Men’s golf heads to New Mexico

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The men’s golf team will start its season off  at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque on Friday.

The tournament will feature two rounds of play Friday and one on Saturday.

The team’s first tournament was supposed to be held Monday in Washington but was canceled due to inclement weather.

Men’s head coach Bruce Brockbank said he is optimistic his young team will be able to compete well on a college level.

“I think we can deal with the expectations and post some great scores,” Brockbank said.

Even though this team is young, there are a few return missionaries on this year’s squad who Brockbank believes will bring experience to the team.

“We have some great leaders who have come off their missions,” Brockbank said in a news release. “They come to practice with a great attitude and are passionate about leading the team.”

Aside from these return missionaries, junior Zac Blair is expected to be the leader of the team this year and said he is looking forward to the upcoming season.

“We are a good team this year,” Blair said. “I am excited to see how the team will do.”

Brockbank said he is hoping his team will look up to Blair as a leader and learn from him throughout the season.

“Zac will be our leader each week,” Brockbank said. “This is a great opportunity to watch someone who is on a high level for these younger players.”

According to Brockbank, this is a good tournament to take his team to.

“This is a great tournament with a great staff,” Brockbank said. “It will be exciting to get there and compete.”

Although Brockbank is ready for his team to compete at this tournament, he believes the toughest challenge will be getting the team to forget their nerves and play their best game.

“The newness and expectation will be a challenge,” Brockbank said. “We need to get these kids to realize they are playing their own game.”

The team will compete against 15 teams, including No. 14 San Diego State, Arizona, Arizona State and UNLV.

 

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