BYU to Host 2008 PING Cougar Classic

Robbie Fillmore, along with several other BYU golfers, will compete in the PING Cougar Classic Friday and Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU men's golf team looks to improve on its solid season as they host the 46th-annual PING Cougar Classic at the Riverside Country Club April 18-19.

A field of 14 teams, including every Division I golf program in the state of Utah and No. 46 St. Mary's College will compete in the Cougars' lone home tournament of the season.

"There will be a lot of great young golfers competing out at Riverside," BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. "Hopefully we'll get after it and get on track. It would be an important victory for us if we can play well."

BYU won the 2007 Cougar Classic with a team score of 32-under-par 832, and All-American BYU golfer Daniel Summerhays won the individual tournament shooting 67-71-67--205.

The team has had tremendous success at the Classic, earning 33 tournament championships in the last 46 years. Despite a challenging season this year, BYU looks forward to the opportunity to play at their home course with the support of their fans.

The 14-team field includes: Air Force, Boise State, BYU, Idaho State, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State, Sacramento State, No. 46 Saint Mary's, Utah, Utah State, Utah Valley State, Washington State, Weber State, and the University of Wyoming.

Teams will play 36 holes on Friday with tee-times beginning at 8 a.m. The public is invited to attend the tournament. Admission is FREE.

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