* University of Wyoming press release

PALM DESERT, Calif., --  The Wyoming Cowboy Golf team will play for third place in the field of eight men’s golf programs on Saturday at the Second Annual Wyoming Desert Match Play being held at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. The No. 4-seeded Cowboys will play No. 3 seed San Francisco for third place.

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In Wyoming’s opening round match, the No. 4 seeded Cowboys defeated No. 5 seed Seattle 5-1-0. The five Cowboys who won their individual matches over the Redhawks were: Kirby Coe-Kirkham, who won 1 UP; Jaren Calkins won 3&2; Patrick Azevedo won 3&2; Jimmy Dales won 3&2; and Kristof Panke won 6&4.  Cade McLaughlin lost his first round match 3&1.

UW’s win in the first round advanced the Cowboys to the Championship Bracket.

In their Championship Bracket match Friday afternoon, the Pokes faced off against No. 1 seeded Colorado. Wyoming would lose an extremely close match by a score of 3-1-2.  UW sophomore Azevedo was the Cowboys’ one individual to capture his match by a score of 1 UP. Two other Cowboy sophomores, Calkins and McLaughlin, tied their matches. Three Pokes lost in their individual matches. Those three were senior Coe-Kirkham, losing 5&4; junior Dales, losing 2&1; and sophomore Panke, losing 2&1.

On Friday, Azevedo was the lone Cowboy to win both of his individual matches.  Calkins won one match and tied one. Coe-Kirkam, Dales and Panke each won one match and lost one.  McLaughlin tied one match and lost one.

“It was a good first day,” said Joe Jensen, UW Director of Golf and Head Men’s Golf Coach. “We obviously won our first match and lost our second. The match against CU was close all afternoon. We were able to win one of those individual matches and tied two. We lost two others by scores of 2&1, so that match could have swung either way.  In the loss to CU, the kids still played hard.

“It was two good matches, really good experience for our guys and a lot of good things for our first time out this spring. We get another opportunity to compete against a really good team in San Francisco tomorrow.”

The Wyoming Desert Match Play is being played on the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. The course measures 7,305 yards.

First-day results and Saturday’s schedule of events follow.


Friday’s Quarterfinal Results

#1 Seed Colorado defeated #8 Seed South Dakota State, 4-1-1

#4 Seed Wyoming defeated #5 Seed Seattle, 5-1-0

#2 Seed San Diego defeated #7 Seed Wichita State, 4-0-2

#3 Seed San Francisco defeated #6 Seed Boise State, 5-1-0


Friday’s Semifinal Results

Championship Bracket

#1 Seed Colorado defeated #4 Seed Wyoming, 3-1-2

#2 Seed San Diego defeated #3 Seed San Francisco on Tiebreakers after the two teams tied 3-3-0


Consolation Bracket

#5 Seed Seattle defeated #8 Seed South Dakota State, 6-0-0

#7 Seed Wichita State defeated #6 Seed Boise State, 3-1-2


Final Round Saturday, Feb. 11 (All Matches Will Tee Off at 7:15 a.m., P.T. (8:15 a.m., M.T. in a Shotgun Start)

Championship Match

#1 Seed Colorado vs. #2 Seed San Diego


Third-Place Match

#3 Seed San Francisco vs. #4 Seed Wyoming


Fifth-Place Match

#5 Seed Seattle vs. #7 Seed Wichita State


Seventh-Place Match

#6 Seed Boise State vs. #8 Seed South Dakota State

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.

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