Oct. 12, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Davis men's golf team, ranked 33rd nationally by Golfstat, returns to action at the two-day Alister MacKenzie Invitational, hosted by Cal on Oct. 15-16 at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.
Monday will feature 36 holes of competition beginning with an 8:15 a.m. shotgun tee time while the final 18 holes will be played on Tuesday. Tee times off the tenth hole will begin at 7:45 a.m. while tee times off hole No. 1 start at 8 a.m.
After starting the fall season with two top-five finishes, UC Davis enters Monday's tournament ranked 33rd nationally by Golfstat, it's highest ranking since ending the 2009 season ranked 26th in Div. I.
Host and top-ranked Cal highlights a strong 16-team field that also includes No. 24 San Diego State and No. 36 Oregon State. Arizona State, BYU, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai'i, Michigan, Nevada and Oregon, currently ranked 45th, will also be in competition as will San Francisco, San Jose State and Wichita State.
September's Big West Golfer of the Month Matt Hansen will play alongside Tyler Raber, Jonny Baxter, Matt Seramin and Mike Brockington as the Aggies search for their third straight top-five finish.
The five combined for a fourth place finish at the season-opening Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational after Brockington's final-day 70 helped UC Davis top then-No. 7 San Diego State as well as Oregon, ranked fifth nationally at the time. Just seven days later, Brockington carded another 70 in the final round of the Windon Memorial Classic as UC Davis tied for fifth.
Hansen is averaging a team-low 73.0 strokes per round and opened his junior campaign as UC Davis' individual medalist in both tournaments. He tied for 11th at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational with a 3-over 219, then turned in his first top 10 finish since 2011, tying for eighth place at the Windon Memorial Classic in Glencoe, Ill.
Raber and Baxter each have two top-25 individual finishes to their credit. Baxter tied for 22nd at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational while both tied for 17th with a 10-over 223 at the Windon Memorial Classic.
Brockington's rounds of 70 and both fall tournaments currently stand as the lowest on the team. He is averaging 75.3 strokes per round while Seramin owns a 74.7 stroke average.
UC Davis will wrap up the fall season at the Pacific Invitational on Oct. 29-31 at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton.
ALISTER MACKENZIE INVITATONAL
hosted by Cal
Oct. 15-16, 2012
Meadow Club - Fairfax, Calif.
par 71; 6,718 yards
TEAMS (Golfstat ranking in parentheses)
Arizona State (58)
Colorado State (61)
Fresno State (44)
Oregon State (36)
San Diego State (24)
San Francisco (74)
San Jose State (106)
UC DAVIS (33)
Wichita State (57)