Cowboy Golf Team In Second Place After First Round

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