Eagles Prepare to Host 33rd Annual Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Ga. - The Georgia Southern golf team will be back in action when they host the prestigious Schenkel Invitational March 16-18, at the Forest Heights Country Club. The three-round, par 72 tournament will have a round each day. Tee times begin at 9 a.m. for each round.
"This is a great community event," said Head Coach Larry Mays. "There are probably more people that come out and spectate for this tournament than any other college tournament in the country. It gives it a special feel, not only for our players, but for the other teams that come in as well. The southern hospitality and the community involvement out here make it a special event and keeps these big teams coming out here."
The Eagles welcome in a 14-team field for the 33rd annual Schenkel Invitational. The field includes four top-25 teams, and six in the top 30. Along with 93rd ranked Georgia Southern, the field includes: Alabama (7), Auburn (2), Florida (24), Kentucky (83), Minnesota (84), N.C. State (65), North Florida (15), South Carolina (58), UAB (29), Vanderbilt (77), and Virginia (26).
Auburn is the returning back-to-back champions of the Schenkel after claiming the 2011 Schenkel Invitational. The Tigers won last season's Schenkel in a playoff with Florida. Both teams scored 848, (-16) for the 54-hole tournament.
Bank Vongvanij of Florida won Individual honors last year, shooting 207, (-9). This year's field highlights 16 players in the top-100 individual rankings, including fourth ranked Justin Thomas of Alabama and fifth ranked T.J. Vogel of Florida.
Playing for the Eagles will be Lewis Gruber (Tallahassee, Fla.), Scott Wolfes (St. Simons Island, Ga.), Zach Hartman (St. Simons Island, Ga.), Blake Olson (Pensacola, Fla.) and Hayden Anderson (Knoxville, Tenn.).
Playing individually for the Eagles will be Will Evans (McDonough, Ga.), Charlie Martin (LaGrange, Ga.) and Matt Mierzejewski (Alpharetta, Ga.).
The Schenkel Invitational is free for spectators to attend. Live stats will be available at golfstat.com.
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- Category: Golf
- Published on Thursday, 15 March 2012 14:56