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Golden Eagle men's golf to open spring at Snowman Getaway in Arizona

By Mike Lehman, Tennessee Tech Sports Information Coordinator

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It's finally time to hit the links for the Tennessee Tech men's golf team as the Golden Eagles head way out west to Goodyear, Ariz. to take part in the Snowman Getaway Monday, Feb. 24 through Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The 54-hole tournament, located at the Palm Valley Golf Club, will feature two rounds on Monday, beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The final round is slated to begin Tuesday with another shotgun start at 8 a.m.

The event will feature an 18-team field including Ohio Valley Conference foes Murray State and SIUE. The Palm Valley Golf Club plays at a par 72 and 7,015 yards.

Here's an alphabetical look at the participating squads:

Air Force
Airzona State
Connecticut
Gonzaga
Illinois State
Indiana
Kansas City
Loyola (Md.)
Missouri State
Murray State
Navy
SIUE
South Dakota
St. John's
Tennessee Tech
Utah
Utah Valley
William & Mary

The Golden Eagles collected three top five finishes in the fall, including fourth place at both the Bearcat Invitational and The Hummingbird Intercollegiate. They also nabbed fifth place in at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate. Tech will look to keep its fall momentum moving forward into spring play.

"We're very excited to make the trip out west to Phoenix for our first event of the spring," said head coach Polk Brown. "The weather has been tough here, so it will be nice to go to where the sun is shining and warm. The guys are looking forward to continuing the momentum they built in the fall. They have worked hard since we have been back, and I can't wait to see them out on the course competing again."

Here's a look at the starting five Golden Eagles:

  1. Mitch Thomas (So.)
  2. Lee Whitehead (Jr.)
  3. Bryce Kendrick (So.)
  4. Mason Griffin (R-Jr.)
  5. Adam Cunningham (So.)