The men’s golf team will head to Colorado Springs to participate in the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational this weekend.
This invitational is hosted by the Air Force and was named after college hall of fame coach Gene Miranda. This will be the 50th year of the invitational. The tournament will take place on the Dwight Eisenhower Blue Course, a par 72, 7,511-yard layout.
ACU participated in the Invitational last year, ranking 10th out of 19 colleges last year. Schools included were Texas State, Drake and Colorado. The top player for ACU last year was junior Bryce Dooley, who tied for 24th out of 111 players, shooting one under par for the tournament.
Senior Garrett Glanton said he looks forward to the competition and uniqueness of the tournament.
“Playing in Colorado gives us the opportunity to compete in a different environment than we are used to here in the South. Everyone who is traveling this week has the potential to take it low, so we are going into the tournament with an aggressive mindset,” Glanton said. “Personally, I am looking forward to competing against schools that we will not see for the remainder of the season. Having the opportunity to play a golf tournament on the Air Force base is an incredible opportunity.”
Last season, the Wildcats had two top-five finishes as a team including a win in the Houston Baptist University-Colin Montgomerie Invitational.
Other schools competing in Colorado Springs this year include Wyoming, New Mexico State and Missouri State. The tournament will start Friday and last until Sunday.