Summit League’s Golf Championship Comes to Utah for First Time

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Competing in the State of Utah for the first time in the history of the tournament, Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club will be the site of the Summit League’s Men’s Golf Championship hosted by Southern Utah University.

Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club's Famous Lava Holes

Entrada will provide a great test of golf for our championship,” says Richard Church, Men’s Golf Coach for Southern Utah University

Competing in the State of Utah for the first time in the history of the tournament, Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club will be the site of the Summit League’s Men’s Golf Championship hosted by Southern Utah University. The collegiate men’s golf event will be held April 26 – 27, 2010, with the winning college team advancing to the NCAA Regional Tournament. The Summit League is in its 28th year as an NCAA Division I athletics conference.

The ten Summit League institutions include defending champions Oral Roberts University of Tulsa; Centenary College of Louisiana; IPFW, Indiana University-Purdue University of Fort Wayne; IUPUI, Indiana-Purdue University of Indianapolis; UMKC, University of Missouri of Kansas City; North Dakota State University; Oakland University, Rochester, MI; South Dakota State University; Southern Utah University and Western Illinois University.

“Entrada will provide a great test of golf for our championship,” says Richard Church, Men’s Golf Coach for Southern Utah University. He further adds that, “The golf course conditions are always excellent, and the design of the course presents a real challenge. The lava holes at Entrada are extremely unique and force golfers to be very accurate with their tee shots.”

“The members and staff at Entrada are honored that the Johnny Miller Signature Golf Course at Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club has been selected as the site of the first Summit League Championship in the State of Utah” states Phillip Martin, General Manager, “And,” he adds “we are pleased to serve as hosts for the teams who will be staying at The Inn at Entrada, our on-site resort.”

The Summit League was originally formed in 1982 as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities, later known as the Mid-Continent Conference. In its third year of rebranding following its 25th anniversary, the name was changed to the Summit League to reflect a renewed emphasis on improving the academic and athletic performances of all league student athletes.

Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club is a private club for members that is a unique blend of elegant home sites and leisure activities including The Inn at Entrada (http://www.innatentrada.com), a small luxury resort of 40 Casitas, centered around the Johnny Miller Signature Golf Course. Managed by the world’s leading golf management company, Troon Golf, Entrada’s course offers a challenging round of golf that weaves through Southern Utah’s majestic scenic beauty against a backdrop of red sandstone cliffs, rolling dunes and black lava beds.

Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club is located in St. George, Utah, 119 miles (192 km) northeast of Las Vegas, NV, and 303 miles (488 km) south of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15, and is within easy day-trip distance to some of the nation’s most stunning natural attractions: Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks, Grand-Staircase Escalante and Cedar Breaks national monuments, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon.

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