Date: October 16-18
Location: The Reserve at Spanos Park | Stockton, Calif.
Par/Yardage: Par 72/7,132 Yards
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After crafting their best performance of the fall, the University of Utah men’s golf team will be aiming to continue improving before packing away their clubs for the winter, as the Utes travel to Stockton, Calif., the site of the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational, which will be held Monday through Wednesday at The Reserve at Spanos Park.
The Utes last participated in this event in the fall of 2021 and the team’s best score was posted by then-sophomore Javier Barcos, who finished 13-under and in third place. His 54-hole score of 200 stands as the second-lowest on record at Utah, surpassed only by his mark of 199 earlier that season at the Notre Dame Collegiate. Just a few spots behind Barcos in Stockton was teammate Blake Tomlinson, who ended the competition 8-under and tied for seventh. Utah’s team score of 22-under went into the record book as fifth-best in school history.
This will be the ninth time in the last 10 seasons the University of the Pacific has put on this tournament, with the 2020-21 campaign being the only exception. The Tigers tied for 11th at the 2022 Pacific Invite, which was won by Grand Canyon University.
The Utes will by relying on a lineup that will consist of Barcos, Davis Johnson, Braxton Watts, Brandon Robison and Sergio Jimenez with Peter Jung playing as an individual.
COACHES THOUGHTS: Head Coach Garrett Clegg
“It’s amazing that we are at the end of our fall season,” said head coach Garrett Clegg. “I feel like last week we had a good event and got a little bit of momentum. It will be a good to see how this group performs, especially Braxton and Brandon after having a week at home to work on their golf games.”
There will be 17 teams vying for the tournament title, with GCU and Pac-12 rival Washington State among them. The rest of the field, along with Utah, will consist of Loyola Maramount, Nevada, Fresno State, Cal State Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, CSUN, Utah Valley, Utah Tech, Cal Baptist, Sacramento State and Seattle.
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