Golf Set for Play at the 2022 Pac-12 Championships
TOURNAMENT: 2022 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championships
DATE: April 25-27
LOCATION: Sammamish, Wash./ Aldarra Golf Club
PAR/YARDAGE: 71; 6,979
LIVE SCORING: Golfstat.com or the Golfstat App
The Utah Men's Golf team officially begins postseason play this Monday-Wednesday as the team competes in the 2022 Men's Pac-12 Championships, April 25-27. The three-day, four round tournament will take place in Sammamish, Wash., at the Aldarra Golf Club.
Utah will compete against the other 11 conference institutions with six of the 12 teams competing this week ranking in the top-50 nationally, according to GolfStat.com. The Utes currently rank 48th overall while Arizona State (4), Washington (8), Stanford (17), Arizona (31), Oregon (33) make up the other ranked programs in the conference of champions.
The Utes' six-man lineup will consist of their normal five players in Javier Barcos, Tristan Mandur, Blake Tomlinson, Braxton Watts, Martín León and rounding out the team and making his first tournament appearance will be Oscar Maxfield.
COACHES THOUGHTS: Head Coach Garrett Clegg
"I love the Pac-12 Championships and this year it is being held at one of the premier golf clubs in the west, Aldarra. The tournament will feature some of the best collegiate golfers in the country and our team is excited to jump back into action. Aldarra is a hard golf course that will test every facet of our game and we look forward to that challenge. The weather is expected to be cold and rainy, so we look forward to battling the elements as well."
The 2022 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championships will be a 72-hole tournament with two rounds taking place on Monday, followed by the third round on Tuesday and the fourth and final round on Wednesday. The top-five individual scores from each team will make up the team score for each round, a change from the normal top-four regular season format.
Monday's tee time will be between 8-9 a.m. MT for the first round and 1:30-2:30 p.m. MT for the second round. Tuesday's third round will begin at 11 a.m. MT with the final round teeing off at 8:30 a.m. MT on Wednesday. Daily highlights will be featured across Pac-12 Network, Pac-12.com and Pac-12 social media channels, culminating with a special half-hour recap on Pac-12 Network on Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m. MT.
LOOKING BACK ON THE 2021-2022 SEASON
Utah competed in 10 regular season tournaments splitting them evenly between the fall and spring earning eight top five finishes, the most since joining in the Pac-12.
The Utes opened their season at the Maui Jim Invitational, Sept. 10-12, where the team placed ninth. They would finish in the top-three in three of their next four remaining fall tournaments.
After the winter break, the team began spring play at the John A. Burns Invitational where they placed third. The team's strongest performance of the season occurred at the Duck Invitational where the team placed second after shooting 2-under (850). The team would go on to earn four top-five finishes in the spring setting them up for the Pac-12 Championships.
Live scoring for the Pac-12 Championships is available on GolfStat.com. Fans can also follow along on social media (Twitter: @UtesGolf | Instagram: @UtesGolf).