Golden Eagle golfers set to play 54 holes in Arkansas State event

Golden Eagle golfers set to play 54 holes in Arkansas State event


JONESBORO, Ark. - Tennessee Tech is one of 19 schools that will compete Monday and Tuesday at the 54-hole Red Wolf Intercollegiate, hosted by Arkansas State University at RidgePointe Country Club in Jonesboro.

Seven Ohio Valley Conference teams are included in the 19-team gathering, including Austin Peay, Belmont, Eastern Illinois, SIUE, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State, and Tennessee Tech.

The large tournament field will begin play Monday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., with the second round to follow immediately.  The final round is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Par is 72 with yardage set at 6,565 at RidgePointe.

The Golden Eagles finished seventh at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate, March 18-19, at the Sevierville Golf Course. Freshman Adam Cuningham was Tech's top finisher in that 36-hole, rain-shortened event.

Cunningham and senior Greg Kitts will be competing this week as individuals for the Golden Eagles, while coach Polk Brown's lineup, determined by qualifying play last week, will feature Lee Maxwell, Mitch Thomas, Lee Whitehead, Bryce Kendrick and Maxx Verble.

Teams in the Red Wolf Intercollegiate
(listed alphabetically/OVC teams in bold type)

1.     Arkansas State
2.     Arkansas-Little Rock
3.     Austin Peay State
4.     Belmont
5.     Eastern Illinois
6.     Louisiana-Monroe
7.     Meridian Community College
8.     Missouri State
9.     Nebraska
10.   New Orleans
11.   Nicholls State
12.   Northern Iowa
13.   Oral Roberts
14.   Samford
15.   Southern Illinois
16.   Southern Illinois – Edwardsville
17.   Tennessee-Martin
18.   Tennessee State
19.   Tennessee Tech