CHANDLER, Ariz. — The Nevada men’s golf team competes in its penultimate tournament of the regular season at The Cowboy Classic hosted by Wyoming at the Whirlwind Golf Club on the Cattail Course in Chandler, Arizona Monday and Tuesday.
Nevada has competed in the Cowboy Classic four times in its history. Most recently, the Pack finished 18th during the Apr. 8-9, 2013, running of the event. The teams’ highest finish was a tie for fifth on Apr. 4-5, 2011, and Scott Smith was the highest finisher for the team (t-15). Taylor Coffman (T-7) posted the highest individual finish for Nevada in the Cowboy Classic back on Apr. 6, 2010.
“After a few days of much-needed rest, it’s time to get back to work in Arizona,” said Head Coach Jacob Wilner. “Our guys look good and eager for another challenge”
Currently, the Wolf Pack is third in the Mountain West standings with an average score of 286.05 and a vs. par of -1.32. The Pack has played 19.0 rounds over seven counted rounds up to this point in the season. San Diego State leads the table with an average score of 282.55, Colorado State is second with an average score of 283.06, San Jose State (285.19), and Boise State (286.30) rounds out the top five.
Nevada joins a 26-team field with host Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa State, Colorado, UC Davis, San Diego, Long Beach State, LMU, Fresno State, Colorado State, TCU, UC Irvine, UNLV, UNCW, Utah Valley, Gonzaga, Utah State, Southern Utah, UC Santa Barbara, UTSA, New Mexico State, Cal State Fullerton, Weber State, and San Diego State.
The Pack will send a team of five to compete in its penultimate tournament of the regular season with the quintet of Quim Vidal Mora, Peyton Callens, A.J. Lintunen, Trey Davis, and Michael Sarro making up the team entry.
Vidal Mora is currently tied with Sam Harned for the lowest scoring average in program history (70.21) through five more rounds (24.0 to 19.0) than Harned. Callens is fourth all-time in scoring average (70.96), A.J. Lintunen is fifth in program history in scoring average (71.08), and Trey Davis is ninth in program history in scoring average (71.63).
Vidal Mora is rated 37th nationally which is the seventh-highest rating in Nevada men’s golf history. Mora also added his name to the list of 26 Nevada golfers with victories along with Callens this season. Only two players in program history have won two tournaments in a single season (Joey Vrzich, 2018-19 and Spraque Kolp, 2000-01).
Nevada looks to continue its run of top-7 finishes with eight straight to start the year. The Pack has posted five top-3 finishes including a second-place finish in The Goodwin on Mar. 26. Callens earned his first-career win at 13-under with a walk-off birdie on 18 and he was also named Mountain West golfer of the week for the first time in his career.
The action begins on Monday, Apr. 4 with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m., and will feature 36 holes of continuous play. The second day features a shotgun start to the final 18 holes at 7:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Apr. 5.