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Men?s Golf to Host National Invitational Tournament
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 22, 2006
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TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men’s golf team returns home to host the 2006 National Invitational Tournament, March 26-28, at Omni Tucson National Golf Club.  Nine of the 14 teams in the field are nationally ranked.


One of the finest college golf events in the nation, the 2006 National Invitational Tournament is a 54-hole event, which will be contested at Omni Tucson National, a par 72, 7,094-yard layout.  Eighteen holes will be played each day beginning Sunday, March 26.  Action is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. MST on Sunday and Monday.  Tuesday’s final round will start at 7 a.m.


Nine teams in the field are currently ranked in the March 16 GCAA/Bridgestone Top 25 Coaches Poll.  The following teams are scheduled to compete (ranking): Arizona State (8), Arkansas, Fresno State, Kent State, Minnesota (T25), New Mexico (T25), Pepperdine (20), Texas Christian, Tulsa (15), UCLA (5), UNLV (7), USC (22), Washington (24) and host Arizona.


Live tournament scoring will also be available at


In its last outing, Arizona finished in a tie for sixth place at the Hall of Fame Invitational in Humble, Texas


Tournament Schedule

Saturday, March 25        Practice Round, 11:30 a.m. MST


Sunday, March 26          First Round, 7:30 a.m. MST


Monday, March 27         Second Round, 7:30 a.m. MST


Tuesday, March 28        Third Round, 7 a.m. MST


2005 Champions:

Individual: Matt Bortis, Arkansas (69-67-68=204, -12)

Team: Texas Christian (276-283-279=838, -26)

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