Jan. 14, 2013
Arizona Intercollegiate Results and History as a PDF File
TUCSON, Ariz. -The University of Arizona men's golf team will open its 2013 spring season as hosts of the Arizona Intercollegiate, Jan. 28-29, at The Golf Club at Vistoso. It is the first major college golf event of the spring season.
One of the finest college golf events in the nation, the 2013 Arizona Intercollegiate is a 54-hole event, which will be contested at Vistoso, a par 71, 6,932-yard layout. Thirty-six holes will be played on Monday, Jan. 28 with continuous play scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. MST. The final 18 holes will start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
"We are looking forward to an opportunity to play some of college golf's best teams at home and we have been preparing for the event out at Vistoso," said UA head coach Jim Anderson. "Winning at home in front of our fans is a goal we have set for ourselves at the beginning of the year."
Three of the teams in the field of 15 are ranked in the current Nike/Golf World Coaches Poll and seven teams are ranked in the top 80 places of the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, which includes (ranking): Arizona State (72), California (1), Cal State Fullerton, Central Arkansas, Kennesaw State (53), Liberty (18), New Mexico (4), New Mexico State, Pepperdine, Santa Clara, TCU (46), UC-Riverside, Utah, UTEP and host Arizona (79).
Over the last 13 years of this event, Arizona has finished in the top-three places eight times, including wins in 2003, 2004 and 2012. In that same span, Wildcat golfers have claimed individual medalist honors four times, most recently in 2010 by Rich Saferian.
"The history of the Arizona Intercollegiate includes an accomplished list of players and this year is no different," said Anderson. "We are excited to once again start the college golf season here in Tucson. We are very happy to host a field of outstanding teams and this year's event will feature very highly ranked teams and individuals."
Played annually since 1981, the Arizona Intercollegiate has been contested on some of the finest courses in Tucson, including Randolph Park North, Tucson National, Tucson Country Club, the TPC at Starr Pass, Oro Valley Country Club and Arizona National, before moving to The Golf Club at Vistoso this year. This event has led off college golf's spring season each year since 1986.
Live tournament scoring will also be available at www.golfstat.com.
Sunday, Jan. 27: Practice Round, tee times begin at 10:30 a.m. MST
Monday, Jan. 28 First Round, 8 a.m. shotgun start
Second Round follows immediately
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Third Round, 8 a.m. shotgun start
Awards presentation, approximately 2 p.m.
2012 Champions: Individual: John Catlin, New Mexico (66-70-67=203/-10)
Team: Arizona (277-277-281=835/-17)