LA Tech Closes Regular Season at Old Waverly Collegiate Championship
April 6, 2014
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech’s men’s golf team will close the 2013-14 regular season this week as the Bulldogs travel to West Point, Miss. to compete in the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship hosted by Mississippi State.
Action begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 7, with a shotgun start. 36-holes will be played on Monday. Tuesday will begin with a 9 a.m. start at holes one and 10.
The second-annual Old Waverly Collegiate Championship will play host to 15 of the top rising teams in men’s collegiate golf. Participating teams include: Austin Peay, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Florida, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Memphis, Ole Miss, Southeastern Louisiana, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy and Wichita State.
The team’s that make up the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship sport 49 international players on their combined rosters. Six players are from England, while five players hail from Scotland. Nine players on the field’s rosters are from the Magnolia State.
Nine teams from this year’s OWCC participated in post-season play last year.
Nestled in the heart of the Golden Triangle, Old Waverly is no stranger to premier golf events. The club has hosted numerous events on its championship course, including the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open. Old Waverly has also hosted the men’s and women’s SEC Championship, Southern Golf Association Women’s and Junior Championships, and the 2006 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
Designed by U.S. Open winner Jerry Pate and Bob Cupp, the course has been named to Golfweek’s Top 100, Golf Digest’s Top Course In Mississippi, and Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses.
The course of the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship will play at 7,088 yards. The longest holes fall back-to-back. Holes No. 9 and 10 will be 590 and 543 yards, respectively. Hole No. 3 will be the shortest hole at 170 yards, but it follows a pair of lengthy par 4’s.
Players will be greeted by a 190-yard par 3 at No. 17, that is almost exclusively over Lake Waverly. To conclude the back nine, one of the most recognizable 18th holes in the South awaits players. The 445-yard par 4 doglegs around Lake Waverly toward the clubhouse.
Live results from the tournament can be found at LATechSports.com and GolfStat.com.
For complete coverage of Bulldog Golf, please follow @LATechGolf on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.
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