By Juliana Lara / UA Sports
Coming off of the hometown victory at the Arizona Intercollegiate, the Arizona men’s golf team travels to Hawaii to compete in the 42nd John A. Burns Intercollegiate. The tournament will take place at the par 72 Wailua Golf Course, which measures 6,991 yards Competition will begin Thursday, Feb. 15th at 11 a.m MST, with 18 holes played each day until Saturday, Feb. 17th.
“The John Burns Intercollegiate is a fantastic tournament and one our team looks forward to every spring,” commented head coach Jim Anderson. ” Our preparations leading up to the tournament will be fun and our guys always enjoy the tropics. That said, we also need to be able to turn attention to scoring on a great course in Wailua Golf Course. The confidence and competitiveness on our group has impressed the coaches and our goal is to execute the game plan on our tournament days while enjoying the process of preparation on the island.”
The field will consist of 19 schools, including two other Pac-12 schools, Utah and Washington State, as well fourth ranked Texas A&M and 24th ranked North Carolina.
Competing for the Cats will be a familiar lineup led by senior George Cunningham, who is coming off of a second place finish at the Intercollegiate. Sophomore David Laskin and sophomore Brad Reeves will be competing in their sixth tournament this season. Freshman Tianlang Guan and freshman Trevor Werbylo round out the lineup for the Cats.
Sophomore Briggs Duce and junior Travis Fredborg will also be competing as individuals.
The Wildcats won the Arizona Intercollegiate to close out the month of January. UA shot 15-under par as a team on the final day of the tournament to win the 18-team event. George Cunningham helped propel Arizona to the victory by earning a second place finish thanks to a strong final round that included four birdies and an eagle. The UA trio of Tianlang Guan, David Laskin and Brad Reeves all posted top 25 finishes to push the Cats to the top of the leaderboard.
Live scoring and results for Arizona can be found at this link, http://results.golfstat.
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