Wolf Pack Men's Golf in 6th Place After First Round of WAC Championship

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Led by sophomore Scott Smith, the University of Nevada men's golf team is in sixth place after the first round of the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Championship, being held Monday-Wednesday, April 27-29 at the par 72, 7,332-yard Rio Secco Golf Club.

As a team, Nevada carded a seven-over 295 in Monday’s first round. New Mexico State is leading the nine-team tournament after turning in a six-under 282 in the first round. The Aggies hold a five-stroke lead over Fresno State, which is at one-under 287. Idaho (288), San Jose State (292) and tournament host Utah State (293) round out the top five, followed by Nevada (295), Louisiana Tech (296), Hawai’i (306) and Boise State (307).

For the Wolf Pack, Smith carded a two-under 70 on Monday and is tied for fourth. Junior Ryan Hallisey shot a two-over 74 and is tied for 18th, while junior Taylor Coffman stands in a tie for 25th at three-over 75. Junior Jared Becher is tied for 31st at four-over 76, while sophomore Chris Plappert had his scorecard disqualified on Monday.

Fresno State’s Grant Doverspike and New Mexico State’s Travis Reid are tied for first individually after carding five-under 67s on Monday. The pair holds a two-stroke lead over Utah State’s Travis Labrum (69).

The WAC Championship continues on Tuesday and Wednesday with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time each day. Nevada will tee off starting at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, while Wednesday’s third-round tee times will be determined by results.

Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com, while a recap and results from each round will be available at www.nevadawolfpack.com.