Wyoming Cowboy Golfers Move Up Four Spots to Tie For Fourth at the Falcon Invite

Sept. 11, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming men's golf team finished the weekend at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invite by moving up from eighth to tie for fourth with a final three-round score of 882. Southern Utah University won the team title with a score of 869.

UW sophomore Jeff Franks, competing as an individual, won the tournament after shooting a final round of even-par 71 to finish four under par overall. Franks posted rounds of 68 and 70 on Friday. Senior Matthew Brunk finished Saturday with the tournament's best round of the day, 69. Brunk, and Cowboy teammates Dan Silva and Niel King all finished tied for 11th. King shot a 70 to move up on the final day from 47th.

"We achieved the score we were shooting for today and I'm pleased because we steadily improved all three rounds," said head UW men's golf coach Joe Jensen. "The individual title for Jeff will be good for his confidence the rest of the season, and hopefully the team can feed off of that confidence. I'm happy for Jeff and cautiously optimistic about this team as a whole. It would be great if we could carry this momentum into the Nebraska tournament."

Finishing out the scoring for UW was Eric Baily with a final round of 75. Freshman David Stewart finished with a three-round total of 243 in his first collegiate action. Each team played five golfers and counted the four best scores.

The Gene Miranda Falcon Invite was played at the Eisenhower-Blue Course on the USAF Academy grounds. The Blue Course plays to a par of 71 and measures 7,239 yards.

Next up for the Cowboys is the Nebraska Fairway Club Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska, on September 13-14. UW will play 36 holes on Monday, followed by a final round of 18 on Tuesday.