NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State men’s golf team will travel to play in the Skyhawk Classic on Oct. 7-8. The two-day, 54-hole classic will consist of 16 teams playing the first two rounds on Monday, with the final round on Tuesday. The University of Tennessee at Martin event will be played at the Par-72, 6,685 yard Paris Landing State Park, and part of the Tennessee Golf Trail.
The Tigers will face off against Alabama State and Jackson State, as well as Ohio Valley Conference opponents Austin Peay, Murray State and the host, UTM. MSU and the Skyhawks will field two teams for the classic. IPFW, Southern Illinois, Bethel, Christian Brothers, Dalton State, John A. Logan, Lee and Union will round out the field.
Head coach Parrish McGrath will send out seniors Andrew Warner and Codie Welborn, along with juniors James Stepp and Matt Campbell. Sophomore Blake Burgett will complete the five-man team. Warner, Welborn and Stepp are competing in their third tournament this season; Burgett will participate in his second straight. Campbell will take to the links for the first time this year.
The Tigers finished third at the National Black College Hall of Fame, Inc. Invitational last week. Warner led the squad carding a 5-under, 67.
Monday’s opening round will begin with an 8:00am shotgun start. The second round will begin immediately following the first 18-holes of play.