ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia men’s golf team will open the fall portion of the 2021-2022 season this weekend in The Carmel Cup in Pebble Beach, Calif.
Lineup: Seniors Will Kahlstorf, Trent Phillips, and Eli Scott; junior Nicolas Cassidy; and freshmen Buck Brumlow and Maxwell Ford.
Field: Georgia, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Mississippi State, and Arkansas.
Schedule: The Bulldogs will tee off in 10-minute increments between 11:10 a.m. and noon EDT on Friday and will be paired with Mississippi State, Oklahoma, and TCU.
Rankings: No. 14 Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll; No. 17 GolfChannel.com.
Tournament Format: 54 holes of stroke play Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Teams will have lineups of six players, with the low five counting.
Course: Pebble Beach Golf Links (par 72, 6,828 yards).
Live Results: Golfstat will provide team and individual results, pairings, and tee times.
Last Time: The Bulldogs came in fourth in the 2019 event as then-sophomore Phillips posted a third-place finish. Spencer Ralston and Davis Thompson, who capped their record-setting Georgia careers last season, added eighth-place efforts.
Coach Chris Haack Says: “This is the first time we haven’t had Spencer Ralston and Davis Thompson in the lineup in a long, long while, so it’s the next guy up to replace those guys. So far, so good with some new faces stepping into the lineup. We’re taking six guys to Pebble, and five of them have never been there. It’s a new group, but they are good, young, talented guys, and we’re excited to get out there. I always go into every tournament thinking we’re going to win. We want to go out there, get into contention, get some experience under our belt, and see what we’re made of. Every team has its own identity, and this is where we start creating it.”
News & Notes: Phillips has been ranked No. 7 in the GolfChannel.com Preseason Top 30 and he has been named to the Haskins Award Preseason Watch List … Phillips is 29-for-29 in tournament appearances for the Bulldogs. Kahlstorf has played in 11, followed by Scott with eight, and Cassidy with six … Highly touted freshmen Brumlow and Ford will be making their collegiate debuts … Haack is beginning his 26th season as the Bulldogs’ head coach. Predecessors Dick Copas (1971-96) and Howell Hollis (1946-70) served as Georgia’s head coach for 26 and 25 seasons, respectively.
On Deck: After The Carmel Cup, the Bulldogs will play in the Scenic City Collegiate at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn., Sept. 20-21.
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