Cowboy Golfer Zach Zaremba Tied for Third after Opening Rounds of Air Force Falcon Invitational

Sept. 19, 2009


University of Wyoming junior golfer Zach Zaremba had a great start at the Air Force Falcon Invitational on Saturday and is tied for third place after the opening two rounds.  Zaremba shot a 69 (-3) in each of the first two rounds for a total of 138 (-6).

The Air Force Falcon Invitational is being played at Eisenhower Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. The par 72 Blue Course measures 7,301 yards.

Along with Zaremba's solid individual start, the Cowboys also scored well as a team and had their best two rounds of the young season. The Pokes strung together rounds of 289 (+1) and 286 (-2) for a two round total of 575 (-1). That score places UW in eighth place of the 19-team field.

Behind Zaremba, junior Gabe Maier was Wyoming's second highest finisher at 145 (+1). Maier is tied for 31st in the 108-man field.

Another bright spot for the Cowboys was the second round play of junior Phil Henzlik. After a disappointing first round 80 (+8), Henzlik rebounded to shoot a career best 68 (-5) in the second round. Henzlik is currently tied for 51st with a two-round total of 148 (+4).

Utah leads the AFA Invite after posting a two-round score of 564 (-12).

Individually, Northern Colorado's Steve Bidne and Utah's Mike Branca are tied for first place. Each player is currently seven-under par with a two-round total of 137.

"I feel good about the way Zach played today and as a team we are only seven shots away from the top-three," UW Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "Our goal is to play well tomorrow and finish near the top of this field. If we play solid and are just under par as a team, I think we can do exactly that. We need to have solid numbers from top to bottom tomorrow."

The Falcon Invitational will conclude tomorrow with a single round of 18 holes. The final round will begin at 8:15 a.m.