College of Charleston Men’s Golfers Open Spring Campaign
FIRST SPRING TOURNAMENT
When: Mon.-Tues., Feb. 11-12
Tournament: Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational
Where: St. George, Utah
Course: Sunbrook Golf Club, Par-72, 6,879 yards
CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 8, 2013 – The College of Charleston men’s golf team begins their spring season by traveling to St. George, Utah for the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational, Feb. 11-12 at the Sunbrook Golf Club.
The tournament will consist of two days with 18-holes being played on each day. The tournament will be contested over the Point and Woodbridge nines at Sunbrook. This is the second year the Woodbridge nine has been used. Prior to last year the tournament was contested over the Point and Blackrock nines. It is a par 72, 6,879-yard layout.
The Cougars have done well in this tournament in recent history as they won the tournament in 2010 and had the top individual. In 2011 they had the runner-up finisher in then freshman Alex Ellis.
The Cougars fall season included three top-10 finishes, beginning with a fourth-place finish at The Invitational at the Ocean Course, a tournament the team hosted on Kiawah Island, S.C.
Sophomore Zach Munroe and junior Alex Ellis are currently tied for sixth in the Southern Conference in stroke average at 73.17.
This year’s 14-team field includes Boise State, Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield, College of Charleston, Denver, Dixie State, Idaho, Northern Colorado, Oral Roberts, Seattle U., Utah State, Utah Valley, Weber State, and host Southern Utah.
COUGARS FALL SEASON RESULTS
The Invitational at the Ocean Course (Sept. 9-11)
The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C.
Mason Rudolph Championship
Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, Tenn.
Brickyard Collegiate Championship
The Brickyard, Macon, Ga.
Turtle Pointe, Kiawah Island, S.C.
FROM HEAD COACH MARK MCENTIRE
“We had a good summer and fall and I think we are on the brink of breaking through. I’m really excited about the spring season for us. I think we are going to have a lot of competition and a lot of depth, something we have not had in the past.”