Mountain West Golf Championship tees off Friday in Tucson
LARAMIE -- The 2021 Mountain West Conference Men’s Golf Championship will tee off this Friday in Tucson, Ariz. The 54-hole championship will be played on the Omni Tucson National Golf Course. The first two 18-hole rounds will be played on Friday and the final round will be played Saturday.
All eleven Mountain West schools will be competing. It will be the first MW Men’s Golf Championship since 2019 as last year’s championship was canceled due to COVID.
Wyoming has three current Cowboys who played in the 2019 championship. Dan Starzinski tied for eighth. Kirby Coe-Kirkham tied for 14th, and Tyler Severin placed 52nd. As a team, the Pokes finished seventh in the 11-team field.
During the 2021 season, Wyoming has finished ahead of a number of conference opponents in tournament competition. A summary of those meetings include:
2021 Wyoming Tournament Finishes vs. Mountain West Opponents
San Diego Classic: Finished ahead of San Jose State and Air Force
Arizona N.I.T.: Finished ahead of Colorado State
Cowboy Classic: Finished ahead of UNLV, Utah State and Air Force
BYU Cougar Classic: Finished ahead of Nevada, UNLV and Air Force
2021 Mountain West Championship Golf Course
∙Omni Tucson National Golf Course, 7,194 yards, Par of 72
∙Live scoring will be available each day on Golfstat.com at: http://results.golfstat.com//
2021 National Rankings
The most current NCAA Division I men’s golf national rankings (out of 290 teams) are below.
Team, Golfweek-Sagarin Rankings (4-25-21) / Golfstat Rankings (4-27-21)
San Diego State, No. 25 / No. 26
New Mexico, No. 29 / No. 28
Boise State, No. 56 / No. 46
Nevada, No. 72 / No. 62
UNLV, No. 73 / No. 79
Fresno State, No. 86 / No. 97
Colorado State, No. 88 / No. 89
San Jose State, No. 110 / No. 113
Wyoming, No. 121 / No. 121
Utah State, No. 141 / No. 118
Air Force, No. 237 / No. 231
Six Different Cowboys Post Top 25 Finishes During the 2020-21 Season
An indication of the balance on this year’s Cowboy Golf team is the fact that six different individuals have posted Top 25 finishes this season. The team leader in Top-25 placings this season is sophomore Tyler Severin with four. The career leader on this year’s team is senior Dan Starzinski with 17. Here is a breakdown of the Cowboys’ Top 25 finishes for the 2020-21 season and their career totals.
Player, 2020-21 Top 25 Finishes / Career Top 25 Finishes
Tyler Severin, So. 4 / 9
Dan Starzinski, Sr. 1 / 17
Kirby Coe-Kirkham, So. 1 / 10
Bryce Waters, Jr. 1 / 2
Jared Edeen, So. 1 / 1
Liam Clancy, RFr. 1 / 1
Carl Underwood, Jr. 0 / 4