WAC Men's Golf Championship Tees Off on Monday at Forest Ridge Golf Club
April 29, 2001
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma - The Western Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships tees off on Monday at Forest Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Teams will play 18 holes on Monday, followed by 18 holes on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tulsa, ranked 34th nationally in the Golfstat Rankings, will be one of the favorites to capture the league title. The nation's 12th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs and defending WAC Champion Fresno State are also considered favorites to take home the conference crown.
Nine teams -- Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, Rice, San Jose State, SMU, TCU, UTEP and Tulsa -- will play the par-72, 6,834-yard course. The first tee-off time on Monday is at 8:00 a.m. Tournament competition will continue with tee times at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, and 8:00 a.m. tee times on Wednesday.
In addition to TCU and Tulsa's top-35 national rankings, five other WAC teams are ranked among the top-75 nationally. Nevada is ranked 49th, followed by No. 51 SMU, No. 58 Fresno State, No. 70 Hawaii and No. 71 UTEP.
Individually, Tulsa freshman David Inglis has to be considered among the favorites to capture the individual medalist title. Inglis, a three-time WAC Golfer of the Week this spring, has placed among the top-20 in all 11 tournaments this year. He'll enter the WAC Championship with a 72.1 stroke average, and is coming off a third-place finish at the Cougar Classic.
TCU's Adam Rubinson is the highest nationally-ranked player in the WAC. The Horned Frogs' sophomore is ranked 24th in the MasterCard Collegiate Rankings, followed by teammate Scott Volpitto, who is ranked 46th nationally. Fresno State's Nick Watney comes in ranked 48th, followed by SMU's Franklin Hatchett, while Tulsa's Inglis is ranked 57th.
The tournament is open to the public. There is no admission fee.
Directions to Forest Ridge Country Club:(from downtown Tulsa, TU campus and Sheraton Hotel) Take the Broken Arrow Expressway (Highway 51) east to the 71st Street (Kenosha) Exit. Take a left at the exit ramp light and follow for approximately four miles. Forest Ridge Country Club will be on the right side of the road.
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