Current Press Release

May 15, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming's David Hearn Begins Play at the 2000 NCAA West Regional Men's GolfChampionship on Thursday:

University of Wyoming junior David Hearn wasselected on Tuesday, May 9 to participate in the 2000 NCAA West RegionalMen's Golf Championship to be played at the Riverbend Golf Course in Fresno,Calif., on May 18-20, hosted by Fresno State University.

This marks the second consecutive year that Hearn has earned anindividual selection to the NCAA West Regional. At the '99 West Regional inTucson, Ariz., Hearn placed 17th and missed advancing to the NCAAChampionship by one place. Hearn is coming off an eighth-place showing atthe 2000 Mountain West Conference Championships in Palm Desert, Calif., May1-3.

The NCAA West Regional is composed of Districts 7 and 8 and nineat-large teams. Wyoming is located in District 7. The 2000 NCAA WestRegional will be composed of the following teams and individuals, each teamselected will be composed of five individuals:District 7 -- Six teams and two individuals Teams: Brigham Young, FresnoState, New Mexico, Colorado State, San Diego State, UTEPIndividuals: David Hearn, Wyoming, Ryan Ellis, Utah.District 8 -- 12 teams and one individualTeams: Arizona State, UNLV, Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, California,Stanford, UCLA, Washington, Pepperdine, USC, Long Beach StateIndividual: Ryan Earl, PortlandAt-large -- Nine teams from a national pool and three West Regionalindividuals Teams: Pacific, Cal State Northridge, Idaho, Princeton,Wright State, Navy, Towson State, Iona, Maryland-Baltimore CountyIndividuals: Scott Lieberwirth, New Mexico State, Ray Otis, Nevada, RyanNelson, Portland

"Our goal was to qualify as a team this year," said Hearn."Although we weren't able to reach that goal, it is very special to me,qualifying for the second year in a row as an individual. This time I feelmuch more comfortable as I head into the regional. I know what to expect.I'm just going to focus on playing my game, and if I can stay focused onthat I think I have a realistic shot at moving onto the NCAA Championships."

"David's (Hearn) record speaks for itself," said Wyoming men's golfcoach Roger Prenzlow. "He is definitely one of the best players in theWest, and deserves this honor. I believe he has an excellent chance ofmoving on to the NCAA Championships."

In men's collegiate golf, the NCAA Division I Championship beginswith three regional competitions. In addition to the West Regional, thereis also a Central and East Regional. All three regionals will be contestedMay 18-20. The Central Regional will be held at Victoria Country Club inVictoria, Texas, hosted by Southwest Texas State. The East Regional will beplayed at Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, Pa., hosted by TempleUniversity.

The NCAA Division I Championship will be hosted by Auburn UniversityMay 31-June 3 at the Grand National Golf Course in Auburn, Ala.

A total of 421 individuals will be competing at the Regionalcompetitions with 156 advancing to the NCAA Championship. Those 156participants will consist of at least eight teams from each regional. Thetwo lowest scoring individuals from each regional, whose teams do notadvance, will also move on to the championship finals. The remainder of theNCAA Championship field will be selected by the Division I Men's GolfCommittee.

1999-2000 Wyoming Golf Individual Results

Matt David Jake Kevin Kurt Reid MikeEvent Hart Hearn Hunter Kayden Kowaluk Lende UrbatchkaRMI DNP 204 (-6) 216 (+6) 206 (-4) DNP 213(+3) 216 (+6) (1st) (26th) (2nd) (12th) (26th)AFA DNP 214 (-2) 225 (+9) 234 (+18) DNP 217(+1) 221 (+5) (5th) (43rd) (93rd) (8th) (19th)CSU DNP 142 (+2) 152 (+12) 149 (+9) DNP 151(+11) 149 (+9) (7th) (56th) (42nd) (52nd) (42nd)RSI DNP 215 (+5) 207 (-3) 220 (+10) DNP 224(+14) 207 (-3) (10th) (1st) (29th) (40th) (1st)FSU 231(+15) 211 (-5) 228 (+12) 220 (+4) DNP 230(+14) 222 (+6) (87th) (12th) (78th) (47th) (83rd) (54th)TNC DNP 217 (+4) 221 (+8) 224 (+11) DNP 223(+10) 224 (+11) (30th) (52nd) (73rd) (67th) (73rd)49er DNP 230 (+17)240 (+27) 229 (+16) DNP 234(+21) 238 (+25) (45th) (78th) (41st) (61st) (74th)PCI DNP 234 (+18)250 (+34) 239 (+23) DNP 244(+28) 237(+21) (45th) (93rd) (62nd) (79th) (56th)ODI DNP 214 (-2) 227 (+11) 227 (+11) DNP 230(+14) 222 (+6) (5th) (53rd) (53rd) (64th) (31st)BI 226(+10) 210 (-6) 226 (+10) 226 (+10) DNP 221 (+5) 211 (-5) (25th) (2nd) (25th) (25th) (9th) (4th)BYU 234(+18) 220 (+4) 218 (+2) 229 (+13) DNP 227(+11) 219 (+3) (82nd) (31st) (22nd) (71st) (64th) (25th)MWC DNP 217 (+1) 224 (+8) 239 (+23) DNP 232(+16) 237 (+21) (8th) (22nd) (39th) (30th) (37th)NCAA DNP May 18-20 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNPWest Regional

Strokes (691) (2,528) (2,634) (2,642) (0) (2,646) (2,603)Rounds (9) (35) (35) (35) (0) (35) (35)Avg. 76.8 72.2 75.3 75.5 0.0 75.6 74.4LowRd. 71 65 67 67 NA 69 65

1999-2000 Wyoming Golf Schedule/Team Results

Event Date Finish/Score

Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate 9/6-7 1st of 14 / 837Laramie, Wyo. (Jacoby Golf Course)Falcon Invitational 9/17-19 2nd of 24 / 876Colorado Springs, Colo.Ram Intercollegiate 9/27-28 9th of 15 / 591Fort Collins, Colo.Red Storm Intercollegiate 10/1-2 1st of 19 / 845Bethpage, N.Y.Fresno Lexus Classic 10/15-16 12th of 16 / 1104Fresno, Calif.The Nelson 10/29-31 15th of 20 / 878Stanford, Calif.The 49er Collegiate Classic 2/24-25 14th of 15 / 926Long Beach, Calif.Pacific Coast Intercollegiate 3/13-14 18th of 19 / 950Santa Barbara, Calif.Oregon Duck Invitational 3/20-21 7th of 15 / 887Eugene, Ore.Bengal Invitational 4/17-18 1st of 10 / 861Blackfoot, IdahoCougar Classic 4/21-22 6th of 15 / 872Provo, UtahMountain West Conference Championship 5/1-3 7th of 8 / 906Palm Desert, Calif.