Jan. 23, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf team will open its 2002 spring season by hosting the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate, Feb. 4-5, at The Raven at Sabino Springs. Eleven of the 20 teams in the field participated in last year's NCAA Championships.
One of the finest college golf events in the nation, the 2002 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate is a 54-hole event, which will be contested at The Raven at Sabino Springs, a par 71, 6,900-yard layout. Thirty-six holes will be played on Monday, Feb. 4 with play scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. MST. The second round will get underway at approximately 1 p.m. The final 18 holes will start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Seven of the teams in the field are currently ranked in the Precept/GCAA Top-25 Coaches Poll. The following teams are scheduled to compete: Arizona State, BYU, California, UC-Irvine, Fresno State, Oklahoma State, Long Beach State, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, South Carolina, SMU, Stanford, Tulsa, UCLA, USC, Washington, and host Arizona.
The Wildcats, currently ranked 18th in the most recent Precept/GCAA Top-25 Coaches Poll, posted two top-five finishes as a team in four fall events. UA has been ranked in the top 20 nationally in each poll released during the 2001-02 campaign.
Tournament Schedule: Sunday, Feb. 3 Practice Round, 1 p.m. MST
Monday, Feb. 4 First Round, 8 a.m. MST Second Round, 1 p.m MST
Tuesday, Feb. 5 Third Round, 8 a.m. MST
Teams Scheduled to Compete: Arizona Oregon Arizona State Oregon State BYU Pepperdine California South Carolina UC-Irvine SMU Fresno State Stanford Oklahoma State Tulsa Long Beach State UCLA Mississippi USC New Mexico Washington
2001 Champions Individual: Alex Kuyumjian, USC (68-67-71=206/-7) Team: USC (276-275-282=833/-19)