LAS VEGAS, NV (March 6, 2017) -- The field for
the 2017 playing of the Southern Highlands
Collegiate is loaded to say the least.
Set to begin on Monday the event boasts a
roster of programs that includes three of the top
four and six of the top-10 teams in the
Hosted by No. 23 UNLV at Southern
Highlands Golf Club the 54-hole event offers a
number of intriguing story lines. Can No. 4 USC
repeat as team champion? Can
Florida sophomore Sam Horsfield win
medalist honors for a second consecutive year?
Or will Stanford's Maverick McNealy pick up the
12th individual win of his illustrious Cardinal
the program record?
These potential story lines are just the tip of
the ice burg for this years Southern Highlands.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
|Maverick McNealy (Sr.)
|Sean Crocker (Jr.)
|Collin Morikawa (So.)
|Dylan Meyer (Jr.)
|Rico Hoey (Sr.)
|Jared du Toit (Sr.) ||Arizona
|Sahith Theegala (So.)
|Viraat Badhwar (Sr.)
|Nick Hardy (Jr.) ||Illinois||
|Sam Horsfield (So.)
|Shintaro Ban (Jr.)
The highest ranked team in the field is No. 2
Florida, followed by No. 3 Illinois and then of
course the Trojans. No. 6 Oklahoma State enters
the week fresh off a win at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate and
a second consecutive victory could propel them
to top spot in the next rankings. The top-10
representation is rounded out by No. 7 Texas
Tech and No. 8 Stanford.
Along with host UNLV, the the elite field also
includes No. 11 Oklahoma and No. 15 San Diego
State plus Arizona State, California, New Mexico,
recent Southwestern Invitational
champions Pepperdine, SMU and TCU.
CONFERENCE BREAK DOWN
|Big 12 ||3|| |
|Mountain West ||3|| |
|American ||1|| |
|Big 10 ||1||
|SEC ||1|| |
|West Coast ||1|| |
Throughout the week play will begin with tee
times at 9:00 a.m. PST from Nos. 1 and 10.
Southern Highlands Golf Club is a par-72 7,510
layout that was co-designed by Robert Trent
Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr.