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Men’s Golf Set for Lake Las Vegas Invitational

Feb 27, 2022

DATE: February 28- March 2
LOCATION: The Reflection Bay Golf Course/ Henderson, Nev
PAR/YARDAGE: 72/ 7,204
LIVE SCORING: GolfStat.com or GolfStat app

THIS WEEK
The Utah Men's golf team will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada  to compete in the Lake Las Vegas Invitational February 28- March 2. The three-day tournament, hosted by Costal Carolina, will run Monday-Wednesday, and take place at the Lake Las Vegas Golf Course. This will be Utah's first time competing in the Lake Las Vegas Invitational and the first time the team has competed in Nevada since Utah joined the Pac-12.

THE FIELD
The 39th ranked Utes will compete in a field of 15 team that includes four other teams ranked in the top 70- No. 37 UAB, No. 53 Little Rock, No. 61 Oregon State, and No. 68 Kentucky. The rest of the field includes Kansas City, High Point, Georgia State, Costal Carolina, Arkansas State, West Virginia, Saint Mary's, Rocky Mountain, Michigan, and Louisiana.

UTAH'S LINE-UP
The Utes' five-man lineup will once again consist of seniors Tristan Mandur and Blake Tomlinson, sophomore Javier Barcos, redshirt freshmen Martín León and true freshmen Braxton Watts. This will be Watts first time competing in consecutive tournaments in his young career.
 
COACHES THOUGHTS: Head Coach Garrett Clegg
"After a solid week in Hawaii we are looking continue to keep the momentum going. This week we are up against 15 teams and every time we tee it, we have a lot to prove to ourselves.  It should be a great weekend."

TOURNAMENT DETAILS
The Lake Las Vegas Invitational is a three-day tournament consisting of 54 holes with 18 being played each day of the event. The tournament will take place at the Reflection Bay Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.

LAST TIME OUT
Utah competed in their first tournament in the John A. Burns Intercollegiate February 17-19 in Lihue, Hawaii. The team finished in third place out of a 15-team field after shooting 11-under (853). Barcos and Leon both led the team after shooting 4-under (212) to tie for 12th. Watts also impressed in his second ever tournament with the team finishing in a career high 20th after shooting 1-under (215). Tomlinson used a strong final round to push himself inside the top 30 in a tie for 26th after shooting even par (216). Rounding out the team was Mandur who shot 5-over to tie for 44th.

LIVE SCORING
Live scoring for the Lake Las Vegas Invitational will be available at www.GolfStat.com or on the GolfStat app.

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