Cowboy Golfers Finish Fall Season

Nov. 9, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team completed their fall season on Tuesday at the Bill Cullum/Countrywide Intercollegiate in Simi Valley, California. The Cowboys never recovered from a tough second round and finished the competition 15th, scoring 905.

"We gave a good effort today and played two of three rounds in this tournament very competitively," said UW head coach Joe Jensen. "Yesterday's afternoon round really hurt us, but I'm glad we ended the fall on a more positive note with our last 18 holes.

"We'll work hard this winter and improve before our spring season. We have shown signs this fall of being a very good team. We just need everyone to play well at the same time.

"I am very pleased to see Dan Silva's improvement after his redshirt year. He has become a consistent player so far this season."

Redshirt junior Dan Silva paced the Cowboys finishing five over-par, which tied him for 26th place of 87 golfers. Just back from Silva was Jeff Franks who went seven over-par and tied for 37th, helped by a final round 71. Wyoming's Eric Baily was 64th, Niel King 71st and David Stewart 74th.

Saint Mary's went wire-to-wire for the team title with a 19 under-par 845. Santa Clara took second with Weber State third. Individually, Joe Lanza of Saint Mary's finished with top honors, scoring an eight under-par 208.

The Bill Cullum/Countrywide Intercollegiate was hosted by Cal-State Northridge and was played at the Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif. The Wood Ranch plays to a par of 72 and measures 6,753 yards.

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

Wyoming's next competition will be in the spring of 2005 when they play the Denver Pioneer Classic, March 15-16 in Goodyear, Arizona.