TULSA, Okla. – NM State men’s golf will be living on Tulsa Time for a few days as it rounds out the fall season. Competing in The Clerico, hosted by Oral Roberts, the Aggies will close out the fall campaign with 54-holes over two days in Oklahoma.
After a dominating performance at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, NM State looks to ride the hot hand into Tulsa. Garrison Smith will once again play as the Aggies’ number one after winning the Herb Wimberly, shooting a school record 198. Smith moved into No. 6 in the Golfstat individual rankings after his strong showing in Las Cruces.
Lance Christensen Jr works his way into the NM State lineup and will begin the tournament as the five. Christensen will be the first Aggie to tee off, starting at 8:00 am CT. Alexandre Bauduin remains in the Aggie lineup this week and sits in the fourth slot of the lineup.
Freshman Javier Delgadillo continues to solidify his role as a staple in the NM State lineup and will play as the three this week. Delgadillo will be joined by 2022 NCAA Bryan Regional qualifier Aidan Thomas, who will remain as the number two in the Aggie grouping.
Players will be competing for an entry to an event on the Korn Ferry Tour. The individual winner of The Clerico will earn an exemption into the newest Korn Ferry Tour event in 2023, the Compliance Solutions Championship.
The Clerico – Hosted by Oral Roberts University
dates: Monday, October 24 – Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Location: Tulsa, Okla.
courses: The Oaks Country Club
How to follow
Every shot from Tulsa will be entered into Golfstat. Fans can click HERE or head to the NM State men’s golf schedule page for live stats and results.
NM State will join the host, Oral Roberts, and Kansas City, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Rice, South Alabama, Southern Utah, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, Utah State, and UTSA at The Clerico. Individuals from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will also head to Tulsa to compete.
As is typical with collegiate golf tournaments, The Clerico will be a 54-hole event. The field will compete for 36-holes on Monday, beginning at 8:00 am on the field hole.
NM State will be paired with Oral Roberts and Texas State in Monday’s action.
Teeing Off for the Aggies
- Garrison Smith – 8:36 am
- Aidan Thomas – 8:27 am
- Javier Delgadillo – 8:18 am
- Alexandre Bauduin – 8:09 am
- Lance Christensen Jr. – 8:00 am
Numbers to Know
1 – One individual from The Clerico will earn an entry into an event on the Korn Ferry Tour.
1 (again) – NM State looks to follow up a championship at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate with a strong showing in Oklahoma.
6 – Garrison Smith shot up to sixth in the Golfstat individual rankings after his school-record-setting performance at Las Cruces.
15 – Smith finished the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate at 15-under-par, shooting a 198 over the two-day event.
H2O – Not necessarily a number but thunderstorms and heavy rains are expected on both Monday and Tuesday, which will add additional challenges to the competition.