Men's Golf

Cowboy Golfers Finish 18th at Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate

Kurt Kowaluk is currently in 94th place with a score of 242. (File Photo)

Kurt Kowaluk is currently in 94th place with a score of 242. (File Photo)

March 8, 2002

Laramie, Wyo. -- The University of Wyoming closed the curtain on the Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Tournament Friday with a final round team score of 314 to move up one spot in the final standings.

The Cowboys finished the two-day tournament with a 54-hole score of 926 to finish 18th overall and leap ahead one position after opening the final around in 19th place. San Diego State won the tourney with three-round team total of 866 strokes on La Purisima Golf Course, home to the 1996 PGA Qualifying School Finals.

"The guys played hard," Cowboy coach Joe Jensen said. "It was tough weather, windy, and the course played long. But the kids played hard."

UW senior and Sheridan native Mike Urbatchka led the way Friday, firing a final round 75 to move up 11 spots and finish tied for 27th place with a total of 224 strokes. "Mike played good. He's put a couple solid tournaments in a row together," Jensen said.

Cowboy sophomore Mike Mezei wasn't far behind Urbatchka's pace, checking with a total of 226 after Friday's final round 77. "He played a pretty good tournament," Jensen said. "He had a lot of good holes."

Freshman Matthew Brunk posted a final score of 238, classmate Jonathan Shuss shot a three-round score of 241 and junior Kurt Kowaluk was one stroke behind at 242. Jason Higton of Pacific University fired a final round 74 to win the tourney with a four-under score of 212.

The Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate was hosted by the University of California-Santa Barbara and played at La Purisima Golf Course, which measure 6,603 yards and played to a par of 72.

Final Team Scores After Friday's Final Round at the Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate

1. San Diego State      288	284	294	866
2. Fresno State         292	292	294	878
3. UC Davis             291	288	305	878
4. CSU Bakersfield      287	291	308	886
5. Pacific University   294	292	304	890
6. UC Irvine            290	303	306	899
    Univ. Nevada        297	290	312	899
8. Denver Univ.         304	296	302	902
    San Jose St.        303	303	296	902
10. Colorado State      305	301	297	903
11. San Francisco U.    299	302	303	904
12. UC Riverside        297	300	309	906
13. UC Santa Barbara    298	299	311	908
      New Mexico St.    304	294	310	908
15. Cal Poly            299	300	312	911
16. Long Beach State    310	294	308	912
17. Santa Clara U.      301	308	316	925
18. Wyoming             308	304	314	926	
19. CSU-Northridge      303	304	330	937

Wyoming Individual Results Cl. Scores Place Mike Urbatchka (Sheridan, Wyo.) Sr. 74-75-75-224 T27th Mike Mezei (Lethbridge, Alberta) So. 77-72-77-226 T39th Matthew Brunk (Fort Collins, Colo.) Fr. 77-79-82-238 87th Jonathan Shuss (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Fr. 80-78-83-241 T90th Kurt Kowaluk (Lively, Ontario) Jr. 83-79-80-242 94th

 

 

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