Wyoming's David Hearn Earns All-District Honors

May 25, 1999


University of Wyoming sophomoreDavid Hearn was recognized for his outstanding 1998-99 season by being namedAll-District 7 on Tuesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).Hearn was one of only 12 players named to the team. He will now be eligiblefor the GCAA All-America team which will be selected in the next few weeks.

"It's nice to see David (Hearn) recognized by other coaches for theoutstanding season he had," said Wyoming men's golf coach Roger Prenzlow."He will be one of the top players in our District for the next two years,and should be a leading All-America candidate in the future. This is agreat honor for a sophomore."

The 12-member District 7 team included four seniors, four juniors,two sophomores and two freshmen. Here is a breakdown of the team ranked inorder of selection by the District 7 coaches.

Rank    Player           Cl.     School                  1.      Andy Miller      Jr.     Brigham Young           2.      Wil Collins      Fr.     New Mexico              3.      Billy Harvey     So.     Brigham Young           4.      Jose Garrido     Jr.     Brigham Young           5.      D.J. Brigman     Sr.     New Mexico              6.      Manuel Merizalde Fr.     Brigham Young           7.      Nigel Spence     Jr.     Colorado State8.      David Hearn      So.     Wyoming9.      Ryan King        Jr.     Fresno State10.     James Stewart    Sr.     San Diego State11.     Ralph Gemoets    Sr.     UTEP12.     Justin Peters    Sr.     Nevada

Hearn tied for 17th place out of 92 competitors at the 1999 NCAAWest Regional Men's Golf Championship played in Tucson, Ariz., May 20-22.

Hearn narrowly missed qualifying in one of two individual spots forthe NCAA Championships, as Nevada's Justin Peters and USC's Jorge Corraleach finished one stroke ahead of him to earn the berths. From the WestRegion, the top nine teams and top two individuals (that are not a member ofone of the top nine teams) qualified for the NCAA Championships which willbe played at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., June 2-5.

Hearn, from Brantford, Ontario, enjoyed an outstanding sophomoreseason. He led the Cowboys in stroke average at 72.8 strokes per round, andhe recorded 10 Top 25 finishes in 13 tournaments during the 1998-99 season.He placed seventh out of 80 golfers at the 1999 Western Athletic ConferenceChampionships, leading up to the West Regional.