Tournament Set For Monday And Tuesday
Another Purple Aces sport will get under way this weekend as the University of Evansville men’s golf team will take part in the Murray State Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.
Thirty-six holes comprise Monday’s action with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. On Tuesday, the final 18 holes start at 9 a.m. at Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray, Ky. Par will be 71 with the yardage coming in at 6,601.
A large field in the event will include: Bethel (TN), Chicago State, Evansville, Green Bay, John A. Logan, Missouri Baptist, Morehead State, Southern Indiana, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, UT Martin and Western Illinois.
Tyler Gray is the top returning player for the men, finishing last year with an average of 72.20 strokes per round. He took top honors in the Butler Fall Invitational in 2016 and came home second in the TSU Intercollegiate in the spring.
Matthew Ladd and Noah Reese also averaged under 77 strokes per round last year. Ladd finished at 76.25 with his top finish being a tie for 8th in the Bulldog Florida Invitational. Reese checked in with a 76.93 average, bringing home a pair of 15th-place outings.
Three newcomers join the squad as Jessie Brumley, Gabe Rohleder and Spencer Wagner have joined the team.