Men's Golf Tees Off 2010 Spring Season

Jan. 29, 2010

A look at Golfweek's preview of the Mauna Lani Invitational and other premier spring events

The third-ranked men's golf team will begin the 2010 spring season February 3-5 at the 20th annual Mauna Lani Invitational in Kona, Hawaii.

Hosted by the University of Hawaii - Manoa and the University of Hawaii - Hilo, the Sun Devils will face 22 teams, including three of the country's top-five and 12 of the top-25, according to Golfworld's rankings of the top collegiate teams in the country. The tournament is played on the 6,913 yard, par 72 North Course at Mauna Lani Resort and consists of three 18-hole rounds.

Junior Scott Pinckney and senior Knut Borsheim, ranked 27th and 30th, respectively, by Golfweek, lead the Sun Devils. Pinckney placed in the top-10 in each of the three events he competed in during the 2009 fall season, while Borsheim tied for sixth at the PING/ Golfweek Invitational and placed 12th at the Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic. Pinckney also competed in the All-American Golf Classic and finished 27th.

Junior Jesper Kennegard and senior Tristan Bierenbroodspot each had a top-12 finish in the 2009 fall season as Kennegard placed 12th at the PING/ Golfweek Invitational and Bierenbroodpsot tied for sixth at the Olympia Fields Invitational. Junior James Byrne will compete in his first tournament of the 2009-10 campaign. Live scoring of the entire tournament, beginning with the first round February 3rd at 12:30 p.m., will be available at golfstat.com.

2010 Mauna Lani Invitational Field:

No. 1 Oklahoma State University
No. 2 Stanford University
No. 3 Arizona State University
No. 5 Florida State University
No. 6 University of Washington
No. 7 Texas Christian University
No. 14 University of Southern California
No. 15 University of Texas
No. 16 Oregon State University
No. 17 Georgia Tech
No. 18 University of California, Los Angeles
No. 19 Texas Tech University
California State University, East Bay
San Jose State University
Sonoma State University
University of California, Davis
University of Colorado
University of Hawaii - Hilo
University of Hawaii - Manoa
University of Oregon
University of Rhode Island
University of San Francisco *rankings based on November 30, 2009 Golf World/Nike Golf Division 1 Coaches' Poll

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