Men's Golf set to host TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate
Friday, April 2, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. - The men's golf team will return to action when Tennessee State University hosts the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate from April 4-6.

The tourney is in its third year and  will be held at the King's Creek Golf Course in Springhill, Tenn. 

The course at King's Creek Golf Club is an 18-hole Arnold Palmer design with five sets of tees that can stretch the course from 5,078 yards to 6,807 yards. Par is 70, with the front and back nines each at par 35. Yet it still features four par fives with each nine consisting of a balance of three par 3s, four par 4s, and two par 5s.

Practice rounds are scheduled for Sunday (4/4) with the first round set to begin at 8 a.m. on Monday (4/5) with a shotgun start.

The pool of 15 men's teams set to compete includes last year's tourney winner, Belmont (8-under-par 856), and squads from Ohio Valley Conference members Murray State, UT Martin, Tennessee Tech, SIU Edwardsville  and Morehead State.

Other teams slated to compete:  Evansville, John A. Logan, Valparaiso, Texas Pan-American, Winston Salem State, Lipscomb, Alabama State, and Dayton.

In the intercollegiate last season at the Hermitage Golf Course, host TSU finished 11th recording an overall stroke count of 894. Chris Seibel (74-71-75) and Ryan Smith (74-73-73) led the Tigers with a tournament total of 220 and tied for 25th place.

In their last time out, TSU captured their second tournament title of the season at the Alabama A&M Spring Classic (3/30) shooting 25-over-par from total rounds of 304 and 297 for an overall score of 601.

Smith, Seibel, Richard Gill, and Cameron Scitern were named to the all-tournament team finishing in the top ten in the individual rankings.

Smith captured his first career tournament title at the end of the four-player playoff finishing 3-over-par at 147. He shot 76 (4-over-par) in the first round and carded a 1 under par 71 in the final round.

Seibel also finished at 147 from rounds of 73 and 74 and finished with a three-way draw for second. Gill followed at seventh-place shooting 153 and Scitern fell in at ninth shooting 155.

Next, TSU will return to play when they travel to Charlottesville, Va. to compete in the Cavalier Classic hosted by the University of Virginia. The tournament is scheduled to start on April 30.