Mike Wuertz in a playoff.

Higham, a sophomore from Shelley, Idaho, shot an 11-over 81 on Tuesday after carding a collegiate-low 4-under 66 during his first round Monday. Higham, who shot a 2-under 68 on his second 18 holes Monday, recorded his best 54-hole score during the tournament.

Senior Chanse Godderidge (Smithfield) finished tied for 101st for Utah State with a 13-over 223 (74-73-76); freshman Brennan Coburn (Layton) tied for 111th at 15-over 225 (75-73-77); freshman Tanner Jenson (Parker, Colo.) finished in 116th place with a 17-over 227 (73-77-77), and junior Kris Sayer (Idaho Falls) tied for 117th at 18-over 228 (74-75-79).

Utah State will return to action on April 27 when it competes in the BYU-hosted PING Cougar Classic.

TEAM RESULTS

1. Kansas State – 268-277-281 --- 826 (-14)

2. Colorado – 270-282-276 --- 828 (-12)

3. San Diego – 272-273-284 --- 829 (-11)

4. Texas Tech – 275-281-277 --- 833 (-7)

5. Colorado State – 277-270--287 --- 834 (-6)

23. UTAH STATE – 287-289-309 --- 885 (+45)

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1. Ben Juffer, Kansas State – 65-66-67 --- 198 (-12)

2. Mike Wuertz, Colorado State – 64-64-70 --- 198 (-12)

3. Rafael Becker, Wichita State – 67-66-68 --- 201 (-9)

3. Beau Schoolcraft, Colorado – 64-67-70 --- 201 (-9)

5. Chris Gilbert, Kansas – 66-70-66 --- 202 (-8)

5. Kevin Lucas, Nevada – 67-66-69 --- 202 (-8)

UTAH STATE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

T57. Tanner Higham – 66-68-81 --- 215 (+5)

T101. Chanse Godderidge – 74-73-76 - 223 (+13)

T111. Brennan Coburn – 75-73-77 --- 225 (+15)

116. Tanner Jenson – 73-77-77 --- 227 (+17)

T117. Kris Sayer – 74-75-79 --- 228 (+18)

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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