Tech golf teams both picked fifth in OVC preseason voting

Tech golf teams both picked fifth in OVC preseason voting

Golden Eagle seasons get underway Feb. 20-22 in Alabama and Mississippi

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Both of Tennessee Tech's golf teams are expected to finish in the middle of the pack in the Ohio Valley Conference, according to coaches around the conference who were polled by the league office for a preseason predicted order of finish.

Eastern Kentucky and Murray State were picked as the men’s co-favorites while Morehead State was tabbed the team to beat on the women’s side in a vote of league head coaches released on Thursday.

On the men’s side three teams received first-place votes with Murray State getting four of the nine first-place votes and being picked co-favorites (56 points) along with Eastern Kentucky, who received three first-place votes and were also tabbed co-favorites. Defending champion Austin Peay was picked third and received the other two first-place votes (53). The poll was rounded out by Jacksonville State (49), Tennessee Tech (31), Morehead State (27), Eastern Illinois (23), UT Martin (17) and Tennessee State (12).

Three teams also split the first-place votes on the women’s side, with Morehead State receiving five of the eight first-place votes (46 total points) in being picked first. Jacksonville State received one first-place nod and was picked second (41), while defending champion Murray State receiving the other two first-place votes and were tabbed third (39). The order of finish was completed by Eastern Kentucky (30), Tennessee Tech (26), Austin Peay (22), Eastern Illinois (13) and Tennessee State (7).

The 2010 OVC Men’s and Women’s Championships will be held at the Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tenn. The women’s championship will be held on April 22-24 while the men’s championship is set for April 26-28.

2009-10 OVC Golf Preseason Predicted Order of Finish
(as voted on by the league head coaches)

Men’s Predicted Order of Finish
1. Murray State (4 first-place votes) 56 points
Eastern Kentucky (3) 56
3. Austin Peay (2) 53
4. Jacksonville State 49
5. Tennessee Tech 31
6. Morehead State 27
7. Eastern Illinois 23
8. UT Martin 17
9. Tennessee State 12

Women’s Predicted Order of Finish
1. Morehead State (5 first-place votes) 46 points
2. Jacksonville State (1) 41
3. Murray State (2) 39
4. Eastern Kentucky 30
5. Tennessee Tech 26
6. Austin Peay 22
7. Eastern Illinois 13
8. Tennessee State 7