Covering a golf event is not a bad way to spend a day, in fact I'm sure most people would trade
their everyday job to walk in beautiful surroundings and watch talented people play the fine
game of golf.Isleworth, the home to many tour pros (and was the home club to some guy named
Tiger for 15 years), is one of those places that you really look forward to visiting (especially this
time of year), whether it be the Tavistock Cup or the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.This 54
hole event included the nations top 15 teams: Alabama, Arkansas, Augusta State, Central
Florida, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, LSU, New Mexico, North Florida, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech,
Vanderbilt and the #1 ranked California Bears.
The University of California came a long way to Orlando for the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational,
and left with a perfect 5-0 record in the fall, the cross country streak started at the Gopher
Invitational in Minnesota, then they tied for first in Atlanta at the Ping/Golfweek Preview, next
was the Pac12 Preview in Oregon, followed by the Bears home event, a 20 stroke rout at the
Alister Mackenzie Invitational.
The Cal Bears celebrate their perfect 5-0 fall record at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.
The Bears trailed New Mexico by five strokes during the final round but they pulled out the
victory by two shots, being led by individual champion Michael Kim who finished at -4 (67-
72-73).The Bears finished the week at +4 =868, for sophomore Kim it was his first college
New Mexico's James Erkenbeck (72-70-71) and last years collegiate player of the
year, Alabama's Justin Thomas (73-70-70) finished 2nd one shot back.
Texas Sophomore Jordan Spieth finished 5th.
Photos from Isleworth:
Jordan Spieth stripes a shot into the 16th hole that rattles the stick during the first round.
The large fairway bunker that hugs the corner on the dogleg right 18th at Isleworth.
A closer view of the approach on the 18th
The tips at Isleworth are 7,544 yards, named after their famous member who won 14 majors
while living at Isleworth.
The 1st tee at Isleworth
The trophies on display behind the first tee.
For results and more info on the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational click the link below: