Men's Golf to Play at 2007 PING Cougar Classic
RENO, Nev. Coming off a fifth-place finish at the US Intercollegiate, the University of Nevada men’s golf team travels to Provo, Utah, this week to play in the PING Cougar Classic hosted by BYU. The tournament will be held on Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, at the par 72, 7,001-yard Riverside Country Club.
ABOUT THE 2007 PING COUGAR CLASSIC: Teams will play 36 holes on Friday and 18 on Saturday. Play will get underway with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Pacific Time each day. The 19-team field for the 2007 Ping Cougar Classic will feature Nevada, UC Davis, Colorado St., Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, New Mexico St., Southern Utah, Utah, Weber St., BYU. Denver, Hawai’i, New Mexico, UTEP, Wyoming, Northern Colorado and Utah State.
Results and a recap of each day’s action will be available at www.nevadawolfpack.com.
NEVADA’S LINEUP: Under the direction of third-year head coach Rich Merritt, Nevada’s lineup for the tournament will include redshirt freshman Jared Becher (Reno, Nev.), freshman Taylor Coffman (San Diego, Calif.), junior Chase Cooper (Guymon, OK), junior James Haban (Crescent City, Calif.), freshman Ryan Hallisey (Granite Bay, Calif.) and sophomore Matt Rippy (Boise, Idaho).
LAST TIME OUT: The Wolf Pack carded a 10-over 290 in Sunday’s final round to finish in sixth-place with a three-round total of 27-over 867 (285-292-290) at the U.S. Intercollegiate hosted by Stanford at the Stanford Golf Course on April 14-15. Coffman was the Pack’s top finisher with a three-round total of one-under 209 (70-71-68) to place fifth overall. Junior Chase Cooper turned in his second top 20 effort of the year with a tie for 19th at five-over 215 (72-69-74), while sophomore Matt Rippy tied for 21st at six-over 216 (68-75-73).
COFFMAN NAMED WAC GOLFER OF THE WEEK FOR APRIL 11-17: Freshman Taylor Coffman, finished fifth at the US Intercollegiate, held April 14-15 at the Stanford Golf Course. It marked his third top 10 finish and his second top five showing of the year. He turned in rounds of 70, 71 and 68 to finish with a three-round total of one-under par, 209. It was the Pack’s third WAC Golfer of the Week award and Coffman’s second.
UP NEXT: The Wolf Pack men’s golf team will play host to the WAC Championships on April 30- May 2 at the Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno, Nev.