Arizona Heads Off to Nationally-Televised Western Intercollegiate
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Entering the final tournament before the Pac-12 Championships, Arizona Men's Golf will make its annual appearance in the nationally-televised Western Intercollegiate. The Wildcats will tee off on Monday, April 11 in a loaded field that includes Oregon, Pepperdine, Stanford and Texas among others as the Golf Channel will broadcast the 75th edition of the tournament.
"This is a tremendous marquee event that will give us a postseason feel," said head coach Jim Anderson. "There's a little different format with six counting five scoring as well as national television coverage, which we prepared for in a similar format in our fall tournaments. I feel good about the quality of golf our team in playing this time of year, and I look forward to seeing us card some great scores this week."
Similar to the Pac-12 Championships, the Western Intercollegiate's format includes the best five scores from a lineup of six players. The Golf Channel coverage begins at 4 p.m. (MST) with recaps of the day's action and live coverage of the final groups on the final holes.
Arizona is two weeks removed from its last competition, the Arizona NIT at Omni Tucson National, when it finished in fifth place at an impressive score of 26-under par. The Wildcats were led in the event by Christian Banke who finished runner up at 15-under.
The Western Intercollegiate is a 54-hole tournament played over three days at the Pasatiempo Golf Club with a length of 6,615 yards and a par of 70.