Utah has moved up 40 spots in both national polls. The Utes are ranked 71st in the GolfStat poll and 86th in the Golfweek rankings.
Oct. 21, 2005
The University of Utah travels to Lakeside, Calif., to compete in the Barona Cup at the Barona Valley Ranch Resort. The tournament is hosted by San Diego State and consists of three rounds. Utah has moved up 40 spots in both national polls. The Utes are ranked 71st in the GolfStat poll and 86th in the Golfweek rankings. This will be the first time Utah has competed since September 28 when they finished fourth at the Wolf Pack Classic.
Utah sophomore Dustin Pimm was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Golfer of the Month for September. This marks the first conference award of his career, and the first Utah golfer to be tabbed by the conference since Ryan Ellis during the 2001 spring season, back when the award was given weekly. Pimm is currently ranked first in the conference and 57th in the nation. The sophomore leads the conference in stroke average (70.11) and overall strokes (631).
Pimm garnered national attention, being named Golfweek's Men's Player of the Week after his stellar performance at the Purple and Red Invitational held Sept. 19-20 at the Valley View Golf Course in Layton, Utah.
Pimm's record-setting performance at the Purple and Red Invitational, where he claimed medalist honors with a 14-under 202, leads off his list of accomplishments during the month of September. Pimm's final round of 64 at the Purple and Red set a new course and tournament record, as well as a new career best. The sophomore was named the Golfweek Player of the Week after his performance at the Purple and Red Sept. 19-20.
Pimm has finished at par or better in seven of his nine rounds of golf during the month of September. At the Wolf Pack Classic, the sophomore tied for fourth with a 7-under 209. Pimm's opening tournament of the year was the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, Sept. 10-11, where he finished tied for 12th with a 220. Pimm has paced the Utes at all three tournaments the team has competed in this year.
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RENO, Nev. - The University of Utah men's golf team finished in fourth place at the Wolf Pack Classic, hosted by the University of Nevada-Reno at the 72-par ArrowCreek Country Club. Utah shot 4-over-par (292) in the first round, improving in the second round by shaving off 10 strokes (282). Utah shot a 3-under par 285 in the final round to tally an overall score of 859 (-5).
For Utah, Dustin Pimm finished 7-under par (209) to finish tied for fourth overall. Pimm followed up his 2-under-par first round with a 5-under par 67 in the second round and an even-par 72 in the final round. Fellow sophomore Chris Gresh posted his best tournament of the year with an even-par 216. Gresh shot a 3-over-par 75 in the first round, followed by a 1-over-par 73 in the second round before shooting his best round, a 4-under-par 68 in the final round. Gresh finished tied for 22nd.
Senior Steve Newren finished two shots back from Gresh, with a three-round score of 218 (+2). Newren shot a 1-under-par 71 in the second round and a 2-over-par 74 in the final round to follow up his 1-over-par first round. Newren tied for 29th place. Freshman Chance Cota finished with a 5-over-par 221 overall, with scores of 74 (+2), 76 (+4) and 71 (-1) in each round respectively. Cota finished tied for 41st.
Mike Branca rounded out the Utes with a three-round score of 226 (+10). Branca shot an 8-over-par 80 in the first round, before improving with a 1-under-par 71 and a 3-over-par 75 in the final two rounds respectively. Branca finished tied for 66th overall.