LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's golf team returns to the course hosting the eighth-annual Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate presented by Cleveland Golf, at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. UW will welcome 20 teams and 15 individuals to the three-day event. This will be the fourth time to run the tournament Friday through Sunday. All three days will consist of 18 holes that will begin at 8:30 a.m. MT.
"It will be good for our guys to get on the road," UW head golf coach Joe Jensen said. "It's good that we will be able to start competing again. There is only so much practicing that we can do but right now we need to compete."
The Cowboys had six golfers finish with stroke averages of 74.4 or better in the fall. Senior Kamrin Allen led the team with a 72.1 stroke average. Following the lone senior, was junior Ryan Wallen with an average of 72.7. Next was sophomore Drew McCullough with a 73 strokes per round average. Lastly, sophomores Quintin Pope, Arron Lickteig and Glenn Workman carded averages of 74.1, 74.2 and 74.4, respectively. The Cowboys look to improve on their already impressive fall season as Wyoming placed in the top-five in four of the five tournaments. UW's highest finish was second, which came at the Cowboy Southern Dunes in Maricopa, Ariz.
"We played hard and very business-like in the fall," Jensen added. "We will have to work really hard this spring because there is a lot of room that we have until we hit our peak. We will have to play well to finish well this upcoming season."
The 2016 Desert Intercollegiate field will include Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, TCU, Texas Tech, Gonzaga, Colorado, Old Dominion, Cal Poly, Idaho, Oral Roberts University, South Dakota State, UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge, Southern Utah, UC Riverside, UT-Arlington, Arkansas-Little Rock, Denver and Southern Illinois.