Cowboy Golfers Drop To Fifteenth at the Stanford Nelson Classic

Oct. 28, 2000


The Wyoming Cowboys shot a round of315 on Saturday at The Nelson Classic hosted by Stanford University, andfell into a tie for 15th place with Texas Tech after two rounds of play.Wyoming had entered the second round tied for fourth with Colorado State,following an opening round 287 on Friday.

Weather conditions affected all the team scores on Saturday, withrain persisting throughout the day in Palo Alto, Calif. The Cowboys secondround total of 315 was 28 strokes off their first round score of 287.Wyoming will enter Sunday's final round within eight strokes of 10th place,and 20 strokes back of fourth place.

David Hearn is the lone Cowboy in the Top 30 individuals in thefield of 100 golfers. Hearn shot a second round 79, which combined with hisopening round of 69 gives him a 148 total -- good for 30th place.

"We got off to a nice start Saturday, but then we went through astretch where it seemed like everyone on the team was shooting bogey anddouble bogey, and we never could get it back together.," said UW men's golfcoach Roger Prenzlow. "The weather conditions made it more difficult toplay today, and our guys didn't do a good job of adjusting to theconditions.

"I'm glad we have another round to play on Sunday. With the stronground we played on Friday, we still have a chance to have a good tournamentand end the fall season on a positive note. We just need to come outtomorrow and play the kind of golf we did Friday."

The Nelson is being played on the Stanford Golf Club course. Thecourse measures 6,786 yards and plays to a par of 71.

The tournament is a 54-hole event. The third and final round willbe played on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Below are Wyoming's individual scores after round two, along withthe second-round team scores.

Wyoming individual results

David Hearn (Brantford, Ontario) Sr. 69-79=148 T30thMike Urbatchka (Sheridan, Wyo.) Jr. 71-80=151 T62ndJake Hunter (Page, Ariz.) Sr. 73-80=153 T66thKurt Kowaluk (Lively, Ontario) RSo. 74-79=153 T66thMike Mezei (Lethbridge, Alberta) Fr. 76-77=153 T66th

Final Team Standings

1. Duke 5732. North Carolina St 5793. Stanford 5814. Kansas 582 Alabama 5826. Washington 5867. Colorado 587 Florida Southern 5879. Miami (Ohio) 59010. Colorado State 594 North Florida 59412. Missouri 59613. Purude 59914. Fresno State 60115. Wyoming 602 Texas Tech 60217. Michigan 60318. Idaho 62019. Hawai'i-Hilo 626