Cowboys Move Up Two Spots at the Hawai'i John Burns Intercollegiate

Feb. 22, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Led by junior Mike Urbatchka ofSheridan, Wyo., the Wyoming Cowboys moved up two places in the second roundof the University of Hawaii John Burns Intercollegiate on Thursday.Urbatchka fired a two-under par round of 70 to lead the Cowboys to atwo-round total of 592, moving up to 16th place in the 19-team field.Urbatchka is tied for 44th out of 100 golfers. The final 18-hole round wasscheduled for Friday, Feb. 23.

UW moved ahead of Utah and Nagoya University into the 16th spot.New Mexico leads the team competition at 553. Michael Letzig of New Mexicoleads the individual race at 14-under par 130.

UW is playing without its No. 1 player, senior David Hearn, who isnot competing due to an injured wrist.

"Mike (Urbatchka) and Jake (Hunter) both played nice rounds onThursday," said Wyoming men's golf coach Roger Prenzlow. "We still have anopportunity to make a move up the standings on Friday if we can play a solidround. We will be paired with the defending national champion OklahomaState Cowboys, which will be good experience for our team."

In addition to Urbatchka's two-under 70, senior Jake Hunter fired aone-under par 71. Hunter is tied for 49th position. Freshman Mike Mezei,55th place, sophomore Kurt Kowaluk , 73rd, and senior Kevin Kayden, 78th,round out the Wyoming squad.

The John Burns Intercollegiate is being played at the Leleihua GolfCourse, which measures 6,917 yards and plays to a par of 72.

Below are Wyoming's individual scores from the first two rounds ofthe John Burns Intercollegiate, along with the team scores heading intoFriday's final round.

Wyoming individual results

Mike Urbatchka (Sheridan, Wyo.) Jr. 76-70=146 (+2) T44thJake Hunter (Page, Ariz.) Sr. 76-71=147 (+3) T49thMike Mezei (Lethbridge, Alberta) Fr. 72-76=148 (+4) T55thKurt Kowaluk (Lively, Ontario) RSo. 75-76=151 (+7) T73rdKevin Kayden (Fremont, Ohio) Sr. 76-76=152 (+8) T78th

Team Standings

1. New Mexico 5532. Auburn 5583. UNLV 560 Stanford 5605. Arizona 5626. Colorado State 5677. UTEP 5708. Fresno State 5729. SMU 579 Hawaii 57911. San Diego State 58112. San Jose State 58313. California 58414. Pacific 58515. Oklahoma State 58916. Wyoming 59217. Nagoya University 59418. Utah 59519 Hawaii-Hilo 599