Cowboys Ride Momentum into Paintbrush Invitational


LARAMIE, Wyo. - After an incredible showing at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invite, the Cowboys head to the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo., for the Paintbrush Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. Hosted by the University of Denver, the tournament will feature a field of 15 teams, including Mountain West foes  Air Force, Colorado State, and New Mexico.

Records Were Made to Be Broken
The Cowboys put on a record-setting performance at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invite on Sept. 26-27. Wyoming’s team score of 845 (-19) broke the previous school record for strokes under par in a 54-hole tournament by a whopping five strokes. UW finished 14-under at the 2012 Battle of the Tetons, the 2006 Ron Moore Invite and the 1998 Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate. Additionally, Wyoming’s two rounds of 280 (-8) at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invite each tied for the sixth-best single-round team score in program history.

Going (W)all-in
Ryan Wallen’s 54-hole score of 206 (-10) at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invite tied for the second-best individual finish in program history, just two strokes behind Kurt Kowaluk’s program record of -12 from 2002. Wallen carded a career-best 65 in the second round, which tied for the best single round score for any player in the 108-golfer field and also tied for the third-best single-round finish in program history. The Cowboys’ veteran leader finished the tournament just one stroke off the lead, taking second place overall.

Living in the Red
Four of five Cowboys in the starting lineup finished under par at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invite. While Wallen led the way at 206 (-10), junior Drew McCullough carded a score of 212 (-4) and fellow junior Glenn Workman finished at 213 (-3). In his first career appearance in Wyoming’s starting lineup, sophomore John Murdock finished with an impressive score of 214 (-2). Wallen, McCullough, Workman and Murdock all finished in the top 20 places at the tournament and carded eight below-par rounds between them.