Sept. 20, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowboys sit in secondplace after the first round of the Air Force Falcon Invitational completedon Friday despite delays due to lightning and fog. UW shot an opening round283 to earn second position in the 24-team field entering Saturday's secondround. The Pokes trail leader Notre Dame by eight strokes. Wyoming's DavidHearn opened with a four-under par round of 68 and is tied for fourth -- twoshots off the leader, Todd Vernon of Notre Dame.
"The team did an outstanding job today, shooting a five-under parround of 283," said UW men's golf coach Roger Prenzlow. "We had a couple ofdelays today due to weather, and actually ended up taking about eight hoursto complete one round of golf. David Hearn played his typical outstandinground, hitting some great golf shots and converting a lot of putts. MikeUrbatchka stepped up and played a great round today, and Reid Lende alsostepped in there and put up an outstanding score today.
"If we continue to get this kind of play from all five guys, we'llhave a pretty good chance to win on Sunday, and that's our goal."
Urbatchka shot a first round 69, and is in a group of six tied forsixth. Lende was the third Cowboy to shoot a sub-par round with a one-under71 on Friday, putting himself in a tie for 17th. Also playing for Wyomingis Jacob Hunter, who is tied for 57th with a score of 75, and Kevin Kayden,who opened with a 78 and is tied for 95th.
The tournament is still on schedule as only one round was scheduledfor Friday. The second round will be played on the Eisenhower-Blue Courseon Saturday, followed by the final 18-hole round on Sunday.
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 first round.
Final Team Scores1. Notre Dame 2752. Wyoming 2833. Xavier 2854. Grand Canyon 2865. Michigan 2876. Air Force 290 Idaho State 2908. Utah State 2919. Texas Wesleyan 292 New Mexico St. 29211. New Mexico JV 29312. Boise State 29413. CU-Colorado Springs 295 Weber State 29515. Utah 29616. Univ. of San Diego 297 Tulane 29718. Air Force JV 30119. Eastern Washington 303 Portland State 30321. Denver 30522. Southern Utah 30623. Tennessee-Chattanooga 30724. Illinois 309Wyoming Individuals Place ScoresDavid Hearn T4th 68Mike Urbatchka T6th 69Reid Lende T17th 71Jacob Hunter T57th 75Kevin Kayden T95th 78