LARAMIE, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming men’s golf team will host the three-day Desert Intercollegiate at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif., beginning this Friday. The field is comprised of 22 teams from across the country, included two ranked squads and Mountain West foe Fresno State.
The Cowboys will look to build off of their successful finish to the fall campaign, which saw consecutive top-10 finishes as a team. Senior Ryan Wallen will lead UW after placing ninth and second in his last two outings, respectively.
“I think we’ve had a really good offseason and we’ve all been working super hard,” Wallen said. “We went home and I know the guys put work in. I’ve seen it first hand up at the facility and in the weight room. We finished really strong in the fall and I think we can definitely build off that in the spring.”
The Arnold Palmer-designed Classic Club is a par-72 course and will play 7,322 yards this weekend. All eight Cowboys will compete in the event.
“We’re out at the facility every day, which has been a huge advantage for us with all the weather we’ve had recently,” junior Drew McCullough said. “We really picked things up at the end of the fall season and we’re hoping that we can get off to a hot start in training this week. It’s a tough course, there’s a lot of water and tricky holes. It’s a real challenge, but we’ve played it plenty of times and we’ll be in the right mindset.”
Live stats will be available each day, as well as updates at @wyo_golf on twitter.
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