June 29, 2012
RENO, Nev. - RENO, Nev. - The Nevada men's golf team will play 11 tournaments in 2012-13, including three tournaments hosted by Mountain West rivals, as the Wolf Pack's schedule was announced Friday.
"I am very excited about our schedule for the upcoming season," said Nevada coach Jacob Wilner. "We are playing some fantastic golf courses and some extremely strong fields. The opportunity for success is there and the boys are eager to get back on campus and start competing again."
Nevada's season-opening event is scheduled for Sept. 17-18 when the Pack will compete in Colorado State's Ram Masters Invitational at Fort Collins, Colo. The fall schedule will be rounded out by a trio of tournaments in October: The Squire Creek Invitational (Oct. 1-2 in Choudrant, La.); the Alister Mackenzie Invitational (Oct. 15-16 in Fairfax, Calif.) and the Pacific Invitational (Oct. 29-31 in Stockton, Calif.).
The spring season will see the Pack travel to Hawaii, California and Arizona. Nevada opens the spring at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Kahuku, Hawaii, in late February before traveling to the Fresno Lexus Classic, hosted by Fresno State March 4-5.
Nevada will then compete in two more top-level events as the Wolf Pack travels to the National Invitational Tournament, hosted by Arizona in Tucson, March 16-17 before returning to the Stanford Intercollegiate in the Bay Area March 28-30.
The Pack will return to Arizona April 8-9 to play in the Cowboy Classic, which is hosted by Wyoming, in Scottsdale before co-hosting the Winchester Classic (April 19-21 in Auburn Calif.) with UC Davis.
The tough regular-season schedule will help prepare Nevada for the Pack's first appearance in the Mountain West Conference Championships will be May 3-5 in Tucson, Ariz.
"Every tournament we play has a good field but I think there are four that stand out with a number of nationally ranked teams in the Alister Mackenzie tourney hosted by Cal, the John Burns and then two two in March hosted by Arizona and Stanford," Wilner said.
Nevada returns five letterwinners from last year's team and welcomes in four newcomers this fall.