As fall quickly approaches, so does the 2017-2018 men’s golf season. Head coach David Nuhn released the schedule for the upcoming season.
The Vandals will compete in 10 tournaments throughout the year on the road to the Big Sky Championships in April. Nuhn said he is excited about the upcoming season.
“I am really excited about the schedule we have put together for this upcoming season,” he said. “I think the venues are fantastic. There are some beautiful courses that will test our player’s games. It certainly is a schedule that will prepare us to compete at a very high level come time for the Big Sky Championship and NCAA Tournaments.”
Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, Sept. 11-12
Idaho heads across the border to Palouse Ridge to start the season in the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate hosted by Washington State. The tournament will kick off Sep. 11th in Pullman, Washington. This will be the Vandals second season in a row competing in the neighboring tournament. The hosting Cougars closed out the previous season with a 10th place finish in the Pac-12 tournament.
Ram Masters, Sept. 18-19
The Vandals will travel to Colorado to compete in the Ram Masters, hosted by Colorado State, for the first of two back-to-back tournaments. Idaho will take on fellow Big Sky competitors Northern Colorado at the Fort Collins Country Club.
Mark Simpson Invitational, Sept. 25-26
Idaho finishes up the Colorado trip with the Mark Simpson Invitational. The competition is set for Sep. 25-26 and will be hosted at Colorado National Golf Club, the site of the 2017 Pac-12 Championship.
Southern Dunes Invitational, Oct. 14-15
The Vandals travel down south to Phoenix, Arizona for the Southern Dunes Invitational, October 14-15.
Princeville Warrior Invitational, Oct. 29-31
The fall season comes to a close with a trip to the islands for the Princeville Warrior Invitational, October 29-31 hosted by Hawaii. This will be the second time the Vandals have competed in the tournament.
Pro Compression Invitational, Feb. 12-13
The spring season tees off in Sand Diego, California, at The Farms Country Club for the Pro Compression Invitational Feb. 12-13.
Wyoming Desert Classic, Feb. 16-18
The first month of the of the spring season comes to a close with the Wyoming Desert Classic hosted by the University of Wyoming, Feb. 16-18.
The Bandon Dunes Championship, March 10-13
The Vandals return to the area for the Bandon Dunes Championship hosted by Gonzaga at the Pacific Dunes course. The tournament is set to be held March 10-13.
Chambers Bay Invitational, April 2-3
April starts off with a venture to Chambers Bay for the Chambers Bay Invitational on April 2-3 hosted by Seattle University. The tournament was previously the site of the 2015 U.S Open.
The El Macero Classic Invitational, April 14-16
Idaho’s final tournament before the Big Sky Championship is the El Macero Classic. The tournament is hosted by UC-Davis and will be the second season in a row the Vandals have played in the three-day event.
The Big Sky Championship, April 27-29
The 2017-2018 season comes to a close with the Big Sky Championship at the Boulder Creek Golf Course. The event will take place April 27-29th where Idaho will look to repeat the 2016 success and take home the title.
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