February 05, 2020

Top collegiate golfers to compete at Riviera for spot in the 2020 Genesis Invitational

The Genesis Invitational kicks off its tournament week at The Riviera Country Club on Monday, February 10 with the Collegiate Showcase, featuring top collegiate players vying for an exemption into the 2020 Genesis Invitational field. The Collegiate Showcase tees off at 8 a.m. The event features an individual stroke-play competition for the collegiate entries, with the low collegiate golfer earning a spot in The Genesis Invitational 2020 field. The expected collegiate athletes competing in the 2020 showcase include:

School Collegiate Player*
University of Kentucky Alex Goff
University of Kentucky Allen Hamilton
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jack Trent
Odessa College Jose Dibildox
Pepperdine University Clay Feagler
Pepperdine University Josh McCarthy
University of Southern California Yuxin Lin
San Jose State University Sean Yu
University of Texas Spencer Soosman
Texas Tech University Kyle Hogan
University of Washington Jan Schneider
University of Washington Noah Woolsey
University of Wyoming Kirby Coe-Kirkham
*Players subject to change

2020 marks the sixth time the tournament has hosted the Collegiate Showcase. Past winners of the event who earned an exemption into the PGA TOUR event at Riviera are Kentucky’s Lukas Euler (2019), Texas’ Scottie Scheffler (2018), Pepperdine’s Sahith Theegala (2017), Illinois’ Charlie Danielson (2016) and Wake Forest’s Will Zalatoris (2015).

The Collegiate Showcase also features a pro-am style event with teams comprised of a PGA TOUR pro and two amateurs representing their alma mater. Professionals expected to tee it up at Riviera on Monday include defending champion J.B. Holmes (Kentucky), Abraham Ancer (Odessa), Ryan Moore (UNLV), CT Pan (Washington), Andrew Putnam (Pepperdine), Jhonattan Vegas (Texas) among others. The three-man pro-am teams compete against each other in best-ball play, with the lowest scoring team winning a $50,000 donation to the school’s golf program. For the second straight year, the tournament has collaborated with the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) to help educate college golf programs on the unique opportunity available by participating in the event.

Tickets to the 2020 Genesis Invitational are currently on sale with prices starting at $19.92. Tickets, including hospitality and preferred parking passes, can be purchased by clicking HERE.