Men's Golf to Host U.S. Collegiate Championships

April 2, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf team will serve as the host for the 2002 U.S. Collegiate Championships to be held April 5-7 at Tucson National Golf Course.

This elite 10-team tournament will be contested at Tucson National Golf Course on the Orange and Gold nines, a par 72, 7,138-yard layout. That is the same set up the course uses for its PGA Tour stop. The U.S. Collegiate Championships features five teams ranked in the top 15 of the March 29 edition of the Golf World Men's Golf Poll. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, but was moved to Tucson after suffering some logistical problems.

Including host Arizona (13), the following teams are scheduled to compete (Golf World ranking): Arizona State, Georgia Tech (1), Houston, Kent State, UNLV, Northwestern, Oklahoma State (4), Texas (9) and Texas Christian (7). From those teams, six players recently named semifinalists for the Golf Coaches Association of America's Ben Hogan Award, which is given to the outstanding male college golfer, will be competing.

The 54-hole event features 18 holes each day beginning Friday. Threesomes will start from the first tee only and begin at 7:30 a.m. MST on Friday and Saturday. Sunday's action begins on No. 1 at 7 a.m. PDT.

2002 U.S. Collegiate Championships

Dates: April 5-7, 2002
Course: Tucson National Golf Course
Par/Yardage: 72/7,138
Teams Scheduled to Participate: Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kent State, UNLV, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Christian.
Format: 54 holes (18 each day). Threesomes will start from the No. 1 tee only on each day.
Start times: First groups are scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. MST on Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m. PDT on Sunday (please note the change due to daylight savings).

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