When: From Monday 24 January to Wednesday 26 January
Game schedule: 18 holes Monday (10am CT/8am PT start), 18 holes Tuesday (10am CT/8am PT start), 18 holes Wednesday (10am CT/8am PT start)
Or: North Ranch Country Club (Westlake Village, CA)
Course information: Par-72; 6,992 yards
Live statistics: http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=24509
TV coverage: Golf Channel will air its College Central schedule from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central, then provide live coverage of the Southwestern Invitational from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Central for all three days.
Field: In addition to the Longhorns (No. 9 in the latest Division I Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, Nov. 19), the 12-team Southwestern Invitational field includes: No. 2 Arizona State, No. 5 Pepperdine (host), No. 12 Wake Forest, No. 16 Georgia, No. 20 Washington, San Diego State, San Jose State, SMU, UCLA, USC and UNLV.
Texas programming: UT will be represented by the following five players at the Southwestern Invitational:
- Travis Vick (Jr., 72.00 average)
- Mason Nome (Jr., 73.22 average)
- Cole Hammer (Sr., 72.11 avg)
- Does Thomson (Jr., 73.78 average)
- Alexander González (Fr., 74.33 avg)
Last outing: The Longhorns earned a 3-2-1 win over No. 10 Texas Tech on Oct. 13 in the 2021 Big 12 Match Play Championship title game at the Houston Oaks Clubs (Hockley, Texas). It was UT’s first Big 12 Match Play title since the event began in 2018. Texas had wins in Pool B over TCU (4-2-0), Baylor (5-1- 0) and Iowa State (3-0-3) with a 3-3-0 draw against then-No. 2 State of Oklahoma. The tie with the Cowboys gave the Longhorns a total of 10 points to secure first place in Pool B and advance to the championship game against Texas Tech. Pierceson Coody and Mason Nome each recorded perfect individual records of 5-0-0 in match play at the Big 12 Match Play Championship.
PGA TOUR University presented by Velocity Global: The Velocity World Rankings are designed to identify the best college golfers based on their earnings, competitiveness, and performance throughout the season. It includes the last two years of competition in men’s NCAA Division I golf tournaments and official PGA TOUR tournaments. The rankings are updated weekly on Wednesdays and will be finalized on May 30, 2022, following the conclusion of NCAA Championship stroke play. The top five will earn a Korn Ferry Tour membership, while players finishing sixth through 15th will earn a PGA TOUR international tour membership. In the most recent ranking (January 19), Pierceson Coody is No. 2, Cole Hammer is #7 and Parker Coody is No. 27.
Inside Texas Lineup
Travis Vick: No. 42 in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings (Jan. 19) … tied for seventh at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational (Sept. 13-15) at par 216 (71-74-71) … advanced to the semifinals of the 2021 American Amateur …2021 All-American Honorable Mention (Golfweek, GCAA)…2021 All-Big 12 Team Selection…six individual top-15 finishes during the 2020-21 season, including a fourth-place finish at the East Lake Cup and a seventh-place effort at the NCAA Noblesville Regional.
Mason Nome: No. 134 in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings … tied for 11th at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational (Sept. 13-15) at 1 over par 217 (76-71-70) … posted a perfect individual record of 5-0 -0 at the 2021 Big 12 Match Play Championship (October 11-13) … qualified for Match Play at the 2021 US Amateurs … three individual top-10 finishes during the 2020-21 season, including a tie for fifth place at the Border Olympics and a tie for 10th in the Big 12 Championship…2020-21 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar…2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
Cole Hammer: No. 8 in current World Amateur Golf Rankings … tied for seventh at OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational (Sept. 17-19) at par 210 (71-68-71) … tied for 11th at Maridoe Collegiate Invitational (Sept. 13-15) at 1-over-par 217 (76-71-70) … competed in 2021 The Open Championship and 2021 US Open Championship … 2021 honorable mention All-American (GCAA) … earned honors medalists in 2021 Big 12 Championship… 2021 All-Big 12 team selection… five individual top-10 finishes during 2020-21 season… competed for Team USA in 2021 and 2019 Walker Cup… 2020 -21 Srixon / Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar… 2021 Academic All-Big 12 first team… 2019 consensus first team All-American… 2018 Western Amateur champion.
Does Thomson: Posted a 73.78 scoring average in three tournaments played during the fall season … tied for 19th at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate (Oct. 18-19) at 7 over par 220 (74 -71-75) … No. 10 ranked player in the class of 2019 (Golfweek/Sagarin) … Honorable Mention selection AJGA Rolex Junior All-American … 2018 New York State Amateur Champion … third place at Western Junior Championship 2018 … tied for 12th at the 2018 Porter Cup.
Alexander González: Earned a 29th-place finish at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate (October 18-19) at 10 over par 223 (73-73-77) … a native of Querétaro, Mexico … posted two top-five finishes on the AJGA Tour in 2020, including a fifth place finish at the Visit Tallahassee Junior Championship in Tallahassee, Florida in October 2020…won the 2020 Legends Tour College Preview, 2019 AAT Fall Classic and 2019 AAT Fall Break Open.