Cowboy Golf Finishes 15th at William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

Sept. 22, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming Cowboy golfteam shot a final round team total of 298 on Saturday placing them 15that the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate golf tournament in Albuquerque,N.M.

Cowboy senior Mike Urbatchka shot a final round 73 and led all UWgolfers with a three-round total of 222 placing him in a tie for29th-place. Sophomore Mike Mezei was the next highest finisher for thePokes placing in a tie for 37th (223).

"The guys put together a nice competitive round today," said Wyominghead coach Roger Prenzlow. "Both Mike's (Urbatchka and Mezei) and Kurt(Kowaluk) all stood up and played good rounds and actually all had achance to shoot under par. We needed one good round to springboard usinto the next tournament and we got that so hopefully we have a goodweek of practice and we'll come out and put some good numbers on theboard next week."

The University of New Mexico won the tournament with a total score of859. Brigham Young's Manuel Merizalde placed first individually with ascore of 209.

The tournament was played at the University of New Mexico ChampionshipCourse. The course measured 7,253 yards and played to a par of 72.

Wyoming Individual Results

Mike Urbatchka Sr. Sheridan Wyo. Tie 29 75-74-73=222Mike Mezei So. Lethbridge, Alberta Tie 37 71-79-73=223Kurt Kowaluk Jr. Lively, Ontario Tie 53 75-75-75=226Matthew Brunk Fr. Fort Collins, Colo. Tie 98 80-80-77=237Jonathan Shuss Fr. Scottsdale, Ariz. Tie 101 80-78-80=238

Final Team Standings

1. New Mexico 8592. Pepperdine 8703. Arizona 8714. UNLV 872 Southern California 8726. San Diego State 8767. Colorado 8838. Colorado State 8849. Brigham Young 88510. New Mexico JV 88611. Arizona State 89112. Oregon State 89613. Southeastern La. 89914. Texas A&M 90415. Wyoming 90616. New Mexico State 90817. Texas-El Paso 90918. Air Force 91019. Utah 92220. Hawaii 923