Sept. 8, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
What will be a season full of firsts began today for the young University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team at the 39th annual Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. Four of five members of the Cowboy traveling squad have no collegiate experience to begin the season.
UW's best day came from true freshman Mike May who is tied for 48th in the field of 100 golfers.
After 36 holes, and team rounds of 303 (+15) and 295 (+7), the Pokes find themselves in 14th place of 18 schools participating.
"We were paired with Xavier and UTEP today, who are the defending champion and the current leader," said Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen. "What a way to show my team what collegiate golf is all about.
"Everything about this event has been new to my guys and there were some nerves and some tightness during our morning round. We played better in the afternoon and gained confidence. This is a good young team, but it will take a few events for them to get into the swing of things."
UTEP leads the team standings with a total of 556 (-20) and Iowa State's Chris Baker is atop the individual leaderboard at 135 (-9).
One final 18-hole round will be played Sunday morning. The 54-hole tournament is being held at the Eisenhower Golf Club - Blue Course, par 72 and measuring 7,301 yards.