Jared Edeen In Battle For Individual Title at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate

As the Wyoming Cowboys enter the third and final round of the 2021 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, sophomore Jared Edeen is battling for the individual title.  Edeen is tied for third place at 140 (-4) and is only three strokes out of the lead. The Cowboys are in 11th place out of 21 teams at 589 (+13).

Edeen fired his second consecutive round of 70 (-2) on Saturday to post his 140 (-4) total.  He trails the tournament leader A.J. Ott of Colorado State by only three strokes.  Ott posted a 36-hole total of 137 (-7).  Leading in the team competition is Georgia Tech.  The Yellow Jackets hold a four-stroke lead over Oregon and Charlotte.  Georgia Tech sits in first at 571 (-5).  The Ducks and 49ers are tied at 575 (-1).

Cowboy sophomore Tyler Severin is tied for 29th at 146 (+2) after shooting a 76 (+4) on Saturday.  Junior Carl Underwood shot a 77 (+5) in the second round and is tied for 60th at 150 (+6).  Senior Dan Starzinski fired a 76 (+4) to tie for 79th at 153 (+9); and junior Bryce Waters posted a 77 (+5) and is tied for 88th.

Wyoming sophomore Kirby Coe-Kirkham and redshirt freshman Liam Clancy are playing as individuals at the Desert Intercollegiate.  Coe-Kirkham shot the second lowest score for the Cowboys on Saturday, with a 75 (+3) and his 36-hole total of 152 (+8) has him tied for 76th.  Clancy posted a 79 (+7) in the second round and is tied for 79th at 153 (+9).

“Jared (Edeen) is playing with a lot of confidence.  He has a belief in himself and is doing a good job of playing very consistently.  I’m excited to see what he can do in the final round,” said Joe Jensen, UW Director of Golf. 

“Tomorrow is a great opportunity for us.  If we have a good day as a group tomorrow, we are still within striking distance of several teams.  We are very capable of putting together a strong round Sunday.

“We had significant wind today in Palm Desert and it was obvious in all the teams’ scores.  The weather looks to be better tomorrow.  The guys just need to focus on tomorrow’s round.  A good round tomorrow would be a nice way to wrap up this first week of the season.”

The third and final 18-hole round of the 2021 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate will be played on Sunday, with teams teeing off in a shotgun start at 8 a.m., Pacific Time (9 a.m., Mountain Time).

The Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate is being hosted by the University of Wyoming at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif.  The Classic Club course measures 7,322 yards and plays to a par of 72.

The University of Kansas was forced to withdraw on Saturday from the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate.  KU issued the following statement early on Saturday.

(Announcement from the University of Kansas on Saturday)

Men’s Golf Withdraws from Desert Intercollegiate

Palm Desert, Calif. – Due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Kansas Men’s Golf team, the Jayhawks have withdrawn from the Desert Intercollegiate and will pause all activities at this time. Kansas will not participate during the final two days Saturday and Sunday, and will return to Lawrence following the health and safety protocols set by Kansas Team Health.

The Jayhawks were in first place of the tournament after the day one of competition on Friday, shooting 14-under to lead the field.

Kansas is scheduled to return to competition on March 8 at the Lamkin San Diego Classic.

Team Standings From the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate

1.   Georgia Tech                       276-295=571 (-5)

2.   Oregon                               278-297=575 (-1)

      Charlotte                            277-298=575 (-1)

4.   San Diego                           289-287=576 (E)

      Boise State                          289-287=576 (E)

6.   Colorado State                    287-292=579 (+3)

7.   Colorado                             296-287=583 (+7)

8.   Texas El Paso                       291-295=586 (+10)

      UCLA                                  285-301=586 (+10)

10. South Dakota State             292-296=588 (+12)

11. Wyoming                            290-299=589 (+13)

12. Florida Atlantic                    295-295=590 (+14)

13. Fresno State                        287-304=591 (+15)

14. CSU – Northridge                 299-296=595 (+19)

15. Seattle                               298-302=600 (+24)

16. Southern Utah                    299-302=601 (+25)

17. Air Force                             309-296=605 (+29)

18. Gonzaga                             304-307=611 (+35)

19. Northern Colorado              313-300=613 (+37)

20. UC Riverside                        321-327=648 (+72)

21.  Kansas                                274-WD=Withdrawn

Wyoming Cowboys Individual Standings

T3rd     Jared Edeen                  70-70=140 (-4)

T29th    Tyler Severin                 70-76=146 (+2)

T60th    Carl Underwood            73-77=150 (+6)

T79th    Dan Starzinski               77-76=153 (+9)

T88th    Bryce Waters                 78-77=155 (+11)

Wyoming Cowboys Playing as Individuals

T76th    Kirby Coe-Kirkham         77-75=152 (+8)

T79th    Liam Clancy                   74-79=153 (+9)