March 28, 2007
The USF men's golf team will play in two tournaments over the next six days, where they will get the chance to compete against top programs from all over the country.
First up for the Dons is the Cal Poly Invitational that be held at Cypress Ridge Country Club on March 29 and 30. The Dons will be sending a young team to the competition who all qualified through strong performances at USF's Triumph at Pauma Valley tournament, which was played two weeks ago.
Representing the Dons will be freshmen Chris Cunningham, Connor McElyea, and Thomas Buran, along with sophomore Jesse Galvon and steady senior Taylor Hobin. Kenny Adams will also compete in the tournament as an individual after playing with a lacerated thumb during the Triumph at Pauma Valley.
After a visit to San Simeon Castle following the Cal Poly tournament, the Dons will compete in the Ogio-Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Golf Championships at Alisal River Course on April 2 and 3. The tournament, which is being hosted by the University of Santa Barbara, will give the Dons a chance to compete against 17 other schools, including WCC rivals St. Mary's, San Diego, and Santa Clara.
"The course (Alisal River) should fit our players well," said head coach Gary Nelson. "We are looking to do well against a good field."
To find out how the Dons fare in the Cal Poly Invitational along with the Ogio-Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Golf Championships, please check back at www.usfdons.com.