Men's Golf Opens Spring Season In Hawaii At Ameri Ari
Texas Tech opens the spring season on Wednesday.
Feb. 5, 2013
For the No. 33 Texas Tech Men's Golf team, the road to a Big 12 Conference Championship begins this week in Kona, Hawaii at the 33rd Annual Ameri Ari at Waikoloa Beach Resort.
The Red Raiders, listed as one of six contenders for the Big 12 Championship by Golfweek Magazine, will tee off against some of the top men's programs in the country at 7:30 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday on the Waikoloa Kings' Course (par 72, 7,074 yards).
Included in this year's 20-team field are Arizona State, Oregon State, No. 14 Oklahoma State, No. 10 Georgia Tech, Cal-State Stanislaus, No. 16. TCU, No. 48 UC-Davis, No. 8 USC, Texas, Colorado, Hawaii-Hilo (host), Hawaii-Manora, San Jose State, No. 15 Stanford, Oregon, No. 6 Washington, No. 24 Auburn, No. 7 UCLA and Oaska Gakuin University.
The Red Raiders will be hitting the course for the first time in team competition since closing out the fall season at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate on Oct. 30. The Royal Oaks (hosted by Baylor) was the best performance of the year to date for Texas Tech as the Red Raiders finished tied for second with fourth-ranked New Mexico. Tech was led by senior Finley Ewing's third-place finish in the event after firing a school and course record in the second round.
Ewing IV, leads the Red Raiders overall this season with a 71.5 average through 12 rounds of golf while sophomore Clement Sordet is one stroke behind at 72.5 (12 rounds).
All three rounds of the tournament begin with 7:30 a.m. shotgun starts and live results can be found at www.golfstat.com.