PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The UConn men's golf team heads for Lecanto, Fla., this weekend to compete in the American Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship, taking place at the Black Diamond Ranch.
The three-day event, hosted by The American and USF, will take place Sunday through Tuesday, April 26-28.
Senior Chris Wiatr (Woodbury, Conn.) will lead the UConn contingent into the competition. Also playing for the Huskies are juniors Zach Zabach (Farmington, Conn.), and John Flaherty (Glastonbury, Conn.), sophomore Eric Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.) and junior Cameron MacKay (Brookfield, Conn.).
Wiatr, Zaback, Flaherty, and Dietrich all participated in the AAC Championship last year, when it was held at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. Dietrich topped the UConn players with a tie for 30th place individual, while the Huskies finished eighth as a team.
Play on the par-72, 7,025-yard Quarry Course at Black Diamond Ranch will begin at 8 a.m. each day with 18 holes each of the three days. An awards presentation will take place following the final round on Tuesday. Admission to the event is free and open to the public, and live scoring can be found through www.GolfStat.com or on the GolfStat mobile applications.
The event features all 10 American teams, two of which are ranked among the nation's top 50, according to the latest GolfStat rankings announced on April 22. USF is the league's highest-rated team at No. 28 while SMU checks in at No. 42.
Temple's Brandon Matthews is the nation's 36th-ranked player heading into this weekend's championship, while SMU's Bryson DeChambeau ranks 43rd nationally. DeChambeau was one of six juniors named to the 2015 Ben Hogan Award Watch List in March, the most prestigious award in men's college golf.
The Mustangs won last year's championship by five strokes over second-place UCF, while individual champion DeChambeau carded a 7-under 206 to earn medalist honors.
Complete results and a recap from each day of the 2015 American Men's Golf Championship may be found at www.TheAmerican.org/mgolf.