April 15, 2006
PROVO, Utah -
The University of Wyoming Cowboy golfers moved from 11th to ninth of 16 teams on the final day of competition at the BYU Cougar Classic. After a morning rain delay, the Cowboys closed with a round of 283 (-5) on Saturday to give them a 54-hole total of 860 (-4). UW shot rounds of 295 and 282 on Friday.
"We were -11 as a team over the final two rounds, which was a great way to end the tournament," said UW head coach Joe Jensen. "We will be going into the MWC Championships on a high note and that is what I was hoping for today."
BYU came from behind in the final round to win the team title at their own event. The Cougars (828) edged UNC-Charlotte (829) by one stroke. Weber State was a distant third at 838.
Barry Schenk of Weber State won individual medalist honors at 201 (-15). Three golfers tied at 205 (-11) for second place.
Wyoming's Jeff Franks used a round of 67 (-5) to move from 20th into a ninth place tie of 84 golfers. Franks' final round, combined with his UW school record tying second round score of 65 (-7), was the best final 36-hole total in the field.
UW will next participate in the Mountain West Conference Championships, to be held April 27-29 in Sun River, Oregon.