Wyoming Cowboy Golf in 12th at Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate

Nov. 7, 2005

KANEOHE, Hawaii -

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In a rare three-day event for the team, the University of Wyoming Cowboy golfers had a difficult initial 18 holes at the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate on Monday. In high winds, UW shot 306 (+18) and is in 12th place of 19 teams with two rounds to be played. It was the highest team score of the season for Wyoming.

"This was a disappointing round for us because we had prepared well," said head UW men's golf coach Joe Jensen. "Unfortunately this continues the trend of us playing poorly in the first round of an event. For us to get an NCAA Regional bid we have to be mentally strong, and today we were not.

"There are still two rounds left and we will take this one day at a time. We'll try and crawl out of this position and have a good event finish."

New Mexico State holds the team lead after Day One with a score of 283 (-5). The Aggies are three strokes ahead of UNLV (-2) and seven strokes up on Baylor (+2).

San Diego's Luke Antonelli, playing as an individual, and UNLV's C.J. Gatto each posted scores of 66 (-6) for a two-stroke lead over Baylor's Ryan Baca and UNLV's Sevng-Su Han.

Redshirt senior Matthew Brunk had a solid round for Wyoming and shot 74 (+2). Brunk is tied for 23rd in the field of 108 collegiate golfers. Next for the Cowboys were senior Dan Silva and freshman Corey Steger with identical rounds of 77 (+5). UW junior Jeff Franks carded 78 (+6), and senior Eric Baily shot 79 (+7).

The tournament will continue Tuesday and Wednesday with 18 holes each day.

The Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate is being played at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, which measures 6,269 yards and has a par of 72.