Cowboy Golf Team Places 14th at the Oregon Duck Invitational

March 27, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowboys moved up onespot into 14th place at the 2001 University of Oregon Duck Invitationalwhich concluded on Tuesday in Eugene, Ore. Wyoming shot a final round of311 to post a 54-hole total of 921 to finish in a tie for 14th position.Wyoming's highest individual finisher was junior Mike Urbatchka, who tiedfor 41st in the field of 92 golfers. Urbatchka finished with a 10-over partotal of 226 for 54 holes.

San Diego State held off a third-round charge by Washington tocapture the team title. SDSU outlasted Washington by one stroke -- 871 to872. Jeff Wood of UC-Santa Barbara captured the individual crown with atwo-day total of 210, six under par.

"We made a lot of birdies and pars this week, but we continued tostruggle off the tee in each round," said UW head golf coach Roger Prenzlow."Our trouble navigating the tree-lined fairways led to some double andtriple bogeys that hurt us.

"It was good to see David (Hearn) play better today. David shot a74, and after missing the previous tournament due to a wrist injury, it wasgood to see him regain some of his form from the fall season."

Senior Hearn shot the low round of the day for the Cowboys with histwo-over par 74. He and fellow senior Jake Hunter ended the tournament tiedfor 59th at 231, 15-over par. Freshman Mike Mezei shot a round of 79 onTuesday to complete the 54-hole event in 80th place at 22-over par 238.Sophomore Kurt Kowaluk rounded out the scoring for the Pokes with athree-round total of 242, +26, to finish in a tie for 87th.

The Oregon Duck Invitational was played at the Eugene Country Clubin Eugene, Ore. The course measured 6,854 yards and played to a par of 72.

Wyoming's next competition will be on April 2-3 at the CampbellUniversity Invitational in Buies Creek, N.C.

Below are Wyoming's individual scores along with the final teamstandings of the 2001 Oregon Duck Invitational.

Wyoming individual results

Mike Urbatchka (Sheridan, Wyo.) Jr. 71-76-79=226 (+10) T41stJake Hunter (Page, Ariz.) Sr. 77-75-79=231 (+15) T59thDavid Hearn (Brantford, Ontario) Sr. 81-76-74=231 (+15) T59thMike Mezei (Lethbridge, Alberta) Fr. 78-81-79=238 (+22) 80thKurt Kowaluk (Lively, Ontario) RSo. 78-79-85=242 (+26) T87th

Team Standings

1. San Diego State 8712. Washington 8723. Oregon 8804. Arizona State 8815. UCLA 8846. Nevada 8887. UC-Santa Barbara 8898. Colorado State 8919. Washington State 901 Hawaii 90111. San Jose State 90412. Oregon State 90513. Oregon "B" 90814. Wyoming 921 Oregon State "B" 92116. Portland State 94217. Portland 953