Cowboy Golf Closes Difficult Wolf Pack Classic

Oct. 3, 2006

RENO, Nev. -

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The University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team scored 312 (+24) during the final round on Tuesday at the Nevada Wolf Pack Classic in Reno, Nev. UW totaled 933 (+69) for the event and finished in 18th place.

The 54-hole event was played at the Wolf Run Golf Club, par 72 and measuring 7,100 yards.

Iowa State won the team title with a mark of 842 (-22), while Utah's Dustin Pimm held his day one lead and captured the individual title from the field of 99 participants at 205 (-11).

"It's hard to go from being so competitive the last couple of years to our current state," said Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen. "I went through this same process several years ago with the group of guys who just graduated, but I had forgotten how hard this is."

Two Cowboys did contribute solid rounds of 74 (+2) on the final day; redshirt senior Niel King and freshman Casey Ruff.

Missing from the Wyoming lineup for this event was senior stroke average leader Jeff Franks, who suffered a deep cut that required stitches on his left hand this past week and is out indefinitely. The Pokes have also been without the services of sophomore Corey Steger, who is ineligible during the fall semester.

Next Monday and Tuesday, the Cowboys will travel to Las Vegas, Nev. and compete in the District VII Fall Preview, Oct. 9-10.