Men's golf preview: CSU heads to Callaway Collegiate Match Play

March 16, 2012

By Gavin Davis
Athletic Media Relations

Next on the tee

The Colorado State men’s golf team is headed to Bradenton, Fla., for the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship. The tournament will consist of four rounds over three days, Sunday-Tuesday. 16 teams are bracketed for head-to-head match ups each round. No. 13 seed Colorado State will face No. 4 seed Oklahoma State in the first round. The bracket can be viewed at CollegiateMatchPlay.com.

Each team match will consist of five individual matches. Matches will be scored using USGA match play standards. Each individual win will result in one point for the team. For matches resulting in a tie, the point will be halved. The team with the highest point total will be the winner of the match.

The course

The tournament will be played at the Concession Golf Club. Concession is known as a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and was named the best new private course in 2006 by Golf Digest magazine. The course layout is par 72 stretching 7,470 yards.

The field

The 16-team field is made up of Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Chattanooga, Colorado State, Duke, East Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Kennesaw State, Liberty, UNC-Wilmington, Oklahoma State, South Florida, Tennessee, and Washington State. Duke is returning as the defending champion.

Rams lineup

Zahkai Brown, Kirby Pettitt, Michael Wuertz, Cameron Harrell and Parker Edens will be swinging for Head Coach Jamie Bermel in Bradenton this week.  Brown is No. 4 in the Mountain West for stroke average per round with a 71.44. Pettitt is No. 10 with 72.17. Live scoring will be available at CollegiateMatchPlay.com.