By Cassie Stein, Golfweek
The Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters will boast arguably the best field in college golf, March 7-9 in Las Vegas. The tournament will host seven of the top-10 teams, including the top-five, in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
Alabama will enter the tournament after losing for the first time in 11 events at the SMU Querencia Cabo Collegiate on March 4 by one to Houston. The Crimson Tide still boast the No. 1 player in the Golfweek rankings, senior Trey Mullinax. Also in the top-10 of the rankings, No. 3 freshman Robby Shelton and No. 10 senior Bobby Wyatt.
California, Oklahoma State and Stanford are all coming off victories in the last two weeks and look to continue their winning streaks in Nevada.
• Other notable facts
• Nine of the top-10 players in the Golfweek rankings will make a start at Southern Highlands Golf Club.
• Last year’s medalist, Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers is back to defend his individual title (he won in a playoff against former Cal player Michael Kim, New Mexico graduate James Erkenbeck and Alabama’s Cory Whitsett).
• California is looking to become the first back-to-back champions since 2008-09 (UNLV).
Here is a breakdown of all 15 teams: