Men’s golf set to play GCU Invitational on Monday

PHOENIX – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Men’s Vaqueros Golf Team is back in action this week when they hit the GCU Invitational starting Monday at the GCU Golf Course.

The 54-hole event will feature 36 holes on Monday and the final 18 holes on Tuesday.

The GCU golf course plays 7,031 yards and is a par 72.

The competition

There will be a 23-team field which will include host GCU, UTRGV, UT Arlington, Omaha, TCU, Valparaiso, Southern Mississippi, Sacramento State, Abilene Christian, California Baptist, Fresno State, Hawaii, Pacific, Drake, Eastern Michigan, Creighton, North Dakota State, Ball State, Kansas City, Incarnate Word, CSU Fullerton, Northern Colorado and Columbia.

five starts

Last outing

The UTRGV opened the spring season at the Colin Montgomerie Invitational where they posted a sixth-place finish with a score of 902 in three sets after runs of 307, 297 and 298.

Taj Sutherland led the way for the Vaqueros with a career-best 219 in three rounds after posting rounds of 74, 72 and 73 as he finished tied for seventh.

Juan Luis de Bethencourt Duque finished in 16and after posting a score of 224 in three rounds with rounds of 79, 72 and 73. Sebastien Lundberg tied for 33rd with a three-round score of 229 after carding rounds of 80, 73 and 76.

Leonard Novella tied for 44and with a three-round score of 232 with rounds of 76, 80 and 76. Tennoshin Ogawa tied for 68and with a three-round score of 241 after posting rounds of 78, 80 and 83.

Last time at the GCU Invitational

The Vaqueros finished tied for 11and place in the 2021 GCU Invitational after posting a score of 881 in three rounds after posting rounds of 299, 283 and 299.

Rhaasrikanesh Kanavathi led the Vaqueros with a score of 217 in three rounds after posting rounds of 74, 70 and 73. Alex Summers tied for 37and with a three-round score of 220 after carding rounds of 76, 72 and 72.

Leonard Novella tied for 45and with a three-round score of 222 with rounds of 72, 73 and 77. Luca Portelli tied for 70and with a three-round score of 226 after posting rounds of 81, 68 and 77 while Euan Gill finished in 93rd with a three-round score of 244 with rounds of 77, 80 and 87.

Wichita State won the team title with a three-set score of 862 with runs of 280, 292, and 290. Grand Canyon’s Michael Salazar won the individual medalist with a three-set score of 207 with runs of 71, 70 and 66.

Remaining schedule

March 21-22 @ The Big Texan Invitational – Comanche Trace
April 4-5 @ Redhawk Invitational – Chambers Bay Golf Course
April 11-12 @ Bayou City Collegiate – Walden at Lake Conroe Golf Club
April 29-May 1 @ WAC Championships – Boulder Creek Golf Club

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