Men’s Golf Set for the Colonial Collegiate Invitational
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego State Men’s Golf Team returns to competition at the Colonial Collegiate Invitational October 4-5 in Fort Worth, Texas. The 54-hole event will be contested over two days with two rounds scheduled for Monday and the final 18 holes on Tuesday on the Colonial Country Club layout of 7,204 yards by 70.
The Aztecs are one of 15 teams on the busy field that includes 12 programs that made the 2021 NCAA Championship last spring and each of the last five NCAA champions. Additionally, 14 of the 15 schools are ranked in the top 55 in the latest Golfweek / Sagarin team reviews (released October 1). Oklahoma # 1, Oklahoma State # 5, Texas # 6, # 7 Clemson, # 10 Texas Tech, # 12 Stanford, # 18 Vanderbilt, # 19 Georgia, # 25 Pepperdine, # 26 Florida, # 34 Baylor, # 35 Wake Forest, Oregon, host TCU and USC.
The Colonial Collegiate Invitational also features four of the top seven players in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, nine of the top 14 in the PGA TOUR University Rankings and seven participants of the 2021 Walker Cup at Seminole Golf Club.
As of Saturday night, matches for the tournament had yet to be announced.
The Aztecs last participated in the Husky Invitational on September 20-21, where they settled for a tie for ninth place at 9 on par 873 with Washington State, gaining two spots from the first 36-hole day. SDSU opened his fall campaign with an impressive fourth place finish at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate (September 10-12) when he set a program record with a final round of 16 under 264 en route to a 30 under par. 810 in an exceptional area. San Diego State finished one stroke behind Auburn (-31) for third place and four ahead of Louisville (-26), while Georgia Tech (-44) and Clemson (-43) took first and second, respectively. second place.
The Aztecs received 43 votes in the latest Bushnell / Golfweek Coaches poll released on September 17, the 28th highest number of points in the poll.
SDSU Year 19 Head Coach Ryan donovan entered the starting lineup for seniors Puwit Anupansuebsai (Nakhon Phanom, Thailand), Zihao Jin (Beijing / Rancho Bernardo HS), Youssef Guezzale (San Diego / La Jolla HS) and Steve sugimoto (San Diego / Rancho Bernardo HS), with a freshman Jack Townsend (San Diego / San Diego Charter School). The four seniors have been regular mainstays of San Diego State’s starting lineup over the years, including at last year’s NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., While Townsend will make his first foray into the starting five.
Jin leads the Aztecs with an average of 68.33 strokes in three rounds, while Anupansuebsai (69.67), Sugimoto (70.33) and Guezzale (71.00) round out the top four, competing in both tournaments this season. (six rounds in total). Townsend, meanwhile, is averaging 72.67 points in six individual rounds. Anupansuebsai paces SDSU with four laps below par, while Guezzale, Jin, Sugimoto and Townsend have three each.
Oklahoma won the Colonial Collegiate Invitational last fall at 5 under 835, the first college golf tournament since the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 season the previous March. Texas came in second with 1-over 841, while Texas Tech (+10), Baylor (+23), TCU (+23) and Kansas (+23) were also the best in a field made up only of large schools. 12..
The Colonial Country Club has held an annual PGA Tour event since 1946, the oldest non-major touring event to take place at one location. The club was founded in 1936 and hosted the 1941 US Open, 1975 Tournament Players Championship and 1991 US Women’s Open. The course sits along the shore of the Trinity River and is located within ‘one mile from the TCU campus.
Following the Colonial Collegiate Invitational, the State of San Diego will conclude its fall season at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup at the Alotian Club in Roland, Arkansas, October 18-20.