PALM DESERT, Calif., -- Wyoming sophomore Jared Edeen of Cheyenne, enjoyed the best tournament finish of his college career on Sunday when he concluded the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate tied for 19th place in a field of 120 collegiate golfers. Edeen finished with a 54-hole total of 217 (+1).

It was also the sophomore’s first career Top 25 finish in a college tournament. Wyoming placed 13th out of 21 teams in the team competition.

The Cowboys finished with a combined team score of 887 (+23)

Edeen began the tournament with identical rounds of 70 (-2) on Friday and Saturday. He added a round of 77 (+5) on Sunday to finish at one-over-par 217. Fellow sophomore Tyler Severin posted the second-best finish for the Pokes, tying for 52nd at 222 (+6).

On Sunday, Cowboy senior Dan Starzinski fired the lowest round of the day for UW with a 71 (-1). It was also Starzinski’s lowest round of the tournament.  He finished in 64th place, with a 224 (+8) total. Sophomore Kirby Coe-Kirkham, who competed as an individual in the Desert Intercollegiate, also fired his low round of the week, with a 73 (+1) on Sunday to finish in a tie for 65th at 225 (+9).

Georgia Tech captured the team title by seven strokes over second-place Charlotte.  The Yellow Jackets fired an 848 (-16), while Charlotte ended the tournament at 855 (-9).  San Diego came in third at 858 (-6).

Georgia Tech entered the tournament ranked No. 39 in the nation as ranked by Golfstat and was ranked No. 48 by Golfweek/Sagarin. San Diego was ranked No. 49 by Golfstat and No. 50 by Golfweek/Sagarin. The individual title was won by AJ Ott of Colorado State. He fired a 205 (-11) to win by two strokes over Noah Norton of Georgia Tech, who shot 207 (-9).

Georgia Tech’s victory was the first time an Atlantic Coast Conference school had captured the Desert Intercollegiate team title.

Last year, Auburn of the Southeastern Conference won the team championship. With Ott’s individual win, it marked the second consecutive season that a player from the Mountain West won the individual title. In 2020, Wyoming’s Severin took home the individual title.

By finishing 13th at 887 (+23), Wyoming finished ahead of one Top 25 ranked team.  Southern Utah placed 16th, with a three-round total of 898 (+34). SUU entered the tournament ranked No. 20 in the nation by Golfstat.

The 2021 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate was hosted by the University of Wyoming at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. The Classic Club measured 7,322 yards and played to a par of 72. This year’s Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate was the 13th hosted by Wyoming since it began the tournament in 2008. The only year the tournament wasn’t held since 2008 was in 2010.

Team Standings From the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate

1.   Georgia Tech                       276-295-277=848 (-16)

2.   Charlotte                            277-298-280=855 (-9)

3.   San Diego                           289-287-282=858 (-6)

4.   Oregon                               278-297-287=862 (-2)

      Boise State                          289-287-286=862 (-2)

6.   Colorado State                    287-292-286=865 (+1)

7.   Colorado                             296-287-286=869 (+5)

8.   Florida Atlantic                    295-295-282=872 (+8)

     UCLA                                  285-301-286=872 (+8)

10. CSU - Northridge                 299-296-279=874 (+10)

11. Fresno State                        287-304-286=877 (+13)

12. Texas El Paso                       291-295-295=881 (+17)

13. Wyoming                           290-299-298=887 (+23)

14. Seattle                                298-302-290=890 (+26)

15. South Dakota State             292-296-308=896 (+32)

16. Southern Utah                    299-302-297=898 (+34)

17. Gonzaga                             304-307-295=906 (+42)

18. Air Force                             309-296-314=919 (+55)

19. Northern Colorado              313-300-318=931 (+67)

20. UC Riverside                        321-327-316=964 (+100)

21. Kansas                                274-WD-WD=Withdrawn

 

Wyoming Cowboys Individual Standings

T19th    Jared Edeen                  70-70-77=217 (+1)

T52nd   Tyler Severin                 70-76-76=222 (+6)

64th     Dan Starzinski               77-76-71=224 (+8)

T72nd   Carl Underwood            73-77-76=226 (+10)

T84th    Bryce Waters                 78-77-75=230 (+14)

 

Wyoming Cowboys Playing as Individuals

T65th    Kirby Coe-Kirkham        77-75-73=225 (+9)

T90th    Liam Clancy                   74-79-79=232 (+16)

* University of Wyoming press release

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