Cowboys Improve in Final Round at the Falcon Invitational

Sept. 10, 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

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Improving 12 strokes from their first round of the year, the University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team shot 291 (+3) on Sunday at the 38th annual Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. After scores of 303 and 298 on Saturday, UW's solid closing mark moved them into a tie for 15th of 19 schools.

"I'm pleased with the nice progression of our round today," said Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen. "These young guys are learning. We'll work hard in practice this week and play better as the season moves along."

Xavier University recorded a phenomenal final round score of 273 (-15) to blow past day one leader Colorado State and set a tournament record total of 845 (-19) on their way to the team title. Similarly, Xavier's Jason Kokrak also overtook day one individual leader Jared Becher of Nevada, shot a third round of 65 (-7) and ran away with the win by a event record mark of 204 (-12).

The Cowboys received final rounds of 71 (-1) from redshirt senior Niel King and junior transfer Zac Fisher. King had the best event finish for the Pokes, jumping 13 spots and tying for 29th of 100 collegiate golfers with a three-round total of 218 (+2).

Senior Jeff Franks finished off a solid tournament with a 74 (+2) and tied for 37th place. Freshman Brandon McCoy contributed towards the UW team score with his third round of 75 (+3). Fellow UW first year players, Max Curnow and Casey Ruff, shot 80 and 82 respectively. Curnow played the weekend as an individual.

The 54-hole tournament was held at the Eisenhower Golf Club - Blue Course, a par 72 which measured 7,301 yards.

Wyoming's next tournament action will be at the Purple and Red Invitational in Layton, Utah, Sept. 18-19.