LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head men's golf coach Greg Sands announced the 2017-18 schedule on Monday, which features tournaments in California, Hawaii, Colorado and Nevada, among other desirable destinations.
The Red Raiders, coming off a season that included their 16th-straight NCAA postseason appearance along with their 18th and 19th team tournament wins under Sands, tee off the 2017 fall slate Sept. 1-3 in The Carmel Cup, held at Pebble Beach.
From there, Tech competes at the Trinity Forrest Invite in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 24-26, before heading to Denver, Colo., for the Paintbrush Intercollegiate, which will be held Oct. 9-10. The Red Raiders wrap up the fall portion of the schedule Oct. 22-24, at the Isleworth Collegiate, in Orlando, Fla.
"I'm really looking forward to our schedule this season," Sands said. "We've continued to schedule some of the best and most challenging courses out there, and that starts with beginning our campaign at Pebble Beach. Playing a schedule like this can only help us when we get into the postseason. The guys have looked great this summer and we're ready to get started."
Tech begins the spring slate Feb. 1-3 at the Amer Ari Invitational, in Kona, Hawai'i. After that, they'll travel to Palm Springs, Calif., playing the Desert Classic Feb. 16-18, at the Classic Club.
In March, the Red Raiders head to Las Vegas for the Southern Highlands Masters (March 6-8) and San Diego, Calif., for the Lampkin Classic (March 12-14).
Tech has two more tournaments in the Month of April: The Aggie Invitational, in Bryan, Texas (April 7-8), and the El Macero Classic in Sacramento, Calif. (April 13-15), before the postseason begins with the 2017 Big 12 Championship, which will be held April 23-25, at Southern Hills, in Tulsa, Okla.
As always, the location of a potential NCAA Regional (May 14-16) is yet to be determined, but the 2017 NCAA Championship will be held May 25-30, at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla.
The Red Raiders return five of the team's top seven scoring averages from a year ago, led by Fredrik Nilehn, who notched two individual tournament titles last season. Three members and the alternate from last year's No. 2 seed at the NCAA College Grove Regional will return to the course for the Red Raiders in 2017.