UALR Men’s Golf Begins Competition at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate on Friday

Courtesy University of Arkansas at Little Rock Athletics Department

LITTLE ROCK – The UALR men’s golf team begins its spring season on Friday at the fifth-annual Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate presented by Cleveland/Srixon Golf at Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. The three-day event begins the first of five spring events before the Sun Belt Championships on April 21-24.

All three days of play are set to begin with tee times beginning at 9:30 a.m. CST. Live scoring for the 2013 Desert Intercollegiate will be available through GameBook.

The 2013 Desert Intercollegiate field will feature 17 squads and 15 individuals for a total of 100 participants. This year’s event and the Cowboys will host eight of Golf Week’s top-100 teams including four in the top 50 of the rankings. Entering the meet in the top 50 of GolfWeeks’ rankings are No. 29 St. Mary’s College (California), No. 33 Texas Tech, No. 46 TCU and No. 48 Wichita State. Schools competing ranked in the top 100 include: No. 54 Oregon State, No. 59 San Francisco, No. 86 Iowa State and No. 92 Idaho. Other participants include: Santa Clara, Kansas, Nebraska, Southern Utah, Cal Poly, George Mason and ULM. Colorado is sending three individuals to the event, but it will not participate in the team scoring.

The Trojans ended their fall season with a share of second place at the ASU Fall Beach Classic in Gulf Shores, Ala. Sophomore Alfred Kerstis rallied from a four-stroke deficit to force a playoff, but Troy’s Tolver Dozier sank a 15-foot birdie putt to earn medalist honors. Kerstis was the only player to break par in the events final round, finishing with a one-under par 71 over the final 18 holes.

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