Sept. 20, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowboy golf team maintained its second-place position after the second round of the Air ForceFalcon Invitational on Saturday, but Saturday saw host Air Force join themin a tie for second place. UW shot a second round 295 to hold onto secondposition in the 24-team field entering Sunday's final round. The Pokesstill trail leader Notre Dame. The Irish extended their lead by four shotsfrom day one, and now hold a 12-stroke lead over UW and Air Force.
Wyoming's low individual of the day was junior Jacob Hunter, whoshot a 71 to move into a tie with teammate Reid Lende for 26th place. Lendeposted a 75 on Saturday. Fellow UW junior David Hearn shot a 74 on Saturdayand is tied for seventh, while sophomore Mike Urbatachka shot a 76 in thesecond round and is tied for 18th. UW's other player, Kevin Kayden, shot asecond round 75 and is tied for 80th.
"Our team did an excellent job of battling today, despite the factwe couldn't seem to make the big putts," said UW men's golf coach RogerPrenzlow. "Everytime we looked like we were about to make a run, a puttwould lip out. It just seemed like there was a blanket over the cup for ustoday.
"Jake (Hunter) really played a nice round today. The rest of theguys played well, but just couldn't get the putts to fall. It's a prettygood sign of the quality of team we have when you can shoot a 295 (onlyseven over par) and feel like you didn't had a very good day. Tomorrowhopefully we can start off fast and see if we can put a little pressure onthe Irish for the team title."
The third and final round will be played on the Eisenhower-BlueCourse on Sunday in Colorado Springs.
The Eisenhower-Blue Course measures 7,301 yards and plays to a parof 72.
Here are the team scores from the 1999 Air Force Falcon Invitationalafter the second round.
Final Team Scores1. Notre Dame 5662. Wyoming 578 Air Force 5784. New Mexico State 5795. Michigan 583 Xavier 5837. Grand Canyon 584 Texas Wesleyan 5849. University of San Diego 58810. Air Force J V 589 Idaho State 58912. Utah State 59013. Boise State 59114. Weber State 597 New Mexico JV 59716. Utah 60217. Tulane 603 Portland State 60319. CU-Colorado Springs 605 Tennessee-Chattanooga 60521. Illinois 60722. Eastern Washington 60823. Southern Utah 61124. Denver 613
Wyoming Individuals Place ScoresDavid Hearn T7th 68-74=142Mike Urbatchka T18th 69-76=145Reid Lende T26th 71-75=146Jacob Hunter T26th 75-71=146Kevin Kayden T80th 78-75=153