Cowboys Middle of the Pack After 36 Holes at the PING Cougar Classic

April 22, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming men's golf team completed 36 holes on Friday at the PING Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah. After two rounds the Cowboys are tied for 12th of 20 teams. UW's score of 575 has them even with Nevada heading into Saturday's final 18 holes. Wyoming shot rounds of 294 (+6) and 281 (-7).

"After some very good practice rounds lately, we came out a little flat in our first round," said Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen. "Like most teams we left a few shots out there today but I'm proud of the way we improved 13 shots in the second round.

"Our goal tomorrow is to come out and play well and continue to move up the leaderboard. The quality of this field is very good top to bottom. The conditions are perfect on this good course, which makes for nice scoring conditions."

Cowboy sophomore Jeff Franks and redshirt junior Dan Silva have the best two-round totals for Wyoming. Franks shot rounds of 72 (E) and 69 (-3), while Silva carded scores of 71 (-1) and 70 (-2). Their score of 141 has them tied for 23rd out of 100 collegiate golfers. Next for the Pokes is junior Eric Baily who is one stroke back of his teammates at 142. Baily shot 74 (+2) and 68 (-4).

Fresno State has the team lead by one stroke over host BYU, with a total of 543 (-33). Third is Colorado State (551), with San Diego State fourth (555).

Fresno State's Mark Modglin had the low individual mark with scores of 66 (-6) and 64 (-8). Modglin's total of 130 (-14) puts him four strokes ahead of Oscar Alvarez and Nick Belker of BYU who are tied for second at 134 (-10).

Each team played five golfers and counted the top four scores.

The 54-hole PING Cougar Classic will conclude with 18 holes on Saturday with shotgun tee times beginning at 9 a.m. on the 1st and 10th tees. The Cougar Classic is being played at the Riverside Country Club in Provo. Riverside is a par 72, 6,950 yard course.

The Cougar Classic will be UW's final tuneup before the MWC Championships in Sunriver, Ore., April 28-30.

UW Individual Results   Scores/Place

Jeff Franks 72+69=141 (-3, T 23rd)Dan Silva 71+70=141 (-3, T 23rd)Eric Baily 74+68=142 (-2, T 33rd)Dave Stewart 77+74=151 (+7, T 87th)Niel King 79+75=154 (+10, T 94th)