MG: Mavericks open spring at UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
Feb. 9, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington men's golf team opens its spring schedule at the 2013 UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in San Antonio. The two-day event is Monday-Tuesday (Feb. 11-12) at Oak Hills Country Club.
"I'm excited to get back on the road," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said. "I feel the guys have been working hard on our wedges, chipping and putting. I feel that if we get everyone contributing, we will have a good chance of winning this tournament.
"The guys know what our goals are, become great at our wedges, chipping, and putting the ball. If we accomplish this, we will have a very good chance of winning any tournament we play in."
It's the first time back on the course in a competitive setting for the Mavericks since a second-place finish at the Miner Classic in El Paso in late October.
"I feel that we should have won UTEP's tournament, but we wasted shots in the final nine holes and it kept us from getting the team title," Rees said. "We must be patient, support one another, and put the time in everyday so that we can win the WAC Championship and return to the NCAAs."
Oak Hills Country Club will play as a par-71 over 6,765 yards. The field consists of Baylor, Houston Baptist, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, McNeese State, North Texas, Oklahoma, Southeastern Louisiana, Texas State, Tulsa, UT Arlington, UTSA and Wichita State.
Texas Tech is the defending team champion. Joakim Mikkelsen of Baylor is the defending individual medalist.
Live Scoring is available on golfstat.com.
Sunday, Feb. 10 -- Practice Round and College Amateur (1 p.m.)
Monday, Feb. 11 -- First and Second Rounds (shotgun start at 8 a.m.)
Tuesday, Feb. 12 -- Final Round (tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m.)