WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – The Augusta University men's golf team begins the spring 2017 season for the second consecutive season at the Southwestern Invitational, hosted by Pepperdine University, in Westlake Village, Calif., Feb. 27-28 at North Ranch Country Club.
The 14-team field begins with a 36 hole shotgun start Monday at 11:00 a.m. on the par-72, 6,992-yard course. Play wraps on Tuesday with tee times off holes one and 10 beginning at 7:30 a.m.
"We are excited to begin our spring season with a fabulous trip to the Los Angeles, California area again this year," head coach Jack O'Keefe said. "The field for Pepperdine is solid as #6 USC will try to defend the title and we will compete against other top-30 teams from around the country. We have enjoyed the mild winter here in Augusta and the guys have been working hard. Our lineup is led by Broc Everett and Jake Marriott followed by Viktor Edin, Emmanuel Kountakis and freshman Gustav Andersson. We are eager to get started."
2017 TEAMS (14): Augusta, College of Charleston, Fresno State, Idaho, Lipscomb, Michigan, Mississippi State, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, SMU, UC Davis, USC, and Washington State.
TOURNAMENT HISTORY: The Southwestern Intercollegiate was started by USC in 1978. The schools co-hosted the event in 2013 and 2014. After a year without a tournament, Pepperdine then took over hosting duties in 2016 and merged it with its own home tournament, which had been played at a few different sites. Historical results on page two.
Last season, the Jags finished sixth out of 15 teams at Pepperdine with an 881 (+17) overall score for 54 holes.
JAGS IN THE FALL
Augusta competed in five events in the fall of 2016 and finished top 10 in every tournament. The team currently is rankled No. 54 in the nation on Golfstat.com.
The Jaguars carded two top-five finishes – highlighted by a second-place showing out of 22 teams in their final fall event Nov. 1 at the East bay Del Classic.
The players combined for 13 rounds in the 60s through five events and are currently ranked No. 54 in the nation according to GolfStat.com.
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