Nic Booth finished 13th for the T-Birds in 2013
SUU Strategic Communications

SUU Menís Golf Headed to Battle in the Tetons

August 31, 2014
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University men’s golf will open its fall season on Monday and Tuesday when the team takes part in the Battle of Tetons in Victor, Idaho. The tournament is scheduled to be played on the par 72, 7,400-yard Headwaters Golf Club at Teton Springs with 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday.

The Thunderbirds will have a quick turnaround following the tournament with the team also schedule to compete at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational on Saturday and Sunday in Colorado Springs.

The Course

Headwaters Golf Club at Teton Springs Resort: par 72 • 7,400 yards

The Coach

Richard Church (Utah ‘89) is in his 15th season as head golf coach and his 20th on the staff at Southern Utah. Prior to taking over the program from former Coach John Evans, Church spent four seasons as the Thunderbirds’ assistant coach. During his tenure on the SUU staff, Church has coached five academic all-Americans, one Mid-Continent Conference medalist, two Mid-Con runner-ups and the University’s only two NCAA post-season competitors in golf. He is the only women’s golf coach in SUU history.

Last Time at the Battle in the Tetons

VICTOR, Idaho - Sept. 3, 2013 – Jake Holt shot 2-under par 214 to finish tied for third place and lead Southern Utah’s men’s golf team to a third place finish at Weber State’s Battle of the Tetons. The tournament was held at the par 72, 7,373-yard Headwaters Golf Club at Teton Springs Resort.

Holt followed Monday’s rounds of 74 and 69 with a round of 71 on Tuesday to move up one spot in the final standings, four shots off the pace of Wyoming’s Kamrin Allen and two behind Utah Valley’s Brayden Eriksen. SUU’s Nic Booth shot even par on Tuesday to finish all alone in 13th place at 2-over par 219 while two more Thunderbirds, Sammy Cole and Time Leonard finished in the top-20, in 14th and 19th, respectively.

Cole had the team’s low round on Tuesday, 70, to come in at 4-over 220, while Leonard had a round of 73 for a total 221. Freshman Jameson Keiley rounded out SUU’s team entry in 29th place at 227 after an even-par round on Tuesday, while freshman Braxton Williams finished 48th at 242 after a round of 81 on Tuesday.

As a team The Thunderbirds shot their best round on Tuesday, 285, but Wyoming had the low team score of the tournament, 277, to finish at 857, ahead of second place Utah Valley (862) and SUU (873). Utah State finished fourth at 880, followed by Weber State (885), South Dakota State  and Valparaiso (889) and Westminster (905).