TSU's Men's Golf team is looking to take a big step forward this year as the Tiger's are preparing for the up coming season by playing in some big amateur tournaments. Coach Knight, "We were not very pleased with the way we played last year as a team. The guys are preparing for the up coming season by working on their games and playing in some big amateur tournaments. A real effective way to get better is to play with and against the best players. I'm really looking forward to this year because their hard work over the summer will pay off."
Senior Phillip Watkins will be playing in the prestigious Western Amateur in Michigan July 31 through August 5. The event features some of the best amateurs in the country. Some of the PGA tours best players have won this tournament in the past.
Incoming Junior transfer Matt Rosen, will join former TSU star Robert Dinwiddie at the Scratch Players Championships in Minnesota. The event, like the Western Amateur, also features top amateur players from around the world. The Scratch Players will be August 14th through the 19th. Then Matt and Robert will head up the road to the famed Heseltine National. Home of several US Opens and PGA championships for the biggest Amateur tournament in the United States the US Amateur. The US Amateur is truly a major accomplishment in the Amateur golfing ranks. In fact, Jack Nicklaus calls the US Amateur a Major Championship.
Sophomore Adam Gruber is also playing well up in Canada, and will play in Canada's biggest Amateur tournament the Canadian Amateur. The Canadian Amateur is the best tournament in Canada.
Congratulations Tigers for your summer accomplishments, and best of luck to you in these up coming events.