Azevedo ties for 23rd at Wyoming Cowboy Classic
* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release
CHANDLER, Ariz., -- Wyoming redshirt freshman Patrick Azevedo placed 23rd in a field of 128 individuals and the Wyoming Cowboy golf team tied for 14th with Cal State Fullerton in an excellent field of 25 collegiate golf teams as the 2022 Wyoming Cowboy Classic wrapped up competition on Tuesday in Chandler, Ariz.
Azevedo improved in each of his three rounds of the tournament, opening with an even-par round of 72 on Monday followed by rounds of 71 (-1) and 70 (-2) on Tuesday to post a 54-hole total of 213 (-3).
Redshirt sophomore Jimmy Dales posted the lowest single round of the week for the Pokes when he fired a final round 66 (-6) on Tuesday to move up into a tie for 58th place at 218 (+2). Finishing one stroke back of Dales was junior Tyler Severin, who recorded a three-round total of 219 (+3) to tie for 65th. Severin also improved every round of the tournament, shooting rounds of 74 (+2), 73 (+1) and 72 (Even).
Senior Bryce Waters and junior Kirby Coe-Kirkham tied for 75th, only one stroke behind Severin. Waters and Coe-Kirkham posted tournament totals of 220 (+4).
Three Cowboys played as individuals in the tournament. Freshman Cade McLaughlin finished with the second lowest total for the Cowboys, posting and even-par total of 216 to tie for 40th. Fellow freshman Jaren Calkins tied Dales for 58th place, with a 218 (+2), and junior Jared Edeen concluded the tournament shooting 235 (+19) to place 127th.
“I feel like as a team we had some ebbs and flows this week,” said Joe Jensen, Wyoming Director of Golf and Head Men’s Golf Coach. “I’m proud of the way Patty (Patrick Azevedo) and Jimmy (Dales) played. Jimmy didn’t feel well for much of the week, but he really played well in the final round. Tyler (Severin) also had a nice tournament. Bryce (Waters) and Kirby (Coe-Kirkham) had tough finishes, but with that being said they had both been playing well but just had a tough couple holes on the final nine.
“The teams in this tournament were good teams, who we had competed well against this season, but a few of them went on runs. We weren’t our sharpest, and didn’t finish the way we wanted to but we still finished under par at four under. The guys’ attitudes are good. We’ll learn from this and get ready for the BYU tournament in a couple weeks.”
The Cowboy Classic team champion was the San Diego State Aztecs. SDSU successfully defended its team title from 2021. The Aztecs won by 13 strokes over second place Long Beach State.
SDSU posted a tournament record 825 (-39), breaking the record they set a year ago of 831 (-33). LBSU finished with a team score of 838 (-26).
The individual champion was Isaac Rodea of Long Beach State, who fired a 203 (-13) total for 54 holes. Rodea fell just one stroke shy of the individual tournament record of 202 (-14) set in 2021 by Barclay Brown of Stanford. Rodea won this year’s Cowboy Classic by one stroke over Steve Sugimoto and Zihao Jin, both of San Diego State, and Connor Jones of Colorado State, who all tied for second at 204 (-12).
Monday saw all teams complete their first rounds, but the second round was suspended due to darkness. After all teams finished their second rounds on Tuesday morning, the final round was played immediately following.
The 2022 Wyoming Cowboy Classic was played on the Cattail Course at Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz. The course measured 7,334 yards and played to a par of 72.
Next up for the Wyoming Cowboys will be the PING Cougar Classic on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 in Provo, Utah. The tournament will be hosted by BYU on the Riverside Country Club course, with two 18-hole rounds to be played on Friday and the final round on Saturday.
1. San Diego State 272-282-271=825 (-39)
2. Long Beach State 283-278-277=838 (-26)
3. Colorado State 289-277-275=841 (-23)
Nevada 285-279-277=841 (-23)
6. Fresno State 286-284-280=850 (-14)
7. Loyola Marymount 285-282-285=852 (-12)
9. San Diego 292-281-282=855 (-9)
UC Davis 295-290-270=855 (-9)
11. Kansas 284-290-283=857 (-7)
UC Irvine 292-283-282=857 (-7)
13. UNCW 290-281-288=859 (-5)
CSU - Fullerton 294-282-284=860 (-4)
16. Iowa State 285-285-291=861 (-3)
17. New Mexico State 289-288-286=863 (-1)
18. Colorado 284-297-283=864 (Even)
20. Gonzaga 288-293-291=872 (+8)
21. Utah Valley 294-291-289=874 (+10)
22. Utah State 293-289-297=879 (+15)
23. Weber State 294-297-292=883 (+19)
24. UC Santa Barbara 300-298-300=898 (+34)
25. Southern Utah 301-304-299=904 (+40)
T23 Patrick Azevedo 72-71-70=213 (-3)
T58 Jimmy Dales 74-78-66=218 (+2)
T65 Tyler Severin 74-73-72=219 (+3)
T75 Bryce Waters 67-76-77=220 (+4)
T75 Kirby Coe-Kirkham 75-68-77=220 (+4)
Cowboys Playing as Individuals
T40 Cade McLauglin 73-73-70=216 (Even)
T58 Jaren Calkins 73-78-67=218 (+2)
127 Jared Edeen 79-78-78=235 (+19)
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