April 4, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's golf team is ready to host the 12th annual Cowboy Classic at the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event will play 54-holes over two days with two 18-hole rounds on Monday and the final 18 holes on Tuesday. Each morning will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. MT.
This season's field will feature 21 teams: Wyoming, Air Force, BYU, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, Colorado, Gonzaga, Idaho, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Old Dominion, Santa Clara, Southern Utah, Utah, Utah State, UTEP, UT Pan American, UTSA and Weber State. Four of the teams in the field are in the top-100 of the Golfweek Rankings with Oklahoma leading the way at No. 14, BYU is next at No. 44, followed by UC Davis at No. 61 and Colorado at No. 64.
During last season's event, which was shortened to two rounds due to weather, the Cowboys finished 13th in the 24-team field with a total score of 599 (+13). Brent Baylon, who is coming off a career-best finish at the Oregon Duck Invite and played in his first Cowboy Classic last season, notched a top-25 finish by tying for 25th with a total of 147 (+7). Eric Parish recorded a top-50 finish with a score of 150 (+10), and Kamrin Allen tied for 95th with 156 (+16).
Gonzaga won the 2013 Cowboy Classic team championship with a total tally of 574 (+14). Colorado was six strokes behind with 580 (+20) for a second-place finish, as Tulsa was two shots behind the Buffs for third. Glen Scher of UC Santa Barbara took home the individual medalist honors. He was the only player to finish sub-par with a two-round total of 138 (-2).