Cowboy Golfers Finish Seventh of 19 at Cardinal Intercollegiate

Sept. 28, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming men's golf team played a solid final round at the Cardinal Intercollegiate in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday and finished tied for seventh place of 19 teams with a score of 893. The University of Louisville won their own tournament by 20 strokes with a score of 851.

Cowboy junior Eric Baily, Crofton, Neb., tied for tenth place individually of 100 golfers. Baily shot rounds of 72, 73 and 73 to finish two-over-par. Senior Dan Silva moved up four places from the first day and finished 17th after rounds of 73, 73 and 75.

"This is a good finish in a good tournament, despite the more difficult, windy conditions today," said head UW men's golf coach Joe Jensen. "We need to continue putting ourselves in the position to contend on the final day, as we've done the last two tournaments."

Sophomore Jeff Franks shot rounds of 77, 73 and 78 and tied for 61st, while junior Niel King scored 77, 76 and 78. Freshman David Stewart rounded out UW's scores with 86, 71 and 79.

Each team played five golfers and counted the four best scores.

Senior Matthew Brunk missed the trip with an injured wrist.

The Cardinal Intercollegiate was played at the University of Lousiville's Cardinal Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The Cardinal Club plays to a par of 72 and measures 7,001 yards.

Next up for the Cowboys is the University of Nevada Wolfpack Invitational in Reno, Nevada, on October 18-19.