Tiger Golf heads to Alabama A&M Spring Classic
Friday, March 26, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University men and women's golf teams will travel to Scottsboro, Ala. to compete in the Alabama A&M Golf Classic.

The event will take place at the Goose Pond Colony Plantation Golf Course, which is known for its two 18-hole championship golf courses. The event is set for March 28-30 and with a practice round slated for Sunday (3/28).

The pool of competition include men and women's squads from Alcorn State (M&W), Prairie View A&M (M&W), Morehouse (M), Talladega (M), South Carolina State (M), Lemoyne-Owens (M), Southern (M), Savannah State (M&W), and Mississippi Valley State (M&W).

For TSU, the men are coming off a third place win at the Grover Page Classic where the team shot a final round overall score of 302. Chris Seibel led the Tigers finishing fifth in the individual standings, shooting two-under for a final score of 214. In addition, he led the competition shooting 14 birdies making the all-tournament team with his third finish under par for both the fall and spring season.

The women will look to bounce back from their 10th place finish at the Samford Women's Intercollegiate.  Jamie Pierce led the Tigers in the individual standings finishing in the top 50 with rounds of 85, 86, and 85. Pierce posted a final stroke count of 256 shooting 40-over par.

Siebel and Pierce continue to lead their squads respectively.  Siebel currently manages an average score of 73.2 hitting one-over-par while Pierce posts an average of 83.0 shooting 11-over-par.

The women will look to defend their title in the Classic after finishing in first place last season. The Tigers shot 366 overall in one round played with Marie Black finishing fourth with a 19-over par for 91. The men's golf team did not participate in the Alabama A&M Golf Classic last year.

Next, the men return to the green from April 4-6 to host the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate at the King's Creek Golf Course in Springhill, Tenn. The women will head back to Alabama from April 11-13 when they compete in the Huntington College Hawk Spring Invitational in Montgomery at the Lagoon Park Golf Club.