Cowboys Finish William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in 15th Place
* University of Wyoming press release
Albuquerque, N.M., -- The final round of the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate concluded on Tuesday with the Wyoming Cowboy golf team finishing 15th in the field of 20 of the top collegiate golf teams in the nation. Wyoming posted a 54-hole total of 883 (+19).
The Cowboys’ top individual finisher was junior Kristof Panke, who tied for 37th at 217 (+1).
Host New Mexico entered the final round trailing Texas Tech by two strokes for the team championship.
The Lobos shot a final round of 275 (-13) to Texas Tech’s 280 (-8) to surpass the Red Raiders and capture the team title by three strokes, with a final three-round total of 835 (-29). The individual title was won by Tyler Kowack of San Diego State, who fired a 54-hole total of 205 (-11) to win by one stroke over Tyran Snyders and Calum Scott, both of Texas Tech, who tied for second at 206 (-10).
Wyoming’s five team members competing in the tournament were: Panke, who tied for 37th at 217 (+1); junior Jaren Calkins, who finished in 53rd place at 220 (+4); junior Patrick Azevedo, who tied for 58th at 221 (+5); graduate Jimmy Dales, who finished in 72nd place at 225 (+9); and junior Davis Seybert, who tied for 94th at 232 (+16).
One of the top public golf courses in the western United State for many years, the UNM Championship Course has hosted numerous NCAA regionals and national championship tournaments through the years.
This 2023 edition of the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate was the 68th edition of the tournament that was first played in 1955.
This year’s Tucker Intercollegiate field was one of the top fields in the country.
The 20-team field included five teams that advanced to the 2023 NCAA Championships. Those five teams were: host New Mexcio, BYU, Colorado, San Francisco and Texas Tech. Wyoming also enjoyed postseason success last year, finishing second in last year’s inaugural GOLFWEEK National Golf Invitational.
The UNM Championship Course measured 7,546 yards and played to a par of 72.
Next up for the Wyoming Cowboys is the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational, which will be played on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 2-3 at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo.
1. New Mexico 280-280-275=835 (-29)
2. Texas Tech 278-280-280=838 (-26)
3. San Diego State 289-274-287=850 (-14)
4. San Francisco 283-279-290=852 (-12)
6. Long Beach State 278-290-287=855 (-9)
7. Brigham Young 289-282-286=857 (-7)
8. Kansas State 285-290-286=861 (-3)
9. Southern California 291-285-286=862 (-2)
11. Colorado 290-287-289=866 (+2)
13. Texas El Paso 295-291-291=877 (+13)
14. San Diego 297-286-298=881 (+17)
16. Santa Clara 301-285-298=884 (+20)
New Mexico State 294-290-300=884 (+20)
18. Hawaii 299-296-300=895 (+31)
19. Utah Tech 302-301-300=903 (+39)
20. UC Santa Barbara 307-291-310=908 (+44)
T37 Kristof Panke 70-69-78=217 (+1)
T53 Jaren Calkins 70-77-73=220 (+4)
T58 Patrick Azevedo 73-75-73=221 (+5)
T72 Jimmy Dales 73-74-78=225 (+9)
T94 Davis Seybert 74-77-81=232 (+16)
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