Tournament will begin Friday in Tucson, Ariz.
Kamrin Allen tied 34th to lead Wyoming
12th Annual Tournament is presented by Cleveland Golf
Cowboys Close Tied for 11th
Allen and Baylon lead UW, tied sixth place after Opening Day
2012-13 (Junior): Parish was one of three Cowboys to play in every event this season, while recording three top-finishes. His best event came at the Battle in the Tetons. Parish recorded two under-par rounds of 69 (-3) and 70 (-2) in the first two rounds before closing the tournament with a 76 (+4) to tie with teammate Kamrin Allen for third place with a score of 214 (-2). At that event he also helped the Pokes to a dominate victory and their first team title since the year 2000, while they also finished with the best three round tournament score in school history of 847 (-17). His second-best finish of the season came at the PING Cougar Classic finishing tied for 16th with a 54-hole total of one-over 217, that included tying a season-best round of 69 (-3). His other top-30 finish of the season came at the Mountain West Championship where he was the Pokes second-highest finisher in 28th place. He carded rounds of 75, 72 and 78 to finish with a final score of 225 (+15). At the Gene Miranda-Air Force Invitational, he finished in 54th place with a three-round score of 226 (+10).Parish finished the season with four rounds of par or better and the fifth-best stroke average on the team of 75.87.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Parish played in all 13 tournaments for the Cowboys in 2011-12 and carried the fourth-best stroke average on the team of 75.94. Parish began the season hot recording a top-10 finish at the Battle in the Tetons. He played the tournament close to par shooting a one-over 73 and two-over 74 in the first and second rounds, respectively. He closed the tournament with a two-under 70 to finish in a tie for eighth place with a final tally of 217 (+1). The Battle in the Tetons was his best finish of the season, but in the spring he recorded another top-25 finish at the BYU Cougar Classic. In Provo, Utah, Parish played three rounds within two strokes of par shooting a two-over 74 in the first two rounds and finished with a one-over 73 to tie for 21st place with a score of 221 (+5). Parish recorded two other top-40 finishes during the season. At the Colorado Invitational in the fall, Parish shot a career-best round of 69 (-3) in the second round, finishing the tournament in a tie for 36th place with a final score of 221 (+5). At the University of Arizona National Invitational Tournament in the spring, Parish tied for 35th with a final score of 225 (+9) after shooting rounds of 76 (+5), 73 (+2) and 76 (+5). Parish recorded three rounds of par or better during the season and a career-best round of 69 (-3). He also had an excellent summer of golf winning the Colorado Golf Association Public Links State Championship in June. He fired rounds of 67 (-4), 68 (-3) and 65 (-6) for a final tally of 200 (-13), which tied the second-best final score in CGA Public Links history.
2010-11 (Redshirt Freshman): Parish competed in his first event of his Cowboy career at the Air Force Falcon Invite. Parish won a tournament for prospective walk-ons during the fall of 2009 at Jacoby Golf Course in Laramie.
2009-10 (Freshman): Parish joined the Cowboy golf team prior to the 2010 spring semester.
High School: Parish lettered in golf all four years of his career at Laramie High School. He was an All-Conference performer from 2007-09. In 2009, he helped lead LHS to a conference championship by winning an individual conference championship. He was a member of the National Honor Society and was an honor roll student throughout high school.
Personal: Parish is one of two children of Pat and Tom Parish. His father, Tom, is a professor at the University of Wyoming in atmospheric science. Eric was born Feb. 2, 1991, in Laramie, Wyo. He is majoring in civil engineering.