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

Sept. 21, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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