Rain Shortens Day One for Cowboy Golf at the Purple and Red Invite

Sept. 24, 2007

LAYTON, Utah -

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Led by true freshmen Mike May and Zach Zaremba, the University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team shot their best team round of the season on Monday at the Purple and Red Invitational in Layton, Utah.

Despite rain shortening the 36 planned holes down to 18, Wyoming recorded a team score of 291 (+3). UW is tied for seventh place in the field of 18 teams.

Both Cowboys May and Zaremba shot their season-best rounds to fuel the low team round, with May scoring 69 (-3) and Zaremba a 70 (-2). May is tied for third out of 103 golfers, while Zaremba is tied for seventh place.

"This was our best team round of the year but it does not feel that way because of the way we finished today's round," said Cowboy head coach Joe Jensen. "Between the four counting scores we lost four or five strokes on the last hole, so that is frustrating. We'll continue to try and eliminate our mental mistakes.

"I am proud of the round Phil (Henzlik) played as an individual, and both Mike and Zach showed their low round potential."

Playing as an individual, Wyoming freshman Phil Henzlik shot even-par 72 and is tied for 25th.

Heading into the final round the Utah Utes hold the team lead at 283 (-5), three strokes better than Santa Clara at 286. Texas Pan American's Shane Pearce shot a first round of 66 (-6) to take the individual lead by two strokes over Utah's Chris Gresh.

One final round of 18 holes will be played on Tuesday morning beginning at 8 a.m. The event will be shortened from 54 holes to 36, due to the cancellation of Monday morning's round.

The event, hosted by Weber State and the University of Utah, is being played at Valley View Golf Course and is UW's fourth tournament in 17 days.

Valley View measures 7,147 yards, par 72.