Feb. 22, 2013
2013 Snowman Getaway
Feb. 25-26, 2013
Palm Valley Golf Club
The Air Force golf team opens its 2013 spring season at the Snowman Getaway Invitational, hosted by Washington State. The 54-hole event will take place at the par-72, 7,015-yard Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz. The tournament is scheduled for Feb. 25-26, with 36 holes played Monday and the final 18 holes played Tuesday. The format is an 8 a.m. shotgun start both Monday and Tuesday.
Joining Air Force and host Washington State in the tournament will be Gonzaga, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Missouri State, Seattle, St. Johns, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, UMKC, UNC Greensboro and Utah Valley. Arizona State and UCLA will have individuals competing in the tournament, but will not have team entries. The Falcons will send Kyle Westmoreland, Blake Edwards, Andrew Hoops, Jack Howard and Philip Colwell as the team of five players.
LAST TIME OUT
Air Force closed out the 2012 fall season by tying Army for the team championship at the 2012 Service Academy Golf Classic in Colts Neck, N.J. The two teams shot identical scores all three rounds as the Falcons claimed their 16th consecutive team title and Army won its first since 1994. Navy, which led by six strokes after the second round, finished eight strokes back in third place.
Army’s Anthony Kim won the individual championship while Air Force senior Andrew Hoops finished in second place, two strokes back with a three-round total of 219 (+3). Junior Philip Colwell finished third at 220 (+4) while defending champion Kyle Westmoreland placed sixth at 224 (+8). Colwell and Westmoreland each fired a team-best 71 on in the final round on Tuesday.
HEAD COACH George Koury
Air Force head coach George Koury is in his 11th season at the helm of the Falcons’ golf program. After serving three seasons as an assistant under legendary coach Gene Miranda, Koury took over the program at the start of the 2002-03 season.
Koury, a 1993 Academy graduate and former team captain and MVP, has helped the Falcons continue their dominance at the Service Academy Golf Classic, winning 14 straight titles at the event. In addition, he helped lead Air Force to the team title at the 2005 Falcon Invitational, marking the first time since the inaugural event in 1969 that the team won its own tournament outright.
The Falcons return to action on March 11 at the 2013 Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev.