Aztecs Set for Wolf Pack Classic


SAN DIEGO – The San Diego State men’s golf team completes its fall schedule when it travels to compete in the Wolf Pack Classic, Oct. 10-11, at the par-72 Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno, Nevada.

The 54-hole event will take place over two days with two rounds scheduled for Monday, starting with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. PT, and the final round scheduled for 9 a.m. PT Tuesday based on the scores of the first two rounds.

The Aztecs, who are 18th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin team valuations, are joined by No. 43 Brigham Young, Colorado, Fresno State, Loyola Marymount, host Nevada, New Mexico, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, San Francisco, UCLA and UNLV.

SDSU is coming off a convincing eight-stroke win at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, Sept. 23-24, shooting a 16-under 848. It was the fifth tournament victory for San Diego State since the Spring 2021 season (the Aztecs did not participate in the Fall 2020 campaign due to COVID). SDSU launched four subclasses in the five-man roster, but was led by seniors Youssef Guezzale (San Diego/La Jolla HS) tied for fifth out of 104 golfers at 6-under 210. Tyler Kowack (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS), meanwhile, tied for seventh at 5 under 211, while sophomore Shea Lagoon (Jamul, Calif./Steele Canyon HS) tied for 14th (-2), rookie Dylan Oyama (Carlsbad, Calif./Pacific Ridge HS) tied for 23rd (+2) and second Justin Hastings (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) tied for 30th (+3).

SDSU also has an eighth-place finish under its belt at the busy Maui Jim Intercollegiate, Sept. 9-11, at 24-under 816.

San Diego State Coach ryan donovan sketched in the same range of Lague, Guezzale, Kowack, Hastings and Oyama, when he was in second year Rugthai Thongsom (Surat Thani, Thailand) will make his debut as an Aztec, competing as an individual in the 72-man field.

Lague leads SDSU with an average of 68.7, while Guezzale (69.5), Kowack (69.8), Hastings (71.0) and Oyama (71.2) are close behind. Lague’s five-under par also paces San Diego State, while his three-round 60s tie with Kowack for the most on the team.

This will be the first known time that the Aztecs will participate in the Wolf Pack Classic. The event returned last year after an 11-year hiatus, spanning from 1976 to 2010. The Wolf Pack has won the event a record 10 times, while New Mexico is the defending champion.

Amid beautiful mature trees and landscaping, Hidden Valley Country Club offers fantastic views of the mountains and city lights of Reno, Nevada. The course was designed by Billy Bell, Jr. and redesigned by Mike Stark and Dick Bailey in 2001.

Following this weekend’s event, SDSU will begin its spring campaign at the Southwestern Invitational, Jan. 30-Feb. 30. 1, at North Ranch CC in Westlake Village, CA.

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