Men’s golf to tee off at the Pacific Invitational


The BYU men’s golf team competes in its last tournament of the fall season today at the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif.

The tournament is comprised of three rounds and runs today through Wednesday.

The field consists of 12 teams. The Cougars will be playing against Colorado State, who finished ahead of BYU in its last tournament. The Cougars will also be facing Fresno State, Oregon State, Pacific and UC Davis who they beat in their last tournament.

Men’s coach Bruce Brockbank said the team has been doing well in practice, and it will be nice to play again.

“It’s nice to go out and compete,” Brockbank said. “We have been working really hard and I think this tournament will be a step above the rest.”

Brockbank also believes this tournament will be about as competitive as the other tournaments they have played this season, even though there are not as many top teams as in previous tournaments.

“This tournament is going to have a similar field,” Brockbank said. “There will not be as many top teams but every team is a good team. It will be a very competitive tournament.”

As a whole, this year’s BYU team is young, and Brockbank said even though the team is young, they have enough talent to be contenders in this tournament.

“The kids are young, talented and excited,” Brockbank said. “We are talented and have enough experience to where we should contend.”

According to Brockbank, the key to succeeding in this tournament is to play well, especially on the last nine holes of each round.

“I hope we will be in contention on the last nine holes,” Brockbank said. “Even though we are young, all of our golfers should get a taste of the heat on the last nine holes.”

Brockbank also believes if the team can make enough birdies throughout the tournament, the Cougars have a chance to be in the running to win the tournament.

“If we make enough birdies, we will be in contention,” Brockbank said. “If we all shoot in the 60s, we should be in contention.”

The Cougars have attended the Pacific Invitational annually since 2005. Last year the team finished eighth.

Brockbank sees this meet as a tournament above the rest and a chance for the players to compete in a top event.

“University of the Pacific, who hosts this invitational, does a phenomenal event,” Brockbank said. “It’s a step above the rest and a chance for the kids to see a top quality event.”

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