Wyoming Cowboy Golfers at the Wolfpack Classic

Oct. 18, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming men's golf team played the opening 36 holes in cold conditions Monday at the Wolfpack Classic in Reno, Nevada. The Cowboys had a rough first day and are in 16th place of 18 teams with a score of 610. Lamar University leads the tournament by seven strokes with a score of 564.

UW sophomore Jeff Franks, Steamboat Springs, Colo., has the lowest total for UW and is tied for 43rd place individually of 90 golfers. Franks shot rounds of 74 and 75 to finish Day One at five-over-par.

"We came into this tournament with high expectations and didn't play well today," said head UW men's golf coach Joe Jensen. "It was a disappointing first day for all of us and we just have to play better tomorrow.

"There is a very small margin for error in this kind of high-caliber field.

"Dan (Silva) shot even-par in the afternoon, which was a good score, and Jeff (Franks) was solid both rounds."

Senior Dan Silva posted an afternoon round of 72, which brought him into a tie for 50th after a morning 78. Junior Niel King scored 80 and 76, freshman David Stewart shot 77 and 80, while junior Eric Baily had a 78 and 80.

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

The 28th Annual Wolfpack Classic is being played at the Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno. The Wolf Run plays to a par of 72 and measures 7,100 yards. A final round of 18 will close competition Tuesday.

Notes:UW senior Matthew Brunk is out for the remainder of the fall season with an injured wrist and did not make the trip.