Men's golf prepares for the 3rd Annual Rees Jones Collegiate Invitational
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University men's golf team will travel this Sunday to participate in the 3rd Annual Rees Jones Collegiate Invitational.

The event is set for Oct. 3-5 with practice rounds slated for Sunday and is hosted by Michigan State. The tournament will be held at the Haig Point Golf Club on Daufuskie Island, S.C.

The 20-hole course which has appeared in the Golf Digest "America's 100 Greatest Courses" will host a pool of competition which includes: San Jose State, Michigan, South Carolina, Charleston Southern, Kennesaw State, Wofford, Winthrop, Jacksonville, Jackson State, Liberty, and Alabama State.

The men are coming off an impressive finish after winning the National Black College Invitational in Atlanta, Ga. Tennessee State finished with a 15-shot lead, and Dorian Vauls (3-under par 69) led all golfers when the tournament was canceled after the first round due to inclement weather. A decision was made to only count the results from round one, naming TSU (8-under par 280) as the champion.

The Tigers are looking to improve from their 11th place finish in last year's Rees Jones Collegiate Invitational where South Carolina won the tournament by 37 strokes. TSU finished shooting 85-over par 949 (326-310-313) overall last year.

The Invitational is named after Rees Jones, the original 1986 architect, who returned to Haig Point in 2007 for a restoration.

Next, the men will return to the green Oct. 17-19 to compete in the F&M Bank Intercollegiate hosted by Austin Peay.