GREENSBORO (August 14, 2017) – The inaugural season of the men’s golf team is only a month away. N.C. A&T men’s and women’s golf coach Richard Watkins released the schedule on Monday with eight tournaments scheduled over two semesters. The men will share four of those tournaments with the women’s golf team.
“It will be easy for people to expect from these gentlemen the same success our ladies had in their first season,” said Watkins. “Both teams are playing golf, yes, but they are facing different circumstances as well. We must let these young men make their own path to success and grow. As the season progresses, I think they will get better and better.”
The men will hit the tee for the first time on Sept. 18 when they participate in the Queen University of Charlotte Invitational, Sept. 18-19 at par 72, 7,099-yard at The Club at Irish Creek course in Kannapolis, N.C. In their next tournament, the men will join the women for the women’s season opener at the Hampton Collegiate Golf Invite at the par 72, 7,000-yard Sleepy Hole Golf Course. The first and second rounds begins at 8:30 a.m., with shotgun starts. The men will play 36 holes on Sept. 25 and 18 holes on Sept. 26. The women will play 18 holes on both days.
After a month away from competition, the men will participate in the VSU Trojan Fall Classic hosted by Virginia State in Petersburg, Va. The par 72, 6,605-yard Dogwood Trace Golf Course will host the tournament, Oct. 23-24. It will be their final tournament of the semester before they open the spring semester at the B-CU Wildcat Invitational at the par 72, 5,952 yard LPGA International Golf Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. The men will play March 1-2 in Daytona Beach before the women play on March 3-4.
On March 11-12, the men will travel to Leland, N.C., to participate in the Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest. The men will also participate in the MEAC Invitational and the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Tournament, but those dates have not been set.