| 03.18.2018

Vandals 12th in Palm Desert


Aaron Cockerill shot the Vandals’ low score, and Idaho managed a 12th-place finish at the Wyoming Desert Classic Feb. 22-24 in Palm Desert, Calif. 

Idaho had trouble during the final day of match play, and the Vandals shot a 308 and a 306 to conclude their second tournament of the spring season. That came after Idaho shot a 295 to open the tournament.

At the Classic Club/Troon Golf Course, TCU took the team title with a score of 845. The Horned Frogs possessed a 25-stroke lead over second-place finisher St. Mary’s to conclude the tournament. All five of TCU’s scorers finished within the top 10, including individual champion Julien Brun, and the second-place finisher Eli Cole.

For the Vandals, Cockerill was the only scorer to finish within the top 30. The sophomore from Stony Mountain, Manitoba, shot a 72 in the first round, but he lost two strokes in each of the next two rounds, shooting a 74 and 76 to conclude match play. He shot a 222.

Gordon Webb tied for 47th place with a 227, Dylan Baker shot a 228 to tie for 52nd place, Zach Wanderscheid shot a 232 to tie for 63rd place and Sean McMullen shot a 237 to finish in 83rd place.

McMullen led Idaho in the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational with a sixth-place finish.

Idaho won’t compete again until March 11-12, when the Vandals travel to Primm, Nevada, for the Jackrabbit Invitational.

Theo Lawson can be reached at arg-sports@uidaho.edu

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