Sept. 13, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Under tough, high-wind conditions in Lincoln, Neb., the University of Wyoming men's golf team conluded 36 holes at the Nebraska Fairway Club Invitational in third place of 12 teams with a team score of 619. The University of Nebraska leads the team standings with a score of 607.
Cowboy junior Eric Baily, Crofton, Neb., played in front of friends and family and led UW with rounds of 78 and 73, tied for third overall. Freshman Dave Stewart bounced back from a disappointing weekend tournament to tie for 18th after scores of 78 and 77.
Senior Matthew Brunk, coming off of an 11th place finish last weekend, was not in the UW lineup due to an injured wrist.
"We are third overall in a solid field, playing under tough conditions and are in great shape with a chance to win this thing," said head UW men's golf coach Joe Jensen. "The kids have hung together and played tough in these conditions. The way the course is playing and the weather has forced everyone to be really mentally into it. With Brunk out, this is the second straight tournament we have played without our best team together. I'm encouraged with our positive performance on this road trip. I need one more good round from these guys."
Junior Niel King is tied for 22nd and senior Dan Silva is tied for 25th. Sophomore Jeff Franks has struggled following his individual title in Colorado Springs and is tied for 49th. Each team played five golfers and counted the four best scores.
The final round of 18 will be played Tuesday morning. The Nebraska Fairway Club Invitational is being played at the Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Firethorn plays to a par of 71 and measures 6,762 yards.