Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's Golf Hosts National Invitational Tournament
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 07, 2012
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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March 7, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf team hosts the National Invitational Tournament, March 16-17, at Omni Tucson National Golf Club. It is Arizona's second home tournament of the season.

The 2012 National Invitational Tournament is a 54-hole event, which will be contested at Omni Tucson National Golf Club, a par 72, 7,094-yard layout. Thirty-six holes will be played on Friday, March 16 with continuous play scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. MST. The final 18 holes will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.

Five of the teams in the field of 12 currently are ranked in the top 50 places of the current Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, which includes (ranking): Army, BYU, Hawaii, Memphis (46), Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, San Diego State (14), SMU (40), UNLV (11), UTEP, Wyoming, and host Arizona (47).

In the event's nine-year history, Arizona has won the event once (2003) and finished as the runner-up two times (2004 and 2009). In that same span, Jonathan Khan is the lone Wildcat to claim individual medalist honors, accomplishing the feat in 2011.

Live tournament scoring will also be available at www.golfstat.com.

Tournament Schedule

Thursday, March 15    Practice Round

Friday, March 16 First Round, 8 a.m. MST Second Round follows immediately

Saturday, March 17 Third Round, 8 a.m. MST

2011 Champions:
Individual: Jonathan Khan, Arizona (67-70-73=210/-6)
Team: Tulsa (302-282-283=867/+11)

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