Ricci Helps UCSB Jump Past Cal Poly at Suspended Wyoming Cowboy Classic

Andrew Ricci
Andrew Ricci

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Through 17 holes in the suspended second round at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, freshman Andrew Ricci has shot a 2-under par 65, helping UC Santa Barbara leapfrog Cal Poly, and move from 22nd-place to 21st-place with the end of the second round and all of the final round to be played on Tuesday.

The Gauchos were at 25-over par when play was stopped when darkness fell. They were one shot behind Idaho and Weber State in the powerful field, but they had moved five shots ahead of the rival Mustangs, who are at 30-over. The tournament is played on the Cattail Course at the Whirlwind Golf Club.

Overall, Ricci is 1-under par through 35 holes, tied for 30th-place overall. Senior Brandon Bueno is next at 6-over par, tied for 79th. Freshmen Ethan Barnes (+9, tied for 100th), John Bush (+11, tied for 107th) and Blake McGovern (+19, tied for 114th). 

28th-ranked San Diego State leads the tournament at 27-under, 14 shots ahead of Colorado, and 16 ahead of No. 36 Stanford and San Diego. Loyola Marymount (-8), Wyoming (-8), TCU (-7), UC Davis (-7), Utah State (-4) and Oregon (even), round out the top-10.

Riley Lewis and Cameron Meeks, both of Loyola Marymount, are tied for the individual lead heading into the final round.