Cowboy Golfers Return to the Links at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

Sept. 21, 2001


Returning to competition for thefirst time in 10 days, the University of Wyoming men's golf team shot atwo-round total of 608 on Friday and finished in a tie for 16th place atthe William H. Tucker Intercollegiate.

Cowboy senior Mike Urbatchka led all Wyoming golfers after shooting a75 and 74 for a two round total of 149. Urbatchka sits in a tie for36th place heading into the final round of competition on Saturday.

"Our freshman guys really got introduced to a major college tournamenttoday and I feel they did a great job," said Wyoming head golf coachRoger Prenzlow. "As soon as they get their legs under them and get alittle more comfortable playing at this level we will be a good teamagain. It seems like this team needs to play just one good round to getthem on track."

Host school New Mexico is leading the team standings with a total of572. Southeastern Louisiana University's Andy Smith is leading theindividual standings with a score of 139.

The tournament is being played at the University of New MexicoChampionships Course in Albuquerque, N.M. The course measures 7,253yards and play to a par of 72.

The Pokes will conclude the tournament on Saturday with one final roundof play.

Wyoming Individual Results after two-rounds of Competition

Mike Urbatchka Sr. Sheridan, Wyo. Tie 36 75-74=149Mike Mezei So. Lethbridge, Alberta Tie 46 71-79=150Kurt Kowaluk Jr. Lively, Ontario Tie 57 75-76=151Jonathan Suss Fr. Scottsdale, Ariz. Tie 96 80-78=158Matthew Brunk Fr. Fort Collins, Colo. 102 80-80=160