Men’s Golf Gears Up For Cowboy Classic
By SUU Strategic Communication
CEDAR CITY, Utah - The Thunderbird men’s golf team is set to return to competition on Monday at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Chandler, Arizona.
Last Time Out
When the Thunderbirds last took to the course it was also in Phoenix, as they competed at the Grand Canyon University Invitational.
SUU junior Fidel Concepcion racked up his sixth top-10 finish of the season at the event, finishing in a tie for ninth after shooting a 209 (71, 69, 69).
Jake Vincent was second for SUU, and 23rd on the leaderboard, with a 215 (71, 72, 72).
As a team, the T-Birds finished in 13th place by shooting a combined 877 (291, 296, 290).
4X Men’s Golfer of the Week
After the conclusion of the last event, Concepcion was named Men’s Golfer of the Week for the fourth time during the 2016-17 campaign.
Concepcion is currently (4/6/2017) ranked 41st in the NCAA when it comes to average score. Heading into their next event, he has an average score of 70.80 through 25 total rounds played. He has also shot a 64 this season, which puts him in a tie for 21st in the country for lowest round of the season.
Cowboy Classic Preview
The 2017 Wyoming Cowboy Classic will be played in Chandler, Arizona, at the Whirlwind Golf Club.
The course plays Par-72, with total yardage at 7,334.
There will be a shotgun start on Monday, April 10th at 7:30 a.m. and 36 holes will be played on the opening day. One round will be played on tuesday with a shotgun start again at 7:30 a.m.
Field of Competitors: Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, CSU Northridge, Denver, Gonzaga, Houston Baptist, Idaho, Kansas, Long Beach State, Old Dominion, Sacramento State, Southern Utah, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, Utah State, Weber State, Wichita State, William & Mary, Wyoming
Big Sky Men’s Golfer of the Week Awards
10/19/2016 - Fidel Concepcion
2/22/2017 - Fidel Concepcion
3/01/2017 - Fidel Concepcion
3/22/2017 - Fidel Concepcion
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