Sept. 1, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team will begin its 2011-12 campaign on Monday, Sept. 5 in Victor, Idaho. The Cowboys will begin the season at the Battle in the Tetons at the Headwaters Golf Club on Teton Springs Resort, hosted by Weber State University.
"We are really excited to get the season going," Wyoming Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "We have a relatively young team with some unknowns but I like what I have seen so far. This is a group of kids that all had great summers."
With the loss of seniors Gabe Maier, Zach Zaremba and Phil Henzlik, the Cowboys will look to current seniors Michael May and Casey Ruff, as well as junior Clinton Boutelle for leadership. The trio of Cowboys played in a combined 32 tournaments last season with Boutelle and May playing in all 12 for UW. Boutelle carried the second-best stroke average during the 2010-11 season averaging 75.18 per round. He also shot a career-best round of 67 (-5) at the Barona Collegiate Cup.
"We have a lot of good returning leadership that we will count on this season," Jensen said.
The Cowboys welcome four new faces to the 2011-12 squad in Eric Parish, Jake Hedge, Eddie Stewart and Blair Monson. Parish competed in one tournament for UW during the fall of last season, but did not play past that point for UW. Jensen is looking for two of the four players to complete his top five and he is open to letting the best players win the job. After an excellent summer of play, Jensen is very pleased with the maturity of Stewart, who won the Wyoming State Amateur event.
"I have no doubt that we will be competitive this season," Jensen added. "I know that we are going to be solid one through five in our lineup and all seven of our kids will have a chance to compete."
The Cowboys will begin play at Headwaters Golf Club on Monday with two 18-hole rounds. They will conclude play on Tuesday with one 18-hole round. The Headwaters Golf Club will play a par 72 and 7,373 yards for the tournament.