Men's Golf Opens 2021 With Copper Cup
MARICOPA, Ariz. – Arizona Men's Golf will begin a new season with a first ever event when it opens 2021 versus Arizona State in the Copper Cup at AK-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. The Wildcats and Sun Devils will compete in a Ryder Cup-style match play event with pairings and singles on Sunday and Monday.
"We are excited to begin our season in this unique event," said head coach Jim Anderson. "The Copper Cup is a great collaborative effort with the Arizona State coaching staff to create, organize and put on a tournament at AK-Chin Southern Dunes. It's important that we compete in a safe manner, and this event is a very exciting way to start the season. I know our team is ready to get things started and compete after not being able to play in an event for 10 months."
Arizona returns an experienced core of seniors in Briggs Duce, David Laskin, Drake Mendenhall, Brad Reeves and Trevor Werbylo. They're joined by a Christian Banke who is a decorated graduate transfers from San Diego State.
The elder core of the rotation will be joined by newcomers as Arizona resumes official tournament action after the 2020 season was cut short in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Pac-12 postponed all Fall events.
2021 Copper Cup Day One Match-Ups
Sienkiewicz/Sommerhauser (UArizona) vs. Puig/Johnston (ASU) - 8:00 a.m. (MST)
Werbylo/Aurilla (UArizona) vs. Sisk/Andersen (ASU) - 8:08 a.m. (MST)
Reeves/Laskin (UArizona) vs. Yu/Wagoner (ASU) - 8:16 a.m. (MST)
Duce/Banke (UArizona) vs. Salvanera/Park (ASU) - 8:24 a.m. (MST)
Sommerhauser (UArizona) vs. Puig (ASU) - 12:30 p.m. (MST)
Aurilla (UArizona) vs. Johnston (ASU) - 12:30 p.m. (MST)
Werbylo (UArizona) vs. Andersen (ASU) - 12:40 p.m. (MST)
Sienkiewicz (UArizona) vs. Sisk (ASU) - 12:40 p.m. (MST)
Reeves (UArizona) vs. Yu (ASU) - 12:50 p.m. (MST)
Laskin (UArizona) vs. Wagoner (ASU) - 12:50 p.m. (MST)
Duce (UArizona) vs. Salvanera (ASU) - 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Banke (UArizona) vs. Park (ASU) - 1:00 p.m. (MST)