Aggie Invitational Offers Final Tuneup For Men's Golf
The Traditions Club at Texas A&M will host the 2012 Aggie Invitational.
April 19, 2012
Texas Tech's final tune-up for the Big 12 Championships (April 27-30) will take place just 75 miles away from the site of the conference tournament as the Red Raiders tee off in this weekend's Aggie Invitational at the Tradition's Club in College Station.
This weekend's tournament will be Tech's final warm-up before heading to the conference championship next weekend at Whispering Pines in Trinity, Texas. The Traditions Club, just over an hour away from Whispering Pines, will host 10 teams on Saturday and Sunday, including four teams ranked in the Top 20. The Traditions Club is a par-72 course that covers 7,146 yards and opened in 2004.
"We are excited to get back on the golf course with one last tournament to get us ready for the Big 12's," said Texas Tech Head Coach Greg Sands. "We won the 2010 NCAA Regional on this golf course so it's a place where we have had success in the past and we hope to continue that success this weekend."
The tournament will consist of 54 holes with the first two rounds being played on Saturday while the final 18 holes will be played on Sunday. Texas Tech will be paired with the University of Utah for the first two rounds on Saturday with tee times set to begin at 9:06 a.m. from the first hole. Each team will consist of six players with five scores being counted towards the team total.
As a team, the Red Raiders are led by freshman Clement Sordet who owns a 72.5 stroke average over 27 rounds. Sordet has posted four Top 10 finishes, including an eighth place standing at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic two weeks ago in Scottsdale.
Junior Finley Ewing IV is right behind Sordet with a 73.2 stroke average and is the only player on the squad that has played in all 30 rounds of the season. Ewing IV has three Top 10 finishes on the year, including a season-best fourth place finish at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational.
Tournament host Texas A&M is the defending champion of this tournament as the Aggies posted an 18-stroke victory in 2011. Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein took home medalist honors.
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