Northern Colorado endures a disappointing finish to the Cougar Classic
PING Cougar Classic Stats Final
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Colorado men’s golf team suffered a disappointing end to its last event before the America Sky Conference Championship. In the final round of the PING Golf Cougar Classic, the Bears shot a 304 (+16) and finished in 18th place in the field.
The injury to Troy Sidabras, forcing him to withdraw from the event in the first round, seemed to hurt the Bears more on the final day as it had to operate with just four golfers. The team finished with a three-round score of 904 (+40).
Perhaps the one bright spot for Northern Colorado was the play of junior Steve Bidne, who finished tied for 20th after a third-round even-par 72. He ended his tournament with a total score of 216 (+0).
Colorado State (-14) won the tournament championship as a team, finishing a couple strokes ahead of BYU (-12). UNLV (-6), Nevada (-5), and Augusta State (-4) rounded out the top-five. Individually, Nevada’s Jared Becher (-10) took home medalist honors, while Augusta State’s Patrick Reed (-8), Nevada’s Scott Smith (-8), BYU’s Robbie Fillmore (-7), and Colorado State’s Bryce Hanstad (-7) rounded out the top-five.
Rich Lash finished up his tournament with a 2-over par 74, shooting a total score of 223 (+7), good enough for 52nd.
Nick Bisogno finished up with a three-round total of 229 (+13), ending up in 78th, while Jon Peterson shot a total score of 236 (+20), finishing in 92nd place.
The Bears will try to move on from this tournament as quickly as possible, as the America Sky Conference Championship kicks off April 26th. Only time will tell if the team will be able to bounce back and give a strong performance in Texas.