By Bryson Lester, Director of Strategic Communication at Southern Utah University
CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Just one event separates the Thunderbird men’s golf team from the Big Sky Championship, as they’ll compete in the Wyoming Cowboy Classic from April 9-10 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Last Time Out
The Thunderbirds have had some time away from competition, as the last time they played in a tournament was the Bandon Dunes Championship near the beginning of March.
In a stacked field of competitors, SUU sophomore Jake Vincent finished three rounds in a tie for seventh on the leaderboard by carding a 207 (68, 68, 71). Vincent ended play tied with Clemson’s Bryson Nimmer at six-under.
Vincent’s score also set a new career low for three rounds as a Thunderbird, and also earned him Big Sky Men’s Golfer of the Week honors.
Senior Fidel Concepcion shot a 215 (71, 69, 75) over the three days of competition. That score put him in a tie for 26th on the leaderboard.
Freshman Austin Jaramillo was third in the field for the Thunderbirds in Oregon, and tied for 64th overall, shooting a 224 (76, 70, 75).
Tournament Preview: 2018 Wyoming Cowboy Classic
The 2018 edition of the 2018 Wyoming Cowboy Classic will be played at Whirlwind Golf Club, with two rounds set for Monday and one for Tuesday. The course plays par-72 at 7,334.
Participating Teams: Air Force, Arizona, Arizona State, CSU Fullerton, Gonzaga, Houston Baptist, Long Beach State, McNeese State, Sam Houston State, Southern Utah, Texas State, UC Davis, UTSA, Utah State, Utah Valley Wichita State and Wyoming
Fidel Concepcion, Jake Vincent, Ali Hameed, Sam Butler and Austin Jaramillo
Individual: Humza Hameed
Last Year @ The Cowboy Classic
Last season at the event the Thunderbirds took 13th place as a team.
Concepcion and Vincent finished in a tie for 31st, both shooting 218. That score left them both at two-over.
Ali Hameed finished third for SUU, shooting a 221.
Stats will be available for the tournament of GolfStat.
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