* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- After a 10-day break, the Wyoming Cowboys will return to play this Friday and Saturday at the University of Arizona N.I.T. The tournament will be played at the Omni Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.

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This year’s event will include eight of the Top 25 ranked teams in the country and nine of the Top 30, led by Arizona State, which is ranked No. 2 in the most recent Golfstat rankings, No. 4 ranked Illinois and No. 9 ranked Pepperdine.

The 54-hole event will include two 18-hole rounds on Friday and a final 18-hole round on Saturday.

2023 Arizona National Invitation Tournament (N.I.T.) Tournament Field

• The 13 teams in this year’s field include: host Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado State, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, San Diego, San Diego State, USC and Wyoming.


• Four Mountain West schools will be in the field: Wyoming, Colorado State, New Mexico and San Diego State.


• Three Pac-12 schools will compete in: Arizona, Arizona State and USC.


• The tournament field will include two Big 12 schools (Oklahoma and Oklahoma State) and two West Coast Conference schools (Pepperdine and San Diego).


• Florida of the SEC and Illinois of the Big Ten round out the field.


Team Rankings in the Field

• As of the most recent college golf rankings, here are the team rankings entering the tournament:


Golfstat Rankings (As of Tuesday, March 14):  Arizona State (No. 2), Illinois (4), Pepperdine (9), Florida (12), Oklahoma (13), Arizona (18), Colorado State (21), Oklahoma State (22), San Diego State (27), New Mexico (56), San Diego (57), USC (68) and Wyoming (111).


Sagarin Rankings (As of Wednesday, March 15): Arizona State (No. 2), Illinois (9), Florida (10), Oklahoma (11), Pepperdine (12), Arizona (17), Oklahoma State (21), Colorado State (22), San Diego State (26), New Mexico (46), San Diego (66), USC (69) and Wyoming (107).


Tournament Stats

• Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com at: https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=26018


Arizona N.I.T. Course Information

• Omni Tucson National Golf Club

• 7,200 Yards, Par 72


Tournament Format

• 36 holes on Friday, March 17

• 18 holes on Saturday, March 18


Wyoming Golf Finishes Strong in Elite Field at R.E.L. Lamkin San Diego Classic: 

The Wyoming Cowboys closed out the R.E.L. Lamkin San Diego Classic on March 7 with a strong final round of 290 (+2) to move up into sole possession of seventh place in an impressive 15-team tournament field that included four teams ranked in the Top 50 in the country. UW senior Kirby Coe-Kirkham fired a 71 (-1) final round for a three-round total of 211 (-5) to tie for seventh individually in a field of 95 collegiate golfers.

The Cowboys finished with a 54-hole total of 872 (+8) and defeated one of those Top 50 ranked teams in BYU. The Cougars entered the tournament ranked No. 35 in the Golfstat rankings but placed 10th at the San Diego Classic, with a final three-round score of 884 (+20). Wyoming also defeated Pac-12 Conference member California, which finished eighth at 879 (+15), and Mountain West opponent Nevada, which finished 12th at 894 (+30).

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