Cowboy Golfers Tied for Sixth After First Day of Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate in Denver
Oct. 1, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming senior Mike Urbatchka posted a two-under par total of 142 after the first two rounds of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate in Denver on Monday, and enters Tuesday's final round tied for eighth place in the field of 78 men's golfers.
Wyoming also had two other individuals in the Top 25 after the first 36 holes. Sophomore Mike Mezei and junior Kurt Kowaluk both shot four-over par totals of 148 to tie with five other individuals for 25th, with one round left to play on Tuesday. Wyoming's first day team score of 587 tied them with Cincinnati and Campbell University for sixth place.
Berry Henson of the University of San Diego and Erik Billinger of the University of Denver lead the individual field with six-under par totals of 138. Host Denver leads in the team competition at 565.
"The guys did a nice job in the afternoon, shooting a one-over par round of 289," said UW head men's golf coach Roger Prenzlow. "Mike Urbatchka played solid all day. Matt Brunk had a nice round in the afternoon to also give us a boost.
"We just all need to stay focused in the final round tomorrow, and I think things will come together nicely for us."
Wyoming's 289 in the afternoon round on Monday was the fourth best in the field of 15 collegiate golf teams.
The tournament is being played at the Riverdale Dunes Golf Course in Brighton, Colo.. The course measures 7,067 yards and plays to a par of 72. The 54-hole tournament will conclude on Tuesday with the final 18-hole round.
Wyoming Individual Results