Final 2000-2001 Cowboy Golf Informational Release

May 21, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

David Hearn Concludes His College Career at the 2001 NCAA West Regional:Wyoming senior David Hearn concluded the greatest career in University ofWyoming golf history on Saturday, May 19 placing 101st at the 2001 NCAA WestRegional. Hearn shot a final round of 78 to finish with a three-round totalof 231, 15-over par.

While Hearn didn't reach his goal ofadvancing on to the NCAA Championship, he is the only UW golfer in historyto qualify for three consecutive NCAA Regionals. The 2001 NCAA WestRegional was played at the Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis, Ore. Thecourse measured 7,060 yards and played to a par of 72. The tournamentconsisted of 141 collegiate golfers.

"What a great career David (Hearn) had here at Wyoming" said UWmen's golf coach Roger Prenzlow. "Even though he wasn't able to move on tothe NCAA Championship, he accomplished things at Wyoming that no one everhad before. He has set new standards for future Wyoming golfers to attain,and I'm very proud of the way he has represented our program through hisfour years.

"Now, we can look forward to following David's golf career fromhere. We wish him all the best in his future in golf."

The top 10 teams from the West Regional advanced on to the NCAAChampionship plus the top two individuals, who were not a member of one ofthose Top 10 teams. The two individuals who advanced were Nick Watney ofFresno State, who tied for fourth place at 213, and Charleton Dechert ofOral Roberts, who tied for sixth place at 214. The Top 10 teams thatadvanced were: team champion Arizona State, along with Arizona, UC-Irvine,Pacific, South Carolina, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Wake Forest andWashington. Arizona State won the tournament by 15 strokes oversecond-place Arizona, 852 to 867. Mountain West Conference members UNLV andSan Diego State barely missed qualifying for the NCAAs, finishing 11th and12th respectively. The NCAA Championship will be held on May 30-June 2 atthe Duke University Golf Club..

The individual title for the West Regional ended in a tie betweenMatt Jones of Arizona State and Kyle Thompson of South Carolina. Both endedwith 54-hole totals of 208, eight under par.

Hearn, a senior from Brantford, Ontario, made school history byqualifying for three consecutive NCAA West Regionals during his career. Theonly other UW men's golfers to reach the NCAA Regionals as individuals were:Dave McCleave in 1990 and Pat Fry in 1995. McCleave also was a member ofthe 1992 Wyoming squad which qualified for the NCAA West Regional as a team.

2000-01 Wyoming Golf RosterName Height Class Hometown (Last School)Bryan George 6-1 RFr. Douglas, Wyo. (Douglas)David Hearn 6-0 Sr. Brantford, Ontario (North Park Collegiate)Jake Hunter 5-9 Sr. Page, Ariz. (Page)Kevin Kayden 6-1 Sr. Fremont, Ohio (St. Joseph Central Catholic)Kurt Kowaluk 6-0 RSo. Lively, Ontario (Lively)Mike Mezei 5-10 Fr. Lethbridge, Alberta (Winston Churchill)Mike Urbatchka 6-0 Jr. Sheridan, Wyo. (Sheridan)Head Coach: Roger Prenzlow

2000-01 Wyoming Golf Individual Results

David Jake Kevin Kurt Michael MikeEvent Hearn Hunter Kayden Kowaluk Mezei UrbatchkaRMI 207 (-3) 220 (+10) 143 (+3) 216(+6) 223 (+13) 209 (-1) (2nd) (18th) (DQ) (10th) (31st) (3rd)Tucker 223 (+7) 227 (+11) DNP 230 (+14) 227 (+11) 228 (+12) (43rd) (69th) (81st) (69th) (75th)Ram 136 (-4) 148 (+8) 155 (+15) 149 (+9) 149 (+9) DNP (1st) (42nd) (71st) (43rd) (43rd)NMSU 214 (-2) 218 (+2) DNP 228 (+12) 219 (+3) 213 (-3) (5th) (17th) (56th) (25th) (3rd)Nelson 223(+10) 230 (+17) DNP 231 (+18) 232 (+19) 227 (+14) (40th) (72nd) (76th) (82nd) (60th)BRC 156(+12) 234 (+18) DNP 234 (+18) 231 (+15) 239 (+23) (WD) (44th) (44th) (35th) (67th)JBI DNP 216 (Even)228 (+12) 222 (+6) 221 (+5) 221 (+5) (30th) (81st) (57th) (51st) (51st)Duck 231(+15) 231 (+15) DNP 242 (+26) 238 (+22) 226 (+10) (59th) (59th) (87th) (80th) (41st)CI 151 (+7) 145 (+1) DNP 152 (+8) 145 (+1) 149 (+5) (35th) (6th) (42nd) (6th) (25th)BYU 216 (E) 235 (+19) 220 (+4) 219 (+3) 227 (+11) 221 (+5) (14th) (83rd) (25th) (23rd) (55th) (30th)MWC 225 (+9) 232 (+16) 233 (+17) 239 (+23) DNP 239 (+23) (10th) (22nd) (30th) (36th) (36th)NCAA 231(+15) DNP DNP DNP DNP DNPRegional (101st)

Strokes (2,213) (2,336) (979) (2,362) (2,112) (2,172)Rounds (30) (31) (13) (31) (28) (29)Avg. 73.8 75.4 75.3 76.2 75.4 74.9Low Rd. 65 69 67 69 70 68

2000-01 Wyoming Golf Schedule/Team Results

Event Date Finish/ScoreWyoming Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate 9/9-10 1st of 12 / 848Laramie, Wyo. (Jacoby Golf Course)New Mexico Tucker Invitational 9/15-16 14th of 23 / 901Albuquerque, N.M.Colorado State Ram Invitational 9/25-26 6th of 15 / 581Fort Collins, Colo.New Mexico State Invitational 10/6-7 1st of 17 / 862Las Cruces, N.M.The Stanford Nelson Classic 10/27-29 17th of 19 / 908Stanford, Calif.Beau Rivage Collegiate Classic 2/12-13 15th of 16 / 935Gulfport, Miss.Hawaii John Burns Intercollegiate 2/21-23 16th of 19 / 880Honolulu, Hawai'iOregon Duck Invitational 3/26-27 14th of 17 / 921Eugene, Ore.Campbell Intercollegiate 4/2-3 4th of 12 / 590Buies Creek, N.C.Brigham Young Cougar Classic 4/20-21 7th of 16 / 875Provo, UtahMWC Championship 4/30-5/2 7th of 8 / 925Sunriver, Ore.