Two-day tournament begins Monday
AFA already has two top five finishes this spring
Kyle Westmoreland wins individual title
Play suspended midway through second round
Tournament in Primm, Nev.
The Falcons compete at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Championship, held at OMNI Tucson National, May 5-7.
No stranger to Air Force golf, George Koury enters his 13th season as the head coach of the Academy's golf program in 2014-15. Before taking over the program as head coach in 2002, Koury spent three seasons as an assistant, working with both the varsity and the junior varsity programs. He was also a member of the Falcon golf team from 1990-1993, serving as team captain and earning MVP honors his final year.
Last season, the Falcons had their second consecutive fourth-place finish at the Mountain West Championships, tying the best finish at a conference tournament in program history (1993 and 2013). Air Force also captured the title of its own Falcon Invitational for the first time since 2005 and senior Kyle Westmoreland became the first Falcon to win the individual title since 2001.
Koury has brought in several players, in addition to Kyle Westmoreland class of 2014, including 2007 graduate Tyler Goulding, who ranks among the most successful players in Academy history, and 2010 graduate Tom Whitney, a participant in both the 2009 U.S. Publinks and U.S. Amateur Tournaments. Koury guided Wetmoreland, Goulding and Whitney to all-conference honors, as well as invitations to the NCAA Regionals. Koury has also coached a pair of All-America Scholars in Whitney and 2005 graduate Scott Redmond. Meanwhile, his golfers hold 20 of the 25 lowest individual tournament scores in school history. He has mentored two Rhodes Scholar candidates, has had numerous players win post graduate scholarships.
Koury has been a constant supporter of the game serving on numerous committees for the Golf Coaches Association of America. He has chaired the Coach of the year committee and currently serves as a Division I representative to the GCAA board.
Koury graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1993 with a degree in engineering mechanics and was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, serving as a research and development engineer for robotics technologies. While in San Antonio, he earned his Masters Degree in Business administataion from Saint Mary's University. In 1996, he moved to Okinawa, Japan, and served as a civil engineer prior to returning to the Academy in June of 1999.
Koury is married to the former Jacki Thomas and has three children, David (12), Hannah (9) and Mary (6).