July 22, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head men's golf coach Joe Jensen announced today that Corey Steger, of North Vancouver, British Columbia, has signed a national letter of intent to play golf for the Cowboys. Steger, 6'1" and 180 pounds, graduated in January from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in North Vancouver.
An accomplished junior Canadian golfer, Steger is currently ranked fourth in the Future Links Junior Order of Merit, Canada's Official National Junior Boys Ranking System. He finished second at the British Columbia High School Golf Championships his senior year with rounds of 73 and 71. He carried a scoring average of 71.1 during his senior season, and was his team's MVP all four years of high school.
"Corey is a high-caliber junior player who has played at the same level as other Canadian golfers who have come to UW," said Jensen. "He is a good student and I think he will adjust well to college life and the level of play in the Mountain West Conference.
"Due to the fact that almost all of our team returns from last season, I do not think there will be pressure on Corey to immediately make his mark at Wyoming. I hope that he will be able to quietly find his niche on this team."
Recently, Steger finished fourth of 164 golfers at the 2005 Buick B.C. Junior Championship, held in Powell River, B.C. His finish qualified him to compete as part of the B.C. Interprovincial Team in the 2005 Canadian Junior Championship, at Craigowan Golf Club in Woodstock, Ontario from August 7-11.
Born Oct. 30, 1986, he is the son of Derek and Colleen Steger. He has two brothers, Jason and Matthew, and a sister Jillian.
Steger will join the Cowboy golf team in the fall of 2005. Other schools that recruited him were: UTEP, Houston, Boise State, New Orleans, Sam Houston State, Minnesota and Idaho State.