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The Dores head to Cabo for.... golf?

Cove Club

Most kids head to the beach for Spring Break. The same goes for the Men’s Golf Team, except they’ll be playing golf as well.

The Dores are one of 15 teams invited to the Cabo Collegiate Tournament in lovely Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

This tournament comes quickly on the heels of the Gator Challenge where the Dores finished second, but didn’t perform at the top of their game as a team. Cabo will be a place for them to try and fire on all cylinders.

Here’s what I mean. No. 1 Golfer (and No. 14 in the WAGR), John Augenstein shot 73-69-73 to post T4 on the team. He was four shots off his scoring average of 69 twice. That’s eight shots as a team. Those scores would have counted each day towards the team total.

But, two freshmen played really well at the Gator. Harrison Ott and Reid Davenport handled their business. So if Augenstein handles his, and one of the two freshmen post a good round each day, then the Dores should perform very well this weekend.

The Course

Cove Club is a Jack Nicklaus design that opened in 1994. Like all Jack designs, it is really heard. It plays 7,100 yards with a of slope is 145 and a rating of 74.4. That means when a scratch golfer plays the course, he’s expected to shoot 74. Scores will be high this week.

If you’re hankering for a detailed map of the course, check out this digital yardage book.

It’s built on the cliffs of the Baja Peninsula and marked with rock formations and pock bunkers peppered around the moonscape. However, it is vividly green.

What makes it so difficult besides the low lying land and constant ocean wind is that there is no room for error. The lush fairways end and the course becomes cliff side rock or beach. Oh and there are cacti. Lots of cacti. So don’t miss.

FWIW

Nashville Weather: Hi 51, Lo 41, 75% rain

Cabo Weather: Hi 77, Lo 62, 0% rain

Did they make the right decision? We report- you decide.

Play starts on March 1.