Sept. 25, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming seniorDavid Hearn shot an opening round 69, and is tied for fourth place after thefirst of two rounds at the 2000 Colorado State University RamIntercollegiate.
Hearn trails first-place Matt Abbott of Penn State by only fourstrokes entering Tuesday's final 18-hole round. Abbott fired a 65,five-under par. Kane Webber and his teammate Matthew Zions of Colorado aretied for second at 68. Hearn is joined by five other individuals in fourthplace with one-under par scores of 69.
The Cowboys struggled as a team on Monday, shooting a team score of295, placing them 13th in the 15-team field. But in a tightly-groupedfield, the Cowboys are within 10 strokes of second place. Colorado leadsthe team competition at 279. Texas-Arlington and Penn State are tied forsecond at 285.
"We looked a little out of sink today, other than David (Hearn),"said UW men's golf coach Roger Prenzlow. "Some of the guys got off to afast start, but finished poorly. The other guys who started slowly, neverreally recovered from that. You have to have three good scores and at leastone decent score to be in the hunt, and we only had one good score today.
"David was one of only nine players who shot a sub-par round Monday,and he's well within striking distance of the leader.
"With it being just a 36-hole tournament, we can make a movetomorrow with a strong performance. We just need to focus on shooting agood round tomorrow and building some confidence."
The tournament was originally scheduled for 54 holes -- 36 holes onMonday, Sept. 25 and 18 holes on Tuesday, Sept. 26, but due to inclementweather the tournament was shortened to a 36-hole event. The tournament isbeing played on the Fort Collins Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo. Thecourse plays to a par of 70 and measures 6,921 yards. The final round willtee off Tuesday morning.
Wyoming individual results
David Hearn 69 (-1) T4thJacob Hunter 74 (+4) T41stMike Mezei 75 (+5) T46thKevin Kayden 77 (+7) T63rdKurt Kowaluk 78 (+8) T70th