Cockerill ninth-best in Boise
Electing to have four of their golfers head down to Boise this week, the Idaho Vandals men’s golf team competed and had decent success at the Dash Thomas Memorial.
The tournament took place Sept. 24-25 and was a par-71, three-round event.
The best overall finisher for the Vandals was sophomore Aaron Cockerill, who shot 73-66-73 over the three rounds for a one under par and a ninth place finish. His second round score of 66 was tied for the third best round of the tournament.
Senior Mark Giorgio was the next best finisher for the Vandals with his tie for 15th place. After an opening round 76, Giorgio bounced back with two consecutive 69s thanks to two eagles and a combined seven under par played on the par 5s.
After shooting rounds of 68 and 69 on Monday, senior captain Gordon Webb was unable to keep up with his scoring pace of the first day as he scored a 78 to finish the tournament in a tie for 23rd place at two over par.
Rounding it out for Idaho was freshman Dylan Baker, who scored a 223 over the week for a 10 over par. Baker, like his teammate Giorgio, took advantage of the par 5s as he went five under par on them.
The individual winner of the tournament was Mason Casper of Utah Valley with a score of seven under par. Washington State won the team side of things with a combined nine under par.
The next tournament for the Vandals will be the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate on Oct. 1-2 in Manhattan, Kan.
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