SEATTLE - Following a successful 2018-19 campaign that saw Seattle U men’s golf placing third at the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship, Head Coach Marc Chandonnet has ramped things up for his team by entering them in 11 total tournaments – four in the fall and seven in the spring – for the 2019-20 regular season. The men’s twelfth tournament is for the all-important conference title – this year, the WAC Championship tournament will take place from May 1-3 in Maricopa, Ariz.
Seattle U kicks off the year on Sept. 16-17 in Sammamish, Wash., with a return to the University of Washington-hosted Husky Invitational. Next, they travel south to Fresno, Calif., for the Fresno State Nick Watney Invitational on Sept. 30-Oct. 1, and then compete in the brand-new Oregon State Invitational in Corvallis, Ore., on Oct. 14-15. They close out their fall slate at the Visit Stockton Invitational, hosted by University of the Pacific, on Oct. 21-23 in Stockton, Calif.
The schedule ramps up in the spring, with the Redhawks entering seven tournaments before the WAC Championships. First, they return to St. George, Utah, for the first time since 2014 for the Southern Utah Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational on Feb. 10-11. The team has 10 days off before their next stop in Palm Desert, Calif., where they compete in the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate from Feb. 21-23. Following that, the men make a quick jaunt to Jurupa Valley, Calif., to enter The Joust (hosted by California Baptist University) on Feb. 24-25.
The Redhawks are no strangers to the Bandon Dunes Championship, despite taking a two-year break from the tournament; this season, they return to Bandon, Ore., on Mar. 8-10 to experience it as presented by a new host: the University of Idaho. For their next event, Seattle U heads to Eugene, Ore., from Mar. 23-24 for the Oregon Duck Invitational, and hosts the Seattle U Redhawk Invitational just a week later (Mar. 30-31) at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash. Finally, they take a breather on Apr. 20 with the UC Davis El Macero Classic Lite, a one-day shoot-off in El Macero, Calif., to conclude the regular season before the conference championship.
This year's squad introduces two new freshmen in Conor Kelly and Will Koepke, along with transfer sophomore Federico Gutierrez. They return juniors Quinton Borseth, Greg Gionfriddo and Ben Gruher, as well as sophomores Nathan Cogswell and Jack Rahon.