MG: Mavs tee it up at the Wimberly
Oct. 18, 2013
2013 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington men's golf is back in action Monday at the 2013 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate. The two-day event in Las Cruces, N.M. is hosted by New Mexico State.
The tournament will take place at the New Mexico State University Golf Course. The championship layout is a 7,074-yard, par-71 configuration, and the greens feature bent grass.
The format is 54 holes. Afternoon practice rounds are Sunday. The tournament begins with 36 holes of continuous play (foursomes) on Monday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. CT. The tourney concludes with 18 holes Tuesday starting at 9 a.m.
The participating schools are New Mexico State, Kansas, Wichita State, UTEP, UTSA, Nebraska, Texas State, Northern Colorado, UT Arlington, San Houston State, Colorado State, Air Force, UMKC, Nevada, Arizona, UC Riverside and Oral Roberts.
The Mavericks tied for 12th in their most recent outing, the W.H. Tucker Invitational last month. UT Arlington's best finish this fall was tying for 10th at the Northern Intercollegiate.
"The guys qualified well and I feel that since we competed last at the Tucker we've continued to work on become more consistent," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said. "That reflected in the qualifying. I expect us to compete well at the Wimberly."
Wichita State took the 2012 Wimberly team title at 11-under par, followed by UNLV (-2), UTEP (-1), Texas State (+1) and Kansas (+7). Chris Gilbert of Kansas won the individual title with a three-round score of 8-under par.