The BYU golf team was red-hot the first round and even hotter the second round Friday at the Western Athletic golf championships at the Fort Collins Country Club.
As a result, the Cougars are on track to win another WAC golf title, which would be their 18th in 29 years.The Cougars stand at 13-under-par 555 after 36 holes of the 54-hole tournament, which was postponed Thursday because of rain. That puts them 14 shots ahead of second-place New Mexico, which won the 1989 WAC title. Hawaii is third at 571, while nationally-ranked UTEP is way back in fourth at 579.
BYU junior Dean Wilson is the individual leader at 137 after rounds of 68 and 69. Another BYU junior, Mike Weir is tied for second at 138 after a second-round 66. New Mexico's Tim Herron is also at 138.
Hawaii's Damian Jamila is next at 139, followed by BYU's Jeff Kraemer at 140. The Cougars' other two golfers are Ryan Rhees at 143 and Ramon Brobio at 147.
The University of Utah, which is fighting for a berth in the NCAA West Regionals, stands 6th at 591, ahead of two teams it needs to beat, Wyoming and Air Force. The Utes recovered from a disastrous 303 first round with a 289 in the second round as Jeff Keye had a 70 and Marty Romney a 71. Both golfers stand at 148.
Host Colorado State is dead last at 606, but the Rams had the shot of the day when Eric Larsen made a hole in one at No. 9.