June 27, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming Director of Men's and Women's Golf Joe Jensen announced today that four student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play golf for the Cowboys beginning in the 2006-07 season. Max Curnow of Liberty, Mo., Zac Fisher from Torrington, Wyo., Brandon McCoy of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Casey Ruff from Buffalo, Wyo. will join the UW squad this fall.
"There is a model of a student-athlete that I like to coach and this group of guys has those traits," said Jensen. "These are all coachable kids, who will work hard and know that they can improve and still have their best golf ahead of them. They are all regional guys who really want to be here and like what we have to offer, while being recruited by other schools. Each one has had success as a golfer, and as a group they are solid academically."
Max Curnow, 5' 9", graduated this past May from St. Pius X High School in Kansas City, Mo. As a senior he placed fifth at the state tournament, was named First Team All-Conference and also earned All-State honors. A three-time district medalist and two-time conference silver medalist, he was selected team captain as a senior and led his high school squad to a sixth place finish at state. The previous year, as a junior, St. Pius X placed third at the state tournament. Curnow is an honors student and was Student Council President as a senior. During his career as a junior golfer he competed in AJGA and U.S. Amateur qualifiers, as well as several other Missouri amateur events. Max is one of two children of Randy and Janie Curnow, who reside in Liberty, Mo.
Zac Fisher is a 5' 10" product of Torrington, Wyo. He is coming to UW from Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan., where he was the Jayhawk Conference Champion in 2004-05 and a two-time First Team All-Conference selection. In his two years at Hutchinson CC, Fisher was ranked nationally in the NJCAA top 20 each year, as well as winning medalist honors at three tournaments. He graduated from Torrington High School in 2004 where he was runner-up at the state tournament as a senior. Zac was named All-Conference all four years of high school and All-State twice. He is the son of Jim and Marilyn Fisher and has a younger sister, Carly.
Brandon McCoy recently graduated from Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 5' 9" prep golfer placed ninth at the Colorado 5A High School State Tournament as a senior and had two individual event victories during the season. A four-year golf letterwinner, he was named to the Metro League First Team as both a junior and senior and was his team's captain and MVP both years. McCoy also lettered in swimming two years for the Marauders, was an honors student and active in community service. Brandon is the oldest of three children of Earl and Audrey McCoy.
Casey Ruff, 6' 0", is the current Wyoming 3A state champion from Buffalo High School. In addition to his state title as a senior, Ruff was state runner-up as a junior and a three-time All-Conference and All-State selection. He led his high school team to the state title as a senior and the runner-up position his junior year. Casey recently finished second at the Wyoming State Junior Championship. A multi-sport athlete, Ruff also lettered three years in basketball and started on the Wyoming 3A state championship team his senior year. An excellent student who ranked number one in his class, he is the youngest of three children of Dave and Carol Ruff.