Cowboy Golf through 36 Holes at KU Invite

Sept. 17, 2007


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Experiencing a huge variation in their scorecard totals from one round to the next, the Wyoming Cowboy golf team shot scores of 300 (+12) and 320 (+32) on Monday at the Kansas Invitational in Lawrence, Kan. UW's 36-hole total of 620 (+44) puts them in 15th place of 16 teams.

The event is Wyoming's third tournament in ten days.

"We played a decent round this morning, but then our youth caught up to us a bit in the afternoon," said Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen. "In windy, tough conditions like we played in today you have to rely on your short game. Our short game was not good this afternoon and we had a difficult time handling the situation.

"The great thing is that we get to play again tomorrow. I have faith in the ability of these guys and we'll see how resilient this team is Tuesday morning."

The Kansas Jayhawks lead their own tournament by five strokes with a two-round total of 590 (+14). Kansas State is second at 595 (+19) with three teams tied at 596.

Houston's Jordan Irwin is atop the individual leaderboard at 144 (E). Three individuals are tied for second place at 145 (+1).

For the third straight event, Wyoming is led by freshman Gabe Maier who shot rounds of 73 (+1) and 79 (+7). Maier's total of 152 (+8) places him in a tie for 39th out of 91 collegiate golfers.

One final 18-hole round will be played Tuesday morning.

The 54-hole event is being played at KU's home course, the Alvamar Golf Club. The par-72, 7,092-yard course has been the exclusive host to the Kansas Invitational since its inaugural season in 1983.