Cardinal Men To Open Season At Minnesota Invitational
Sept. 13, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's golf program opens the fall season this weekend at the 2005 Minnesota Invitational on Sept. 16-18 at Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, Minn.
'We are really looking forward to our first event of the year,' said head coach Conrad Ray. 'The guys have worked hard in the off season and we will try and build on the momentum from last spring. Spring Hill Golf Club looks to be a very challenging and the field is very competitive so our best effort will be needed. A good week can set the tone for the entire fall and I think we are up for it.'
Spring Hill is a Tom Fazio designed private club that opened in 1999. Spring Hill measures 7,020 yards from the championship tees and slopes at 74.3/148. Golf Digest rated Spring Hill as the fifth best new private course in the country in 2000.
The 54-hole event will feature 12 of the top collegiate teams in the country, including SMU, Washington, Stanford, Purdue, Indiana, Georgia State, UAB, Notre Dame, UNC Wilmington, Memphis and Georgia Southern. Teams will play 36 holes on Saturday, Sept. 17 and the final 18 holes on Sunday morning Sept. 18.
Minnesota has not hosted a men's collegiate golf tournament since the 2000 PSInet Invitational at Dellwood Hills. The 2001 Minnesota Invitational was cancelled due to the September 11th attacks.