NCAA's Best To Faceoff At Western Intercollegiate

The 66th Annual Western Intercollegiate, one of college golf's most valued championships, takes place April 14-15 at the famed Alister MacKenzie-designed Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif., hosted by San Jose State University.


This year's edition of the longest running college golf tournament west of the Mississippi River boasts a field with seven of the nation's top-15 teams including #1-Texas and also the top-two individual men's college golfers according to the April 3 GolfStat rankings.


Alongside Texas, #3-California, defending champion #5-UCLA, #7-Southern California, #9-Oregon, #12-San Diego State and #13-Stanford will tee it up with host San Jose State (#76). The field also includes Denver (#95), New Mexico State (#101), UC Irvine (#132), Kansas (#145), Hawaii (#146), and Hawaii Hilo (#10, D-II).


21 of the top-100 individuals Including Texas' #1-Jordan Spieth and #2-Dylan Frittelli will play in the 54-hole event. Top-ranked World Amateurs Patrick Cantlay (#1) of UCLA and Patrick Rodgers (#2) of Stanford will also be among the individuals competing for The Blue Jacket, awarded to the champion. Cantlay comes to the Western on the heels of a low-amateur performance at the 2012 Master's just one week prior.


The 88 players representing 14 schools will play 36 holes Saturday with a shotgun-start beginning at 8:15 a.m. PDT, and 18 holes on Sunday.  Team scores on the 6,615-yard par 70 course will be calculated by a play six, score five format.  


There is no admission charge for the Western Intercollegiate and parking is free. Live scoring during all three rounds are available at www.golfstat.com.