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Men's Golf Prepares For Hawaiian Islands

Feb 16, 2022

LIHUE, Hawai'i – Arizona Men's Golf will make its 38th appearance in the John Burns Intercollegiate when it tees off in the 2022 edition on Thursday, Feb. 17. The Wildcats are a three-time team champion, with two individual championships, in the historical event that began in 1977. The trip to Hawai'i marks the team's first event since winning its home tournament, the Arizona Intercollegiate, in January for a fifth consecutive year.

"Coming off team and individual wins at the Arizona Intercollegiate has created great momentum for our entire lineup heading into this event," said head coach Jim Anderson. "Our program has tremendous history at the John Burns Intercollegiate and will face some new wrinkles this year at a new golf course. It's exciting for all of us to see our team come out and compete and shoot great scores this week."

Arizona last claimed a team title at the John Burns Intercollegiate in 2004 with Manny Zerman being the last Wildcat to win the individual crown in 1992.

The Wildcats are coming off its 35-under par win at the Arizona Intercollegiate at Tucson Country Club last month as graduate senior Christian Banke won the individual title by one stroke at 14-under par. Arizona also posted top-10 finishes by Chase Sienkiewicz and Johnny Walker in its home tournament.

This year's John Burns Intercollegiate will be played Ocean Course Hokuala for the first time in tournament history. The event had spent the last seven seasons being played at the Wailua Golf Course on the other side of the Kaua'i island.