Sept. 19, 2003
Colorado Springs, Colo. - The WyomingCowboy golf team opened up the first day of the Gene MirandaFalcon Invitational shooting an opening round 290, two shotsover par. The Cowboys sit in a three-way tie for third placewith host Air Force and Boise State in the 18 team field.
"I thought well played pretty good today, but notgreat," said UW head golf coach Joe Jensen. "Our guyshad trouble putting today. The greens were fast and theyjust couldn't adjust. We need to improve on thattomorrow."
UW junior Matthew Brunk, from Ft. Collins, Colo., led theway for the Pokes with a one under par performance of 71after the first day of competition. Mike Mezei fromTexas-San Antonio holds the top spot after shooting a firstround of 66.
The tournament is being hosted by the Air Force Academy atthe Eisenhower Golf Course in Colorado Springs, Colo. Thesecond round of the tourney is scheduled to start at 8:30a.m., Mountain time, on Saturday.
The University of Texas-San Antonio leads all teams with asix shot under par performance of 282. The Roadrunners holda five stroke lead over second place New Mexico JV (287) andsix strokes over third place Denver (288).
"This is a big tournament," added Jensen. "We reallyneed to finish strong here. We are off to a decent start,but we are looking to have a big finish.
The first round of the tournament was played on theEisenhower Blue Course which measures 7,301 yards and playsto a par of 72.