Utah State Golf Set to Open Spring Season Friday

LOGAN, Utah- The Utah State golf team is scheduled to open the spring portion of its 2021-22 season on Friday, Feb. 11 at the Pizza Hut-Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational in St. George, Utah.

The Aggies will join 13 other teams at the Friday-Sunday Southern Utah event at the 6,900-yard, par-72 Sunbrook Golf Club. The tournament will feature one round of 18 holes per day. .

Along with the Aggies and host Thunderbirds, the 14-team field consists of Dixie State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Middle Tennessee, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Oral Roberts, Sacramento State, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois, Utah Valley, Weber State and western Illinois.

Scheduled to compete this weekend are seniors Cameron Tucker (#1), senior Jesse Henderson (#2), Freshman Luis Cantu (#3), Freshman Julio Arronte Sanchez (No. 4) and second year Javier Vazquez (No. 5).

Second year John Cooksecond year in red shirt Spencer Panter and second Manure Yingpisit will compete as individuals.

In the 2021 Pizza Hut-Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational, Utah State tied for fourth against a 12-team field posting a 54-hole team score of 8-under 856 (290-276-290) . Utah won the team title at 41 under par (823), while Utah Valley (838, -26) was second and host SUU (843, -21) was third.

Utah State won the 2019 Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational with a 573 3-under par (287-286). It was the Aggies’ first tournament win since Oct. 17, 2017, when they won the tournament title at the CSUN-hosted Bill Cullum Invitational.

This is the Aggies’ first tournament since Oct. 12, 2021, when they wrapped up their fall season by placing fifth in the Bill Cullum Invitational at 34 out of 898.

Esteban Jaramillo was Utah State’s top finisher at Cullum Invite as a rookie from Bogota, Colombia, tied for fifth at 2 of 218, a career low. However, he is not with the Aggies this weekend as he is one of three amateurs to play in the Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard at the Country Club of Bogota, his home course.

For more information on Utah State’s golf program, follow the Aggies on Twitter at @USUMensGolf, on Facebook at USUMensGolf and on Instagram at USUGolf.

Pizza Hut-Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational

Date: February 11-13
Host Course: Sunbrook Golf Club
By: 72
Footage: 6,900
Live score: https://bit.ly/3gFAmhG

Utah State Membership

1. Cameron Tucker (Senior)
2. Jesse Henderson (Senior)
3. Luis Cantu (first year)
4. Julio Arronte Sanchez (First-year student)
5. Javier Vazquez (second year student)
People: John Cook (second year student), Spencer Panter (sophomore in red shirt), Manure Yingpisit (second year student)


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