|Vandals in seventh|
HENDERSON, Nev. - The University of Idaho men's golf team dropped back a bit but still is just six strokes out of second at the Western Athletic Conference Championship Tournament at Rio Secco Golf Club.
Senior Gordon Webb matched his first-round 74 with another 74 for a four-under 148 and eighth place with 18 holes to play. Aaron Cockerill is another stroke back at 149 after a 78 Tuesday and is tied for ninth. Sean McMullen and Dylan Baker are in a group tied for 33rd at 156. McMullen had an 83 to go with his opening-round 73, while Baker went 78-78 over the first two days. Zach Wanderscheid is tied for 43rd at 159 after an 83 Tuesday.
Consistency, coach John Means said, again was a problem for the young Vandals.
"It is something we've dealt with all year," said Means, adding windy conditions compounded the issues with consistency. "We will continue to work on it but until we can all play with the same intensity, consistency will be a problem."
After opening with a 294 Monday, the Vandals fired a 313 Wednesday and are at 607. New Mexico State leads the tournament with a 584 and is followed by UT Arlington and San Jose State at 601, UTSA and Utah State at 604, Denver at 606 and the Vandals at 607. Rounding out the field are Texas State (610), Louisiana Tech (615) and Seattle University (623).
The tournament concludes Wednesday.