Men's Golf set to compete at OVC Championship
Monday, April 26, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University men's golf team will compete for the Ohio Valley Conference title from April 26-28 at the GreyStone Golf Club in Dickson, Tenn. Tee-off is slated for 8 a.m.

Eastern Kentucky serves as the host of the event with the par-72 course stretching to 6,858 in yardage.

A year ago TSU finished sixth at the men's championship. Austin Peay came from five strokes down edging Murray State by a single shot.

Chris Seibel led the Tigers with a 3-under score of 69 to finish at 221 (+5) for the event, putting him in seventh place in the individual ranks.

The Tigers charge into this year's championship finishing in the top five in the team standings in four of seven tournaments. TSU captured two team titles winning the Alabama State Fall Golf Classic and the Alabama A&M Golf Classic in the spring.

TSU has finished ahead of five OVC teams in two tournaments this year while posting a team 298 per stroke average.

Seibel continues to lead the Tigers with a league's third best 72.8 per stroke average. In seven tournaments on the year, Seibel has finished in the top five on four occasions.

Ryan Smith follows with a 75.0 per stroke average and has registered two finishes in the top five in tournament play including an individual victory at the Alabama A&M Golf Classic (3/29 - 3/30).

TSU is coming off a second place performance at their host TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate after starting the final round in eighth.

The annual awards banquets will be held following the first round of play. The OVC Player of the Year, Coach of the Year as well as All-Tournament and Tournament MVP awards will be presented at the conclusion of each championship.

Designed by PGA Tour pro Mark McCumber, GreyStone Golf Club offers a challenging yet fun round of golf to competitors of all skill levels. Located in historic Dickson, the golf course is a short drive from Nashville and is easily accessible from throughout Middle Tennessee. Opened in 1998, GreyStone Golf Club is a public course that has hosted many high profile events including: 2002 PGA Tour First-round qualifying, Men and Women's Tennessee State Open from 1999-2003, 2000 PGA Tour first-round qualifying, Monday qualifying for BellSouth Senior PGA Tour and 2004 1st Stage PGA Tour School Qualifying.

The men's event was last held in Tennessee in 2000 (Paris, Tenn.).

The Tigers will conclude the season when they head to Port St. Lucie, Fla. To defend their PGA Minority National Championship for May 6 - 9.