By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's golf team returns to action Monday, Oct. 2 with the two-day Hummingbird Intercollegiate hosted by Western Carolina at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley.
HUMMINGBIRD INTERCOLLEGIATE: Oct. 2-3, 2017 – 54 holes (36 Monday, 18 Tuesday), located at the par-71, 6,767-yard Country Club of Sapphire Valley in Sapphire, N.C.
THE COMPETITION: The 13-team field consists of host Western Carolina, as well as Austin Peay, Belmont, Central Arkansas, Charleston Southern, Colgate, Elon, Gardner-Webb, Marshall, Morehead State, Presbyterian, Radford, and Tennessee Tech. Fielding individual competitors only will be Clemson, Duke, and Wake Forest.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH BROWN: "The guys have been hard at work since Eastern Kentucky's event, and are excited to go back to Sapphire Valley for the first time in a few years. We are extremely blessed and grateful to have the opportunity to place on such an amazing golf course. The guys are looking forward to competing in a very solid field."
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Golden Eagles haven't made the trip to Sapphire, N.C. since the 2013-14 season, but the Country Club of Sapphire Valley proved to be rewarding for the team. Tech finished in fourth place at the event, highlighted by a third-place showing by Lee Whitehead and seventh-place finish by Mitch Thomas. This will mark a first-time trip for each of Tech's five participants, leaving a lot of opportunities out on the course.
Photo by Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information