2000-2001 Cowboy Golf Informational Press Release

Sept. 12, 2000


2000-01 Wyoming Golf Individual Results        David    Jake      Kevin    Kurt    Michael   MikeEvent   Hearn    Hunter    Kayden   Kowaluk Mezei     Urbatchka

RMI 207 (-3) 220 (+10) DQ 216(+6) 223 (+13) 209 (-1) (2nd) (18th) (10th) (31st) (3rd)Tucker












Strokes (207) (220) (143) (216) (223) (209)Rounds (3) (3) (2) (3) (3) (3)Avg. 69.0 73.3 71.5 72.0 74.3 69.7LowRd. 65 73 67 69 70 69

Cowboys Win 2000 Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate, Hearn Finishes Second: TheUniversity of Wyoming men's golf team won the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiateby ten strokes Sunday, with senior David Hearn placing second individually.

The Cowboys shot a 54-hole total of 848 at Jacoby Golf Course inLaramie. Wyoming was trailed by Idaho, which shot 858. Wyoming has now wonthree consecutive Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate titles.

The Pokes were led by Hearn, who lost a playoff for the championshipagainst Jarod Topmiller of Western Kentucky. Hearn and Topmiller eachfinished with a three-round total of 207, but Topmiller birdied the fifthplayoff hole to earn the individual title. Hearn fired rounds of 70-65-72on the par 70 course.

Wyoming received a very solid performance from junior MikeUrbatchka. Urbatchka, a native of Sheridan, Wyo., finished in a tie forthird with a total of 209, including a final round 69.

Rounding out the scoring for Wyoming were Kurt Kowaluk (216), JakeHunter (220) and Mike Mezei (223). Kowaluk's total earned him a tie fortenth place. Mezei was impressive in his first action as a Cowboy.

"The guys did a good job of hanging in there," said Wyoming headcoach Roger Prenzlow. "We didn't have a good round going but really made upfor it at the end. We struggled with our putting, but you could really tellthat we had some experience out there. I really commend our guys, they hungin there until something good happened and they shot well enough to win.

"David (Hearn) just wasn't David today," added Prenzlow. "He neverreally got going but still tied for the championship. It's too bad hedidn't get his name on the trophy again, but he's got a great year ahead ofhim.

"It's great to have a home tournament to get things started. Itgives us an opportunity to get some confidence and shoot some good scores.We have some young guys who are going to be good players for us, and this isa good way to get them started."

The next action for the Cowboys is Sept. 15-16 at the TuckerInvitational in Albuquerque, N.M.