Cowboys Finish Tied For 12th at the PING Cougar Classic

April 23, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming men's golf team finished the final 18 holes exactly where they started on Saturday at the PING Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah. The Cowboys did not gain or lose any ground on the field and tied for 12th of 20 teams. UW's final team round of 287 (-1) tied them with UTEP in the final standings. Wyoming shot rounds of 294 (+6) and 281 (-7) on Friday.

"The conditions were tougher today, but we showed progress and I'm proud of the kids," said Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen. "Our last two rounds were under par as a team which shows growth and the kids are working hard.

"I was proud to see Dan play so well and shoot 67 today. He hung in there."

Cowboy redshirt junior Dan Silva had the best finish for Wyoming shooting a final round 67 (-5), which moved him up 12 spots in the standings to finish 11th of 99 golfers. Silva's round of 67 was his season best. Next for the Pokes was junior Eric Baily who scored 73 (+1) and tied for 37th place. Baily shot 74 (+2) and 68 (-4) on Friday.

Not much changed on Day Two in the team standings as Fresno State won the team title by eight strokes over host BYU, with a total of 820 (-44). Colorado State (829) finished third, and San Diego State placed fourth (834).

Fresno State's Mark Modglin held his individual lead with a final round of even-par 72. Modglin, 202 (-14), won medalist honors by only one stroke over his teammate Ryan Carter who closed with a 67 (-5) to make the finish close.

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

The 54-hole PING Cougar Classic was played at the Riverside Country Club in Provo. Riverside is a par 72, 6,950 yard course.

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

UW Individual Results   Scores/Place

Dan Silva 71+70+67=208 (-8, 11th)Eric Baily 74+68+73=215 (-1, T 37th)Jeff Franks 72+69+84=225 (+9, T 85th)Dave Stewart 77+74+74=225 (+9, T 85th)Niel King 79+75+73=227 (+11, T 90th)