Wyoming Cowboy Golfers in Tenth After Day One of Air Force Tournament

Sept. 10, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

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The University of Wyoming men's golf team began their 2005-06 season on Saturday in tenth place of 17 teams with a score of 598, after two rounds of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invite. The Air Force Academy leads their own event by 13 strokes with a mark of 567. The third and final round will be played Sunday.

Senior Eric Baily had the best score for the Pokes, with rounds of 75 and 70. His total of one under par places him in a tie for 14th of 91 collegiate golfers. Boise State's Graham Delaet holds the individual lead at 137 (-7).

"We had an off day today," said head UW men's golf coach Joe Jensen. "There were some signs of some good things, such as Eric Baily's round of 70 in the second round, but mostly we played loose and were not sharp.

"There were too many mental mistakes and too much inefficient play, but we'll take a lot from our first two rounds of the year, we'll evaluate ourselves and have a good day tomorrow."

Also competing for UW was Matthew Brunk with rounds of 75 and 74, Corey Steger scoring 75 and 77 in his first collegiate action, Jeff Franks shooting 77 and 75 and Dan Silva with 78 and 79. Each team played five golfers and counted the four best scores.

The 37th Annual Gene Miranda Falcon Invite is being played at the Eisenhower-Blue Course on the USAF Academy grounds. The Blue Course plays to a par of 72 and measures 7,301 yards.