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Golf heads to Denver for the Mark Simpson Invitational

Sep 27, 2021

DATE: September 27-28
LOCATION:  Colorado National Golf Club/ Denver, Colo.
PAR/YARDAGE: 72/7,676
LIVE SCORING: or GolfStat app

The Utah Men's Golf team will travel to Denver, Colo., to compete in the Mark Simpson Invitational. The two-day event will run Sept. 27-28 and take place at the Colorado National Golf Club.

Utah will compete in a field of 17 teams that includes Colorado, Wyoming, Air Force, San Francisco, Boise State, Wichita State, Southern Utah, Utah State, Utah Vally, Grand Canyon, San Diego, UT Arlington, Northern Colorado, UTEP, Denver and Kansas City.

The Utes' five-man lineup will consist of four returning starters in Tristan Mandur and Blake Tomlinson, Javier Barcos and Jesper von Reedtz. Martín León will round out the lineup after competing as an individual in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate tournament.
COACHES THOUGHTS: Head Coach Garrett Clegg
"I expect us to have a great tournament. Our boys are excited to get back to a tournament after a poor first showing. Colorado National is a course we have had a lot of success at. There are two players, Blake and Tristan, that have played there before, and for the other three it will be their first time. We have had a great two weeks of practice and I'm excited to see how we play this next week."
The Mark Simpson Invitational is a two-day tournament consisting of 54 holes with 36 holes being played on Monday the 27th and the final 18 being player on the 28th. The tournament will take place at the Colorado National Golf Club in Denver, Colo. The Utes will tee off at 8:15 MT with a shotgun start format.

To tee off their season, the Utes competed in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate September 10-12. The team finished in ninth after shooting 10-under (830). Two Utes finished inside the top-31 in Mandur, tying for 17th and Von Reedtz, tying for 31st. Mandur shot 8-under (202), while Reedtz shot 4-under (206). Tomlinson was the third-highest finisher on the team after carding 1-over (211) tying for 58th. Rounding out the tournament team was Barcos and true freshman Braxton Watts. Barcos shot 2-over (212) tying for 64th and Watts shot 11-over (221) tying for 83rd. León competed as an individual and carded 4-over (214) tying for 71st.
Live scoring for the Mark Simpson Colligate will be available at or on the GolfStat app.