Arizona to Compete in John A. Burns Intercollegiate
Feb. 18, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz.- Arizona's Men's Golf Team, ranked 56th in the country in the latest Golfweek rankings, is set to compete in the 33rd John A. Burns Intercollegiate. The tournament, Hosted by the University of Hawai'i, is played in Schofield Barracks, O'ahu, Hawai'i at the Leilehua Golf Course, a 6,916, par 72 course.
Arizona finished 12th in last year's event, 30 strokes behind champion Auburn. The individual medal was awarded to Stephen Hale of California for his 15 under performance. Then freshman Tarquin MacManus was Arizona's top finisher; he finished tied for tenth.
Arizona's JV was in action Feb. 7-8 in the Cactus Thaw. The Cats finished second after leading heading into the final round. However the Varsity team's last competition was in their own Ariona Invitational. The Cats finished sixth.
The event will host 17 teams. In addition to Arizona the teams are: Arkansas, Auburn, BYU, Colorado State, Denver, UH-Hilo, New Mexico, Nevada, San Diego, San Jose State, Southern Methodist, Texas A&M, UC Santa Barbara, UNLV, UTEP and host Hawai'i.
The three round tournament begins Wednesday, Feb. 18 and concludes Friday, Feb. 20 with one round each day.