Men's Golf
Men's Golf Opens Season at San Francisco Intercollegiate This Week

RENO, Nev.   The University of Nevada's men's golf team will open the 2008-09 season this week, traveling to the San Francisco Intercollegiate Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 8-9 at the par 72, 6,842-yard Lake Course of the Olympic Club.

ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO INTERCOLLEGIATE: Teams will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Pacific Time each day.

The 14 teams competing in the San Francisco Intercollegiate include Alabama-Birmingham, California, Colorado, Hartford, Nevada, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Rice, Saint Mary's, San Diego, Santa Clara, tournament host USF, Wisconsin and Xavier.

Live scoring will be available throughout the tournament at, while a recap and results from each day will be available at

NEVADA’S LINEUP: Nevada’s lineup for the San Francisco Intercollegiate includes junior Ryan Hallisey (Granite Bay, Calif.), senior Matt Rippy (Boise, Idaho), sophomore Scott Smith (Fallon, Nev.), junior Jared Becher (Reno, Nev.) and junior Taylor Coffman (San Diego, Calif.)

MEET THE WOLF PACK MEN'S GOLF TEAM:  Wolf Pack Director of Golf Adam Pohll returns all nine letterwinners from last year's squad, including senior Matt Rippy (Boise, Idaho); juniors Jared Becher (Reno, Nev.), Taylor Coffman (San Diego, Calif.), Ryan Hallisey (Granite Bay, Calif.) and Greg Wenzel (Sparks, Nev.); and sophomores Chris Cho (San Diego, Calif.), Chris Plappert (Las Vegas, Nev.), Scott Smith (Fallon, Nev.) and Kellen Watabu (Kapaa, Hawaii). The Wolf Pack turned in seven top 10 finishes last season, including a tie for third at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in October and a fifth-place showing at the 2008 WAC Championship in April. Hallisey is the top returner from last season’s squad after turning in four top 20 efforts and a 74.54 stroke average (both marks second on the team in 2007-08). Hallisey finished second at the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship in August in Victoria, British Columbia.

UP NEXT: Following the San Francisco Intercollegiate, the Wolf Pack will return to action Sept. 22-23, traveling to the Gustina Memorial Classic in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State will play host to the event at the Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis.