COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Followers of the Tennessee Tech
women's golf team can rest assured they will get ample chances to
watch the Golden Eagles compete this fall. Head coach Polk Brown
announced the team's fall schedule with five matches awaiting the
squad, including four on familiar grounds.
The Golden Eagles will open the 2013-14 campaign in Ledbetter,
Ky., at the MSU Drake Creek Invitational hosted by Ohio Valley
Conference rival Murray State. The 54-hole tournament will take
place Sept. 9-10 at the Drake Creek Golf Course.
"We're going back to Murray's tournament and it's always an
honor to play with them," Brown said. "They're a very good team
year-in and year-out. We're looking forward to playing with
Tech will hit the links once more in the opening month, making
the trip to a familiar tournament in Waynesville, N.C., on Sept.
16-17. The Golden Eagles will take part in the Great Smokies
Invitational, a 36-hole tournament hosted by Western Carolina. Tech
has played in this tournament all 14 years since it made its debut,
claiming the team championships in 1999 and 2000 and finishing
third in 2008. It's one of the largest fields Tech will compete
against this year.
The month of October features three tournaments, including two
in the state of Tennessee. On Oct. 7-8, the Golden Eagles will play
in the CSU Wendy's Invitational hosted by Charleston Southern. The
tournament will feature 36 holes at the prestigious Rivertowne Golf
Course, rated as a 4.5 star course by Golf Digest's Places
"The tournament that stands out in terms of where we're going is
the CSU Wendy's Invitational hosted by Charleston Southern," Brown
said. "I've had the privelege of playing Rivertowne before and it's
a very, very good golf course. They've held an LPGA event there, so
we're looking forward to that trip."
A second tournament hosted by an OVC rival will be Oct. 14-15 as
Tech will participate in the APSU F&M Bank Intercollegiate
hosted by Austin Peay. It will mark the final 36-hole event of the
fall as the Golden Eagles look to improve on last year's ninth
Wrapping up the fall swing will be the MTSU Blue Raider
Invitational, a grinding, 54-hole tournament spanning Oct. 21-22 at
Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro. This will mark the second
consecutive season the Golden Eagles will make their way to the
event hosted by in-state rival Middle Tennessee.
"MTSU gives us a chance to play against one of our former OVC
rivals and any time we can play with them we try to jump at the
chance," Brown said.
"We're going to be very young this year," Brown said. "We only
have one upperclassman in senior Amber
Shepherd. We also have no juniors. We have three sophomores and
three freshmen coming in for this season. I'm looking forward to
seeing how everybody steps up.
"I'm just looking forward to seeing everything play out this
year," Brown added. "I really feel good about this squad coming
into the fall and I'm excited to get things going."