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USU golf: Tanner Higham finished tied for 40th at Wyoming hosted Cowboy Classic

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, April 9 2013 9:40 p.m. MDT

Utah State junior golfer Tanner Higham (Shelley, Idaho) shot a final round 2-over 72 to finish tied for 40th place with a 9-over 149 at the Wyoming hosted Cowboy Classic held at the Talking Stick-North Course. Higham carded a 7-over 77 during his opening round Monday.

Utah State finished in 22nd place in the 24-team field with a 54-over 614 (322-292). Gonzaga won the tournament championship with a 14-over 574 (299-275), while UC Santa Barbara’s Glen Scher took medalist honors with a 2-under par 138 (70-68).

Senior Brendan Dennis (Roosevelt, Utah) tied for 80th place for Utah State with a 14-over 154 (81-73), while freshman Seokwon Jeon (Salt Lake City, Utah) tied for 100th with an 18-over 158 (86-72). Freshman Reed Platke (Whitefish, Mont.) finished tied for 116th with a 22-over 162 (78-84), and junior Zach Waxler (Casper, Wyo.) tied for 119th place with a 23-over 163 (88-75).

Utah State returns to action Friday, April 26, when it competes in the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic.

Team results

1. Gonzaga – 299-275 --- 574 (+14)

2. Colorado – 306-274 --- 580 (+20)

3. Tulsa – 305-277 --- 582 (+22)

3. St. Mary’s – 306-276 --- 582 (+22)

5. Arizona – 301-283 --- 584 (+24)

22. UTAH STATE – 322-292 --- 614 (+54)

Individual results

1. Glen Scher, UC Santa Barbara – 70-68 --- 138 (-2)

2. Mac McClung, St. Mary’s – 75-65 --- 140 (E)

2. Daniel Engle, Utah – 71-69 --- 140 (E)

2. Jonathan De Los Reyes, St. Mary’s – 73-67 --- 140 (E)

2. Logan McCracken, Tulsa – 74-66 --- 140 (E)

USU individual results

T40. Tanner Higham – 77-72 --- 149 (+9)

T80. Brendan Dennis – 81-73 --- 154 (+14)

T100. Seokwon Jeon – 86-72 --- 158 (+18)

T116. Reed Platke – 78-84 --- 162 (+22)

T119. Zach Waxler – 88-75 --- 163 (+23)

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

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