By Matt Berson, Cal State San Marcos Sports Information Director
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Cal State San Marcos head men’s golf coach Greg Hutton has been named co-coach of the United States team for the 15th World University Championship in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
The 2014 World University Golf Championship will be held June 21-28, 2014 at the world-famous 18-hole, par-72 Severiano Ballesteros course of Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, home to the Omega European Masters.
Coach Hutton will be tasked with creating a United States team comprised of six members – three from NAIA schools and three from junior colleges from across America – who will compete against a variety of difference countries from across the globe. Coach Paul Chavez of Odessa Community College (Texas) will assist Hutton in recruiting junior college players.
“I am honored to represent Team USA and the NAIA at the World University Golf Championship,” said Hutton. “This will be a great experience for the student-athletes, along with myself.”
The tournament is four days and will also include an individual competition. The six players will be cut down into a four-man squad for each round. The top three scores from the four-man team will constitute the team score for each round.
Coach Hutton is in his fourth season at CSUSM and has taken the Cougars to new heights in his tenure. In 2012-13, the Cougars were ranked in the top 25 every week of the season and finished the year at No. 3 in the national coaches’ poll. CSUSM set a single-season school record with a 293.32 scoring average, won three tournaments, took home the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference title and had two players named NAIA All-America.