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.
George Koury enters his 12th season as the head coach of the Academy's golf program in 2013-14.
Koury led the Falcons to new heights in 2012-13, producing one of the best seasons in program history. His team won its 16th consecutive Service Academy Classic and shattered the school record for team scoring average byu more than five strokes per tournament.
The Falcons also finished fourth at the Mountain West Championships, tying the 1993 squad (WAC) for the best finish at a conference tournament. In addition, Air Force won the Jackrabbit Invitaional with a school-record three-round total of 829, beating the previous school record by 11 strokes.
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.
At the start of the 2002-03 season, Koury took over for legendary coach Gene Miranda, who had spent 25 years at the helm of the Falcons' program. The transition from assistant to head coach has been seamless for Koury.
Koury found success early in his stint with Air Force. He has helped the Falcons continue their unprecedented dominance at the annual Service Academy Golf Classic, bringing home the championship trophy in each of his seasons at the helm of the program. In the fall of 2005, Koury helped guide Air Force to a first-place finish at the season-opening Falcon Invitational, marking the team's first outright championship at their own tournament since 1969. He has guided Air Force to a total of eight team wins, including five SAGC titles, as well as a runner-up finish at the 2008 Ron Moore Intercollegiate.
Koury has also been successful in recruiting, bringing in several players that have started as freshmen, including 2007 graduate Tyler Goulding, who ranks among the most successful golfers in Academy history, and 2010 graduate Tom Whitney, a participant in both the 2009 U.S. Publinks and U.S. Amateur. Koury guided both 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. His golfers also hold seven of the 10 lowest individual tournament scores in school history.
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. 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 (11), Hannah (8) and Mary (4).