Cowboy Golf Team Remains in Second Place After Second Round

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