GOLF | Gaels Continue Spring at John A. Burns Intercollegiate
Saint Mary's will begin the spring season's second tournament on Thursday at 8 a.m. HST.
LIHU’E, Hawai’i — Saint Mary’s golf continues the spring season, this time in the Aloha state as the Gaels compete in another quality field at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate from Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 15-17, at the Wailua Golf Course.
20 teams make up the large field, with five teams inside the latest top-50 Golfstat rankings - Texas A&M (4), North Carolina, (24), BYU (32), Saint Mary’s (42) and UNLV (45).
Arizona (53), Grand Canyon (100), New Mexico (86), Utah (78), UTEP (98) and Virginia (60) are also in this week’s field and inside the top-100 Golfstat Relative rankings.
THE COURSE FORMAT
54-holes will be played, with 18 holes each of the three days. Each round will have an 8 a.m. (HST) shotgun start.
Opened in 1961, Wailua Golf Course will play a par 72 at 6,991 yards. Designed by Toyo Shirai, Wailua has hosted three USGA Amateur Public Links Championships.
Saint Mary’s will employ a lineup of Pavan Sagoo, Perry Cohen Connor Blick, Blake Hathcoat and Brandon Jacobs.
Sagoo continues to lead the Gaels with an average round of 71.18 through 17 rounds. The senior has two top-5 finishes thus far in his final season.
Redshirt freshman Brandon Jacobs makes his first appearance in the team’s top-5 after a strong showing at the tough Arizona Intercollegiate. Jacobs finished the individual field tied-second.
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