By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's golf team is set to host the sixth annual Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn. from Sunday, Mar. 18 to Tuesday, Mar. 20 at Sevierville Golf Club.
BOBBY NICHOLS INTERCOLLEGIATE: 54 holes (18 Sunday, 18 Monday, 18 Tuesday), located at par-72, 6,913-yard Sevierville Golf Club in Sevierville, Tenn. Teams will kick off with a 9:15 a.m. CT shotgun start each day while playing on the River Course.
GOLDEN EAGLE LINEUP: Competing for the Golden Eagles are junior Matthew Giles, senior Alexander Riddle, freshman Bracton Womack, freshman Will Brooks and senior A.J. Wilkerson. Competing as individuals are sophomore Cameron Yeary and sophomore Dabney Dickenson.
THE COMPETITION: The 14-team field consists of host Tennessee Tech, as well as Austin Peay, Belmont, Carson-Newman, Detroit Mercy, Eastern Kentucky, Evansville, Lincoln Memorial, Marshall, Maryville College, Montreat College, Tennessee State, UT Martin and Wright State.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH BROWN: "Since we started the event in 2013, the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate has always been a tournament the guys look forward to on the spring slate. After another solid finish in Jackson, they are looking to continue that momentum at the River Course in Sevierville. They are ready to tee it up come Sunday morning."
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Golden Eagles enter the fifth annual Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate with momentum, having placed third at UT Martin's Grover Page Classic last week, the team's fifth consecutive top-four finish at the event. Tech tied for fifth in last year's edition of the BNI, with senior A.J. Wilkerson leading the way with seventh-place finish overall.
Photo by Jake Rogers, UT Martin Sports Information