Cowboy Golf Holds Lead Entering Final Round Of St. John's Red Storm Intercollegiate

Oct. 1, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowboys hold atwo-stroke lead over North Carolina-Greensboro heading into Saturday's finalround of the St. John's University Red Storm Intercollegiate being played inFarmingdale, N.Y. Wyoming junior Jake Hunter is leading the way for theCowboys. Hunter is four-under par through 36 holes and holds a one strokelead over Andrew Svoboda of the host St. John's Red Storm.

"The guys all did a fantastic job today," said UW men's golf coachRoger Prenzlow. "We're leading the tournament by two strokes, and the guysplayed just the way we've been talking about as a team -- go out relaxed,focus on hitting a lot of greens and then try to be consistent in ourputting game.

"Jake (Hunter) played two outstanding rounds. He started out with a67 and came back with a 69 in the second round. It seems like we've had adifferent guy step up in each of our fall tournaments. It's real excitingto see him have this kind of tournament.

"It should be fun tomorrow. The guys seem real focused, butrelaxed, and I think they're excited to see if we can win a tournament onthe road."

Not far behind Hunter's four-under par score of 136 is UW sophomoreMike Urbatchka with a one-under total of 139. Junior David Hearn is at plusfive 145. Fellow junior Kevin Kayden is nine over, 149, and senior ReidLende is one stroke back of Kayden at +10, 150.

The Cowboys have had an outstanding fall season thus far, winningtheir own Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate on Sept. 7 and finishing second atthe Air Force Falcon Invitational on Sept. 19.

The St. John's Red Storm Intercollegiate is being played at theBethpage Red Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. The course measures 6,756 yardsand plays to a par of 70.

Here are the scores entering Saturday's final round.

Team Scores1.      Wyoming                         5652.      North Carolina-Greensboro       5673.      St. John's                      5774.      Towson                          579        Columbia                        5796.      Rutgers                         5807.      Detroit Mercy                   5828.      Martin Methodist                5859.      Villanova                       58710.     Cleveland State                 59111.     Hofstra                         59512.     Delaware                        59713.     Iona                            61014.     Loyola                          62115.     Fairfield                       62416.     St. Joseph's (Pa.)              63117.     Wagner                          64018.     Fairleigh Dickinson             64419.     Manhattan                       656

Wyoming Individuals Place ScoresJake Hunter 1st 67-69=136Mike Urbatchka T3rd 68-71=139David Hearn T17th 71-74=145Kevin Kayden T37th 74-75=149Reid Lende T41st 79-71=150