Maricopa, Ariz. (Jan. 4, 2019) --
The Wyoming Cowboy men's golf team had two individuals place in the Top 11 of the 2019 Saguaro Amateur in Maricopa, Ariz., on Friday. True freshman Tyler Severin
finished with a final 54-hole score of 213 (-3) to tie for fourth place, and junior Dan Starzinski
tied for 11th place in the field of 112 amateur golfers with a final three-round total of 215 (-1).
Severin fired a final round of two-under par 70 to move up six spots on Friday, from 10th place heading into the final round to a fourth-place finish. Starzinski entered the final round tied for second. He shot a four-over par 76 on Friday to finish in 11th place.
A freshman from Johnstown, Colo., Severin played consistently in all three rounds. He opened the tournament with a round of 70 (-3), followed by a 73 (+1) and closed with another round of 70 (-2) for his 213 total. Starzinski was tied for the tournament lead after Day 1, firing an opening round 68 (-4). He was in a tie for second after Day 2, with a 36-hole total of 139 (-5). Friday saw the junior from Phoenix, Ariz, finish with a 76 (+4) to tie for 11th at 215 (-1).
Senior John Murdock
from Laramie, Wyo., was the third Cowboy to place in the top half of the field. Murdock concluded the tournament with a 54-hole total of 221 (+5) to tie for 44th place He shot rounds of 74 (+2), 71 (-1) and 76 (+4).
All eight members of the 2018-19 Cowboy golf team played in the amateur event. While not a college tournament, the Saguaro Amateur provided the Cowboys an opportunity to play against many top college amateurs in between their official fall and spring college tournament schedules.
The three-day, 54-hole event was played at the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, which played to a par of 72.
Wyoming Cowboys Final Individual Standings
T4 Tyler Severin
T11 Dan Starzinski
T44 John Murdock
T68 Jimmy Dales
T84 Jared Edeen
T97 Kirby Coe-Kirkham
T97 Carl Underwood
T103 Liam Clancy