|Vandals seek consistency|
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – University of Idaho golf coach John Means said there simply is no predicting what will happen at the Western Athletic Conference Championship Tournament, which begins Monday and concludes Wednesday at Rio Secco Golf Club.
“We have been playing so inconsistently,” said Means, whose team has won tournaments and finished as low as 11th. “That’s just part of being young.”
The youth movement is led by sophomores Aaron Cockerill and Sean McMullen. Cockerill is the team’s best scorer with an average of 73.46 with McMullen, the 2011-12 WAC Freshman of the Year, at 73.91. In between is senior Gordon Webb, who has one tournament victory to his credit and a team-best four top-10 finishes as he averages 73.75 per round.
“They’ve worked so hard this year,” Means said of the Vandals. “They know how to hit all the shots in order to get the job done. Course management is still the major issue – but that’s because they’re so young.”
It not only is the Vandals’ inconsistency that makes the tournament unpredictable. The closeness of the teams in the league make it anyone’s game.
“There’s not a huge favorite,” Means said. “We’ve beaten every team and they’ve all beaten us.”
The tournament can be followed live at www.golfstat.com.