Goodyear, Ariz. - The Nebraska men's golf team is set to compete in its fourth event of the spring at the Denver Desert Shootout at Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz., Thursday through Saturday.
In their most recent outing, the Huskers finished sixth at the Jackrabbit Invitational on March 13. NU fired a season-best score of 876 at Primm Valley Golf Club. Senior Scott Willman led the team for the sixth time this season, tying for fifth. Willman's finish earned him his second Big Ten Men's Golfer-of-the-Week award in three weeks.
The field at the Denver Desert Shootout includes 15 teams. Intrastate rival Creighton as well as former conference foes Kansas and Kansas State will play alongside Air Force, Boise State, BYU, Denver, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico State, San Diego, Southern Utah, Tulsa and Wichita State.
This year marks the seventh time the Huskers will have competed at the Desert Shootout. Nebraska played in the event every spring from 2005-2010 but didn't compete there in 2011. The Huskers' best finish is second place, achieved in both 2006 and 2007. The tournament was formerly referred to as the Ron Moore Invitational from 2006-2008 and the Pioneer Classic in 2005.
The first round tees off Thursday at 8:30 a.m. (Central Time) on Hole Nos. 1 and 10. The second round will start on Friday at 8:30 a.m., also with tee times on both nines. The final round will be a shotgun start on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Denver Desert Shootout
March 22-24, 2012
Palm Valley Golf Course
Par 72 - 7,015 yards
Denver Desert Shootout Field (15 teams): Air Force, Boise State, BYU, Creighton, Denver, Idaho, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico State, San Diego, Southern Utah, Tulsa, Wichita State.