Dates: February 7-8, 2005
Tournament: Carson Daly Intercollegiate
Host School: Loyola Marymount University
Golf Course: Robinson Ranch Golf Club ~ Santa Clarita, California
After having a very solid fall season the Wolverines will prepare to compete in the Carson Daly Intercollegiate tournament hosted by Loyola Marymount University, February 7-8.
The 54-hole tournament will be held at the Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita, California. Two 18-hole rounds will be played on the 7th and the final round will be played on the 8th.
Head Golf Coach, Tommy Johnson is excited for his team to get started again.
-I have high expectations for our team. We have been able to practice outside, and play a lot because we have had such good weather, and the guys feel more prepared going into our first Spring tournament,- said Johnson. -Our players are as good as anybody and they need to believe that.
Johnson's goal in his first year was to help -change the mindset- of his eleven players, and help them believe they can reach heights they didn't think possible.
-Their mindset has already changed and I see improvement every day,- said Johnson. -We had two players in the fall shoot career low rounds in the fall season. They know they can finish, but they need to know that they can win tournaments.-
The -two players- Johnson was referring to are Cody Powers and Nic van Vuuren. In the fall, Powers averaged a score of 71.1 per round, while van Vuuren averaged a 72 each round.
Power's 7-under, 64 in the second round of the BSU Bronco Round Up, and van Vuuren's 7-under, 65 in the third round of the Ron Moore Invitational are both personal bests, and are currently tied for the career low rounds at Utah Valley State.
Along with Powers and van Vuuren, Johnson will travel Tadd Cox, Milo Lines, and Colin Tucker to California and the Wolverines will compete against schools like, UCLA, Notre Dame, Santa Clara, Loyola Marymount, and Cal Poly.
-We have a very competitive schedule this spring,- said Johnson. -It will be good for our players to see how they measure up. We had a very good fall, and we are looking to build on that.-
The Wolverines will compete in the Thunderbird Invitational hosted by Johnson's alma mater, Southern Utah University. The tournament will be played at the Sunbrook Golf Club, in St. George, Utah.