Tech men's golf team headed for Muscle Shoals for OVC Championships

Tech men's golf team headed for Muscle Shoals for OVC Championships

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's golf team heads south to take on the field of the Ohio Valley Conference Monday, taking part in the OVC Championships from Apr. 24 to Wednesday Apr. 26 at The Shoals, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

OVC CHAMPIONSHIPS: 54 holes (18 Monday, 18 Tuesday, 18 Wednesday), located at par-72, 7,258-yard Robert Trent Jones Trail Fighting Joe Course at The Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Teams will kick off with tee times on Monday morning at 8 a.m. CT.

GOLDEN EAGLE LINEUP: Competing for the Golden Eagles are junior A.J. Wilkerson, sophomore Matthew Giles, freshman Cameron Yeary, freshman Charles Seals and freshman Dabney Dickenson.

THE COMPETITION: The 11-team field consists of Austin Peay, Belmont, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Murray State, SIUE, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin.

THOUGHTS FROM COACH BROWN: "The guys have made some positive strides throughout the course of the entire year. We started out slowly in the fall, but as the spring has progressed, we have started to play more consistent golf. This has occurred at the right time as we look to continue this trend heading into OVC. They have been hard at work in their preparation, and we look forward to an excellent week down at Muscle Shoals."

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Golden Eagles enter their final scheduled action of the 2016-17 season playing some of the best golf they've played all year. Tech has placed in the top five in two of the past three tournaments and seen consistent improvement across the board all year long.

Photo by Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information