UW Freshman Golfer Zach Zaremba Qualifies for the U.S. Amateur Championship

Aug. 6, 2007


The University of Wyoming golf programs do not begin their 2007-08 seasons until school starts later this month, but as shown by recent results, UW team members Zach Zaremba and Kaelee Aegerter already have their games at a high level heading into the fall campaign.

Zaremba, a Pueblo, Colo. product who will be a freshman for the Cowboys this year, recently qualified for the most prestigious amateur tournament in the country, the U.S. Amateur Championship. Aegerter, a Cowgirl senior from Laramie, Wyo., won the Wyoming Women's Amateur Championship just two weeks ago.

"This is a really big deal for Zach and an excellent example of the type of talent we have coming into the program this year," said Director of Wyoming Men's and Women's Golf Joe Jensen. "I'm proud of the way Zach is representing Wyoming Golf and I'm looking forward to his four years as a Cowboy with us.

"Kaelee has worked very hard this summer. I appreciate her commitment to improving and I think it has already started to pay off for her."

Zaremba shot 72 and 73 last Monday and Tuesday at a regional qualifying event at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. The top three finishers qualified for the national championship and Zaremba tied for second place with his two-round total of 145 strokes. Zach will now travel to San Francisco, Calif. for the U.S. Amateur Championship at the Olympic Club, Aug. 20-26.

Zaremba won the 2006 Colorado 4A state championship as a senior at Pueblo West High School. He shot 73, 65 at the state tournament and took medalist honors by three strokes. On the road to his state title, Zach also won Regional and Conference championships, as well as All-State recognition. He led his team to Regional and Conference championships, and a second place finish at the state tournament.

Aegerter shot rounds of 77, 73 and 71 to win the 2007 Wyoming Women's Amateur Championship, competed July 26 - 29 at the Douglas Golf Club. This is the second straight year a Cowgirl golfer has won the state amateur title. Wyoming junior Mikala Henzlik was the 2006 champion.

Earlier this summer Kaelee was one of three Cowgirl golfers named All-American Scholars by the National Golf Coaches Association. She is a two-time Academic All-MWC selection and MWC Scholar-Athlete, and played in seven of 12 events for UW during the 2006-07 season. Kaelee has consistently lowered her stroke average each year at Wyoming, and both her career best round and career best finish came this past fall.