Tech men's golf team to face nine OVC teams at F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

Tech men's golf team to face nine OVC teams at F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

By Mike Lehman, Tennessee Tech Sports Information Coordinator

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's golf team is poised to continue its fall slate Monday morning, as the Golden Eagles head to the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.

The two-day, 54-hole event will begin with an 8 a.m. CT shotgun start, Monday (36 holes), and finish with a 9 a.m. shotgun, Tuesday (18 holes) on the par-72, 6,841-yard layout at The Links at Novadell in Hopkinsville, Ky.

The field will consist of over 60 players on 12 teams, including nine Ohio Valley Conference teams. Here's a look at the participating teams:

Austin Peay
Eastern Illinois
Eastern Kentucky
Morehead State
Murray State
Southern Illinois
Tennessee State
Tennessee Tech
UT Martin

Western Illinois

Freshmen A.J. Wilkerson and Alexander Riddle will each see their first action as Golden Eagles Monday and Tuesday, with Wilkerson earning a spot in the starting five for Tech. Riddle will compete as an individual, along with Cookeville native Adam Cunningham.

"The guys were able to finish strong at Western Kentucky, and we look to continue that momentum as we head to one of our big OVC rivals this week at Novadell," head coach Polk Brown said. "The field has nine of the 11 OVC teams, so this should be an excellent barometer to see where we stand with the rest of the teams in the conference. If the wind isn't blowing, it should be a shootout. The guys are up to the task, and we look forward to seeing them give themselves an excellent opportunity for success come Tuesday."

Here's a look at the participating Golden Eagles:

  1. Mason Griffin (Sr.)
  2. Mitch Thomas (Jr.)
  3. Lee Whitehead (Sr.)
  4. Bryce Kendrick (Jr.)
  5. A.J. Wilkerson (R-Fr.)
  6. Adam Cunningham (Jr.) - Individual
  7. Alexander Riddle (Fr.) – Individual