* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE --The Cowboy golf team has been invited to the GOLFWEEK National Golf Invitational and will make their way to the Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa for the second time this spring. The invite will start on May 17 and run through May 19.

Wyoming is making their second straight appearance in the NGI after finishing in second in the invite last season with Texas State taking the title.

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Teams were selected based on their season-long performance, overall rankings and head-to-head record against other NCAA Division I teams.

The scoring format will be like a traditional college team event with each team starting 5 players and counting the 4 best scores. Substitutions will be allowed as in NCAA play. Individual and team champions will be determined after 54 holes. There will be a playoff for team and/or individual competition if needed.

The Cowboys finished tied for seventh at the highly competitive Mountain West Championships. The conference sent six teams to the NCAA Regional, as that number tied a conference record. The MW has sent three or more teams to the regional in every year of its existence.

The Wyoming roster features a veteran team that features three players that helped the Cowboys to a second-place finish in the event last season. The Pokes have shot 23 rounds of 70 or less for the season including three in tough conditions at the MW Championships.

Jimmy Dales has recorded back-to-back top-10 finishes with a fourth-place finish at Missouri and tying for ninth at the MW Championships. He has a 72.3 stroke average for the season. Kristof Panke is averaging 72.4 strokes per round this season for second on the team.

Patrick Azevedo averages 72.5 strokes per round for third on the team followed by Jaren Calkins averaging 72.8 strokes per round. Davis Seybert has an average of 74.5 per round in his first season at the NCAA level.


Course Information

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa, Ariz. (7,546 yards, Par 72)


Tournament Field (NCAA Ranking)

Washington State* (69th)

TCU (103rd)

Cal State Northridge (123rd)

Wyoming* (132nd)

Richmond (151st)

Valparaiso* (155th)

SIUE (172nd)

Butler (173rd)

Belmont (178th)

LIU (187th)

*= Team participated 2023 NGI.


Tournament Format

The tournament will run from May 17-19 and will be a 54-hole stroke-play tournament.

From Bison to Triceratops - All of Wyoming's Official Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. Wyoming is no different.

The Equality State, or the Cowboy State, depending on which state slogan you want to go with, has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

To be an official thing, a member of the state legislature must write and submit a bill to the legislature declaring that a thing will be the official state thing. Then the legislature votes to pass the bill, or not, if it passes, the governor signs the bill into law and we have a new official state thing.

Here is what we have so far, all of Wyoming's official things. Now you can win big on Wyo Trivia Night if that's a thing that exists.

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

- From Bison to Triceratops - All of Wyoming's Official Things

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