Utah Valley University men's golf coach Chris Curran has released his team's 2016-17 schedule, which consists of 12 tournaments, including the Pat Hicks Invitational where the Wolverines are the defending team champions.
Utah Valley will travel to play tournaments in eight states with events in Washington, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon and California. The Wolverines will play three tournaments in the state of Utah, including the OGIO Utah Invitational in Park City, the Pat Hicks Invitational in St. George and the PING Cougar Classic in Provo.
"This is the first time we've had 12 events on the schedule," Curran said. "It's a nice mix of tournaments. Some we will have a chance to win, while others we will face some of the best teams in the country."
The Wolverines open their fall season at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate (Sept. 12-13) at Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman, Washington. Following the two-day tournament, UVU travels to Boulder, Colorado, to participate in the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational at Colorado National golf club in Boulder.
UVU plays its first tournament in the state of Utah when the team competes in the Utah Invitational at Jeremy Golf Club, Oct. 3-4. The Wolverines then travel to WAC foe New Mexico State to compete in the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, Oct. 17-18, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Utah Valley wraps up the fall season Oct. 29-Nov. 1, at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational at Princeville Makai golf club in Kauai.
Utah Valley will take a three-month winter break before opening its spring schedule on Feb. 13, at the Pat Hicks Invitational—a tournament the Wolverines won last season. The Pat Hicks Invitational will be played at the Sunbrook golf club in St. George.
The Wolverines continue spring play at the Loyola Intercollegiate, Feb. 25-27, at Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Arizona. The Wolverines won the Loyola Intercollegiate team title in 2015.
UVU will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to compete in the Grand Canyon Invitational, March 16-18, before heading back to Utah to compete in the PING Cougar Classic, April 10-11, at Riverside Country Club in Provo.
The team's final tune-up before the WAC Championship takes place April 12-14, at the El Macero Classic at El Macero Country Club in Davis, California. The Wolverines will then compete for a league title at the WAC Championship (April 28-30) at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.
Jason Erickson works in the communications office at the Utah Valley University athletic department. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.