Sept. 14, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's golf team finished competition at the Nebraska Fairway Club Invitational in a tie for sixth place of 12 teams with a score of 925. The University of Nebraska topped the team standings with a score of 903.
Cowboy junior Eric Baily, Crofton, Neb., had the best tournament for Wyoming and finished tied for sixth overall with a three-round total of 226. Freshman Dave Stewart carried over his steady play to tie for 24th after scores of 78, 77 and 78.
Senior Matthew Brunk, coming off of an 11th place finish last weekend at Air Force, was not in the UW lineup due to an injured wrist.
"Despite a somewhat disappointing final round, these two tournaments in a row have been a good way to start the year and I'm encouraged about this team," said head UW men's golf coach Joe Jensen. "The weather was not as severe as yesterday, but it was still windy. We will learn from the rounds we played, take something away from this and move on into our next tournament."
Junior Niel King tied for 27th with a final round 78 and senior Dan Silva tied for 25th. Sophomore Jeff Franks had his best round of the tournament, a 75, and tied for 40th. Each team played five golfers and counted the four best scores.
The Nebraska Fairway Club Invitational was played at the Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Firethorn plays to a par of 71 and measures 6,762 yards.
Next up for the Cowboys is the University of Louisville Intercollegiate on September 27 and 28.