Aztecs men's golf opens 2021 season at Mesa Invitational

The Aztecs men's golf team opened the 2021 season at the Mesa Invitational. Connor Wierman (second from left) shot an overall score of 149 (76-73) and finished 16th in the individual standings. Left to right: Andrew Rivas, Wierman, Jackson Williams and Coach Marcus Smith. Photo courtesy of Marcus Smith.
The Aztecs men's golf team opened the 2021 season at the Mesa Invitational. Connor Wierman (second from left) shot an overall score of 149 (76-73) and finished 16th in the individual standings. Left to right: Andrew Rivas, Wierman, Jackson Williams and Coach Marcus Smith. Photo courtesy of Marcus Smith.

The Pima Community College men's golf team closed out play at the Mesa Invitational on Tuesday.

  • Sophomore Connor Wierman (Ironwood Ridge HS) posted the best two-day total for the Aztecs as he finished in 16th place in the individual standings. He shot a 1-over par 73 in his second round and shot an overall score of 149 (76-73).
  • Freshman Andrew Rivas (Canyon del Oro HS) shot an even-par 72 in the first round but struggled in the second round finishing with a 153 (72-81) and was 24th in the final standings. Sophomore Jackson Williams (Ironwood Ridge HS) shot a 193 (96-97).
  • Coach's Quote: "Overall we have to learn how to finish a tournament when we have the momentum. I'm disappointed in the scores especially since I know the talent and skill set we have," Pima golf coach Marcus Smith said. "It's a process and everyone understands that. We know we can do better."
  • The Aztecs will play in the Scottsdale Invitational on March 1-2 at the Hillcrest Golf Club in Sun City.