Men’s golf resumes season with match in San Diego

The BG men’s golf team resumes its spring golf season this week for the Triumph at Pauma Valley, Calif.

The Falcons are one of 11 teams playing the 54-hole event hosted by the University of San Francisco. The other schools participating besides BG and San Francisco are Army, Austin Peay, British Columbia, Cal State-Bakersfield, Cal State-San Marcos, Central Arkansas, Columbia, Manitoba and Yale.

Central Arkansas is the defending champion of the Triumph, firing an 874 which was 19 shots better than San Francisco’s second place score of 893.

Official starting time for the tournament is Monday morning at 8 a.m. for the first 36 holes, while the last 18 holes will take place with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

This is the second tournament of the spring semester for the Falcons. BG last participated in the MAC Match-Play Event in Dade City, Fla. where BG finished in eighth place. Therefore, this will be the first stroke play event for the Falcons in 2012.

Coach Garry Winger will lead his Falcons squad at Pauma Valley Country Club, which is located approximately 60 miles north of San Diego. The track is a par 71 at 7,077 yards surrounded by mountains and avocado and citrus groves.

Pauma Valley Country Club is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design, one of the greatest architects and names in the golf world.

Jones has built or rebuilt 400 courses total that covers 45 states and 35 different countries. Additionally, several of these courses have hosted national and international championships.

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