LOGAN — Utah State's golf team will travel to Arroyo Grande, California, this week to compete in the Cal Poly-hosted Match Play Championships on Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26 at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course.
The Cypress Ridge course measures 6,803 yards for the tournament and will play as a par 72.
UC Santa Barbara is seeded No. 1 and will face No. 8 Weber State in the opening round Monday. Also in the upper bracket is No. 4 Sacramento State and fifth-seeded Cal Poly, with tee times set for 8 to 8:50 a.m. Both matches are from the first tee.
In the lower half of the bracket, No. 2 Utah State meets No. 7 Southern Utah and third-seeded UC Irvine takes on No. 6 Cal State Northridge. They will start at the 10th hole, also at 8 a.m.
Semifinals will take place Monday afternoon at 1:15 p.m., from the first and 10th tees, with the final round set for Tuesday starting at 7:40 a.m. from the first tee. The championship and consolation matches begin at 8:35 a.m.
Scheduled to compete for the Aggies are juniors Hayden Eckert (Buhl, Idaho) and Chase Lansford (Colleyville, Texas), sophomores Colten Cordingley (Rexburg, Idaho) and Andy Hess (Idaho Falls, Idaho) and freshman Cameron Tucker (Ogden, Utah).Comment on this story
Overall, this will be Utah State’s second tournament of its spring season following a third-place finish at the Southern Utah-hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational in early February with a 1-over 577 (293-284). Hess led USU as he tied for fifth place with a 2-under-par 142 (75-67), while Lansford tied for eighth place at 1-under 143 (73-70), Tucker tied for 15th place at 1-over 145 (72-73), Cordingley tied for 21st place at 3-over 147 (73-74) and Eckert tied for 25th place at 6-over 150 (75-75).
Cordingley leads Utah State this season with a stroke average of 73.07 over 14 rounds, Hess has a stroke average of 73.79 over 14 rounds, Lansford has a stroke average of 74.07 over 14 rounds, Eckert has a stroke average of 75.14 over 14 rounds and Tucker averaged a 75.25 over eight rounds.
Live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com and daily results will be available at www.UtahStateAggies.com.